On the eve of the auto show in Frankfurt, the company presented a new 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider mid-engine Roadster.
The novelty created on the base coupe Ferrari 488 GTB, and according to tradition received the name of Spider. According to the creators, the car is the most powerful mid-engine Roadster in the history of the brand from Maranello.
Ferrari 488 Spider has at its disposal a 3.9-liter eight-cylinder motor with two turbines, thus bringing the power up to 670 horsepower. The maximum torque increased to 760 Nm and is available from 3000 rpm to Realize the power characteristics helps 7-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches. The Roadster is capable of gaining first “hundred” for the same 3 seconds as the coupe, and top speed reaches 325 km/h.
Ferrari 488 Spider is built on a lightweight chassis
Which are widely used in aluminum and magnesium. As a result, the weight of the car amounted to 1420 kg. Thus, the open version is only 50 kg heavier than the coupe. Lightweight aluminum folding roof weighs 25 kg. It is composed in a special compartment in 14 seconds. In addition, the supercar has received a wind screen electric, fixed in three different positions. The company noted that it can be removed with a closed top to “enjoy the sound of the engine even in bad weather”.
A lot of attention when creating the machine was paid to aerodynamics, which is the best in open Ferrari models. The car received a double front spoiler and an active rear diffuser, which changes its position depending on the speed of a vehicle and lateral accelerations. To cope with the powerful Roadster electronic systems help control side slip Side Slip Angle second generation and traction control F1-Trac and active rear differential.
The debut of the 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider will take place in mid-September at the Frankfurt motor show.