Exotic Car Of The Week - 031
This week in our 'Exotic Car Of The Week' series we will be looking at the sleek Ferrari 488 Pista Spider. Ferrari's 50th open top model and to this point, quite arguably their best. The 488 Pista Spider combines the most advanced race-technology with the joys of en plein air driving to deliver one of the most exhilerating driving experiences the famous prancing horse has ever produced. The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider along with various other models from Ferrari are available for rental in most major cities worldwide with Exotic Rentals & Retreats.
Design and Styling
Who knew that combining two of the most hot-selling Ferraris (458 Spider & 488 GTB) would create a matchless new version of the famed Ferrari legacy? As the name indicates, the 488 Pista is more in tune to perform on the racetrack compared to its predecessors. Apart from the quickly retractable RHT (hard shell droptop) which stashes in as few as 14 seconds, the advancements in aerodynamics and suspension controls are some of the many bespoke highlights of the car. The 488 Pista has a complex electronic SSC which features a Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer to provide the driver with an additional layer of improved dynamic assistance that has never been seen before on a production built Ferrari.
Lots of switches for quick access, an assortment of elegant carbon fittings, and a delightful ergonomic design is everything that makes the 488 Pista Spider a winner above all. The side bolsters enhance the comfort of the ergonomic seats and the roof is fully insulated so as to ensure coziness when the hardtop is kept as it is above the head. Although the S-duct has reduced the cargo space, drivers and passangers enjoy a sound and peaceful traveling experience with this high-performing supercar.
Engine and Performance
The Ferrari Pista Spider has the title of 'the most powerful V8 engine ever mounted on a Ferrari road car'. The powerful engine possesses an incredible 720HP generated by its twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine. The rear-wheel drive masterpiece is propelled by a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) gearbox to assist the driver in an effortless driving experience.