Ferrari 488 Pista Spider Makes Unexpected Premiere At Pebble Beach

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider has unexpectedly launched at Pebble Beach, offering customers all the driving thrills of the regular Pista but with the added experience of a removable hardtop.

Like the 488 Pista coupe, the Pista Spider is powered by a truly brutal twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 engine delivering 711 hp and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. Consequently, the Pista Spider achieves the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 2.85 seconds, exactly the same as its sibling.

If drivers have enough room, the car can reach 124 mph (200 km/h) from a standstill in 8 seconds, 0.4 seconds slower than the coupe and continue through to a 211 mph (340 km/h) top speed.

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider tips the scales at just 3036 lbs (1377 kg) dry and is roughly 200 lbs (91 kg) heavier than the coupe. In the scheme of things, it is still a light car and is assured to offer much of the same driving thrills of the fixed roof model.

The car happens to be the 50th convertible model in Ferrari’s long and illustrious history and like the 458 Speciale Aperta, is differentiated from the hardtop with a unique livery that runs the length of the car, finished at Pebble Beach in blue, perfectly contrasting the sleek white paintwork.

Customers of the 488 Pista Spider will have the option of selecting one-piece carbon fiber wheels to help offset some of the vehicle’s weight gain. Less expensive diamond-finish 20-inch alloy wheels will also be offered.

Like the 488 Pista coupe, the Spider sports numerous aerodynamic and styling changes from the regular 488 GTB. Chief among these modifications is a revised front fascia with a more prominent splitter and a hood sporting a massive air outlet. Elsewhere, the Pista Spider adopts new side skirts, a custom decklid, carbon fiber rear diffuser and twin tailpipes that look hot as hell.

Ferrari hasn’t announced pricing for the model and whether or not it will be limited like the Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider and Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta before it.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Well, that’s surprising.

  • Bash

    Sneaky. lol

  • Six_Tymes

    oh come on, why oh why am I poor… damn this is beautiful.

  • Jim Ragland

    How dare it shows up unannounced at such an prestigious event.

  • fabri99

    I’ll take one, thank you very much.

  • charlie bear

    You dont need to invest your money in stocks or anything. This car will worth tens of its value in a short time. Such an eternal beauty.

  • ace_9

    meh, I would rather have the huracan performante, which is a better car in probably every way.

    • Bo Hanan

      I’d take a MAC 720S.

      • ace_9

        Yes, that’s also a very solid choice.

    • Matt

      Is it though?

      • ace_9

        I think it is. Of course, I will most certainly never be able to properly test drive either of those cars, so I’m not saying this from my experience. But from the reviews that I saw, I could always see that huracan was considered better from the important supercar aspects (handling, driving feel, aesthetics and wow factor from the inside and outside, sounds, etc.). The 488 has really only one very important characteristic – it’s a ferrari. For many people that can still be the decisive factor. I always liked lamborghini more (ferrari is a bit snobbish to me), so I can get past that. I like GT ferrari models, but they practically stopped making GTs…



  • Belthronding

    long live new king

  • Vassilis

    So the coupe is better then.

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