When talking about the Ferrari 488, you may be referring to one of several models, the Ferrari 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista, or 488 Pista Spider. Of these, the Ferrari 488 GTB is currently making the most headlines, but the other autos are also worthy of consideration. Take a closer look at each to get a feel for them.
Ferrari 488 GTB
With the 488 GTB, you will find an incredibly powerful vehicle that is fun to drive. Some consider it to be a facelifted version of the 458 that gets a turbocharger. In reality, it is much more than this, as the 488 GTB is the very first turbo-assisted auto from Ferrari with a mid-engine since the F40. The 488 GTB also has several other claims to fame, such as the 50 percent increase in downforce generated by speed, which brings it up to 325 kilograms. Additionally, the 488 GTB has quicker gear changes than before and has an improved adaptive suspension.
The 488 GTB runs on a 3.9-liter bi-turbocharged V8 engine that is ready to deliver maximum throttle response just 0.8 seconds following when you hit the firewall. Inside, the 488 GTB feels nice and modern, with higher definition screens in the instrument binnacle and center tunnel controls that are reminiscent of the LaFerrari. As expected, you can configure the Ferrari 488 GTB to have all the luxury you want, including handcrafted materials.
Ferrari 488 Spider
The Ferrari 488 Spider features a retractable hard top that the entire vehicle was developed around. When designing this vehicle, Ferrari aimed to set a new technological benchmark within the automotive world. The Ferrari Design Centre designed the Ferrari 488 Spider with radical new styling that focuses on its aerodynamic requirements. This mid-rear-engine sports car has classic proportions for its body style, including a short and muscular front wing that the bumper is wedged into. The front has a single grille opening and the hood has a raised, pronounced central section. The V8 powertrain delivers up to 492 KW (670 CV) at 8,000 rpm and only needs 3 seconds to reach 62 miles per hour from a stop.
Ferrari 488 Pista
The 488 Pista uses the most powerful V8 engine from the Maranello marque. It also features the highest level of technological transfer from racing so far. This engine is the result of years and years of racing experience and technology. It delivers 720 cv at 8,000 rpm for the best specific power output within its class (185 cv/l). Torque peaks at 770 Nm, which is 10 Nm more than the 488 GTB.
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
The 488 Pista Spider is the 50th open-top model from Ferrari. This is also the automaker’s highest performing Ferrari Spider ever, featuring a record power-to-weight ratio of 1.92 kilograms per horsepower. This auto delivers the thrills of wind in your hair with the best race-developed tech. It shares many features, including the award-winning engine, with the 488 Pista, allowing it to reach 62 miles per hour in just 2.85 seconds.