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Ferrari 488 Spider Convertible (2015-2019)

Neoscore 88%NEX score 100%

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Product Overview

Ferrari 488 Spider (Type F142M) is a high-performance mid-size convertible sports car in production from 2015 to 2019. It was powered by two tunes of Ferrari's new F154 bi-turbocharged V8 engine that displaced 3.9 liters paired to a 7-speed DCT.
Ostensibly an evolution (modificata) of the 458 Spider, the 488 stands out with its new forced induction engine. Unfortunately, this means that the high-pitched noise that previous Ferraris made were gone. Instead, the 488 Spider offers tremendous amount of torque and power, in all likelihood too much for its own good.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 88% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptional performance
  • Hard convertible top
Cons
  • No longer naturally-aspirated
  • Too powerful for its own good
  • Too many electronics

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 100% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent handling
  • Fantastic turbocharged engine
  • Punchy acceleration
Cons
  • Lack of aural range
  • Fiddly infotainment system
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Specifications

Variants:
488 Pista Spider
488 Spider

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
230 L / 8.1 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
19.7 L / 20.8 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
10.5 L / 11.1 qt
Fuel Capacity
78.0 L / 20.6 gal
Passengers
2

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
245/35 ZR 20, 305/30 ZR 20

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

488 SpiderSize | Height
1211 mm / 47.7 in
488 Pista SpiderSize | Height
1206 mm / 47.5 in
488 SpiderSize | Length
4568 mm / 179.8 in
488 Pista SpiderSize | Length
4605 mm / 181.3 in
488 SpiderSize | Width
1952 mm / 76.9 in
488 Pista SpiderSize | Width
1975 mm / 77.8 in
Track Width | Front
1679.0 mm / 66.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1647.0 mm / 64.8 in
488 SpiderWeight
1420.0 kg / 3130.6 lbs
488 Pista SpiderWeight
1380.0 kg / 3042.4 lbs
Wheel Size
9J x 20, 11J x 20
Wheelbase
2650 mm / 104.3 in

Performance

488 SpiderAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.0 sec
488 Pista SpiderAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
2.9 sec
488 SpiderAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
2.9 sec
488 Pista SpiderAcceleration | 0 - 60 mph
2.7 sec
488 SpiderCO2 Emission
260 g/km
488 Pista SpiderCO2 Emission
289 g/km
488 SpiderFuel Economy
11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (combined)
488 Pista SpiderFuel Economy
12.8 L/100km / 18.4 MPG (combined)
488 SpiderTop Speed
325.0 km/h / 201.9 mph
488 Pista SpiderTop Speed
340.0 km/h / 211.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Mid-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 6
Engine
F154CB
Engine | Bore
86.5 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.4:1
Engine | Displacement
3.9 L / 238.1 cu-in / 3902.0 cc
488 SpiderEngine | Power
670.0 hp / 499.6 kW @ 8000 rpm
488 Pista SpiderEngine | Power
720.0 hp / 536.9 kW @ 8000 rpm
488 SpiderEngine | Specific Output
171.7 hp/L / 2.8 hp/cu-in
488 Pista SpiderEngine | Specific Output
184.5 hp/L / 3.0 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
83.0 mm / 3.3 in
488 SpiderEngine | Torque
760 Nm / 560.5 lb-ft @ 6750 rpm
488 Pista SpiderEngine | Torque
770 Nm / 567.9 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Double clutch transmission (DCT)

Production

488 SpiderAvailability
2015 ~ 2019
488 Pista SpiderAvailability
2018 ~ 2019

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External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

Sentiment Score 100%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The 458's naturally aspirated engine provided all the power you'd ever need. The 488 Spider then, with another 99bhp and an even more impactful 163lb ft, for a swollen 561lb ft total. You spend all the time short-shifting and on part-throttle because there's never the space (and in the wet, the traction) to take all that torque. The brakes bite a little too sharply at the top of the travel around town.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic turbocharged engine
  • Punchy acceleration
  • Excellent handling
Cons
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Lack of aural range

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Ferrari 488 Spider (2016) review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/ferrari/ferrari-488-spider-2016-review/. 2016-11-11. Retrieved 2022-05-25.

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