After its global debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in the United States, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider comes. It makes its debut on the European market at the Paris Motor Show this week. The 50th roadster of the Le Mans brand. It also sets a new performance benchmark for the FERRARI Ferrari brand of production roadsters.
The FERRARI 488 Pista Spider combines a racing DNA with a freedom-driven open-top design to deliver an unparalleled handling experience. The performance of the car provides the driver with instant response and the ultimate driving pleasure in all driving modes. The new Leapfrog comes with one of the most advanced roadsters to date Ferrari’s most technically.
The FERRARI 488 Pista Spider combines the engine, dynamics and aerodynamics of the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE. The GTE won the GT class of the FIA WEC in 2017 and since the start of the WEC in 2012. And the 488 GTE has won the GT class of the FIA World Endurance Championship five times. Ferrari has won the GT category manufacturer’s title five times since the start of the World Endurance Championship in 2012. In addition, the 488 Pista Spider draws on the extensive development experience gained from the 488 Pista.
The new FERRARI 488 Pista Spider comes with the most powerful V8 engine in the brand’s history. This year has won the International Engine of the Year Awards for the third consecutive year. The 3,902cc V8 twin-turbo engine has a maximum output of 720cv (50cv more than the 488 Spider). It is along with an excellent torque tune to deliver smoother acceleration. The acceleration is the reason why the FERRARI Ferrari V8 engine won the “Best of the Best” award. It is just for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Engine of the Year Awards. The FERRARI Ferrari V8 engine has also won the “Best of the Best – Top Engine Award”. The Award was for celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Engine of the Year Awards.
The FERRARI 488 Pista Spider combines the best technologies of the brand. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.85 seconds. And it sets a new performance benchmark with a lap time of 1’21″5 on its own Fiorano circuit.
In fact, the FERRARI 488 Pista Spider is one of the most fascinating models in Ferrari’s history. It comes with innovations in many areas that further enhance its handling performance.
Both in terms of specification and performance, the FERRARI 488 Pista Spider comes with a power core. That has set new benchmarks for all types of power cores. It is including the new generation of turbocharged and natural gas engines. This is a major reason why it has been able to win the International Engine for three years. In addition, it is the most powerful V8 engine ever for roading with a new peak.
The new car boasts impressive technical performance parameters for its class. What is special is that the engine reaches the 8000 rpm limit before it immediately stops climbing further. Rather than gradually limiting the revs as it approaches the limit. It ensures maximum power output in aggressive driving situations.
In order to create the most powerful V8 in the history of the car, the power unit comes with advanced technology. It is from the inside out and features a number of technologies used in both GT and Formula 1 racing. Like the new engine inlet design directly for the 488 Challenge. It is from the side to the rear spoiler to ensure probable engine utilization. This technical optimisation significantly reduces the load losses in hydrodynamic power. And once again increases the efficiency of air intake and cooling, resulting in even better performance.
In addition, the V8 twin-turbo engine also features a range of F1 technology upgrades. It comes with an Inconel exhaust manifold, a lighter crankshaft flywheel and titanium connecting rods. It results in a significant weight reduction of 18 kg and a further boost in performance. The engine comes with a turbocharger derived from the 488 Challenge with an integrated tachometer. This specially developed new control design allows for even more responsive acceleration than the 488 Spider. It comes with a truly intuitive and fast throttle response combined with a new pedal design. It makes it even easier for the driver to enjoy the speed experience.
A new cam with exclusive valves and springs inside the engine further enhances power performance, while the cylinder liners come thinner and lighter, all based on a new exhaust manifold geometry. Of course, the carbon fibre air intake chamber is also a highlight and a symbolic design of the Ferrari Special Series, while the engine pistons and cylinder heads come with an upgraded technology of withstanding higher loads, while FERRARI engineers have also reduced friction inside the engine by introducing Formula 1 solution. At the same time, FERRARI engineers have introduced Formula 1 solutions to reduce friction inside the engine.
With this series of upgrades, the FERRARI 488 Pista Spider’s engine not only provides a powerful performance but also a fuller sound than the 488 Spider. It comes with a new chrome-nickel exhaust manifold and optimised exhaust piping design that further enhances the sound of the exhaust in all gears and rev ranges. The Pista Spider’s open-top design makes it easy for owners to enjoy the distinctive sound.
The pure racing efficiency of the gearshift function gives the car even more dynamic driving feedback, and the driver can switch the Manettino knob to RACE mode to reduce gearshift times by a further 30 milliseconds to experience the thrill of a new gearshift operation.
The 488 Pista Spider comes with FERRARI’s highly Variable Torque Management system and is available in all gears. The torque output curve has a reflects its extreme sporting spirit and delivers a powerful acceleration.
The FERRARI 488 Pista Spider is a supercar with exceptional mechanical characteristics in terms of lap time and stop-and-go, and a driver’s experience for the non-specialist.
This special series of V8 roadster features a series of dynamic performance optimisations to ensure precise steering, strong grip, stability and stunning handling for the ultimate driving experience. To this end, FERRARI Ferrari engineers have not only introduced various lightweight designs, but also upgraded the new generation of Side Slip Control System (SSC 6.0), which better manages changes in side slip angles to deliver more controllable lateral dynamics in extreme driving conditions. As a result, SSC 6.0 not only makes drivers more comfortable with oversteer, but also makes it easier for non-professional drivers to navigate and explore the limits of their performance.
The new Michelin Sport Cup 2 special tyres come to improve the efficiency of the braking system.
The FERRARI Dynamic Enhancer system will run when the Manettino knob is on CT-OFF model. This system uses the Ferrari software to adjust the braking pressure applied to the calipers according to lateral force variables such as skid angle prediction, and to adjust the lateral force performance by intervening early and slightly activating the calipers, providing predictable dynamic control under extreme driving conditions.
In terms of steering performance, the FERRARI 488 Pista Spider’s recalibrated SCM-E shock absorbers with 10 per cent stronger springs further enhance driving precision, allowing the driver to respond effectively to all kinds of sharp steering manoeuvres and to anticipate situations more accurately, although if the driver is to be able to take to the road and track with ease, an excellent The 488 Pista Spider’s braking system allows the driver to be able to handle the car at its limits. The 488 Pista Spider’s brakes have therefore been for providing better heat dissipation, especially in extreme driving conditions, and to help reduce the time it takes to reach operating temperature. The brake pedal comes to the 488 Challenge’s Brake Assist system, which further enhances the pedal’s sporty feel and enables the car to decelerate smoothly and smoothly even in extreme conditions.
In terms of dynamic refinement, the 488 Pista Spider’s body shell is also made of various lightweight designs, with several components made of ultra-lightweight materials, such as the bonnet, front and rear bumper and rear spoiler made of carbon fibre, and the rear window made of Lexan thermoplastic polycarbonate. The car is also the first in the FERRARI Ferrari line to be offered with the optional 20″ one-piece carbon wheels, which are entirely made of carbon fibre and weigh approximately 20% less than the standard forged wheels, with grooves and spokes coated with a special coating developed for the aerospace industry to reflect and dissipate the heat generated by the brakes.
The improved performance of the 488 Pista Spider is inextricably linked to the excellent aerodynamics of the FERRARI Ferrari. Inheriting a philosophy of innovation and uncompromising performance at the heart of the car’s design, FERRARI Ferrari’s developers were given full freedom in developing key design solutions.
The 488 Pista Spider is already aerodynamically efficient, but the 488 Pista Spider has improved its aerodynamic efficiency by a further 20 per cent, thanks in no small part to a revolutionary design of the bodywork and underbody, which has made it possible to increase downforce without increasing the car’s wind resistance.
In fact, the aggressive aerodynamic package of the FERRARI 488 Pista Spider is based on the concept of the 488 Spider. For example, active aerodynamics are applied to the underbody, while the exhaust air deflectors (a patented technology on the 488 GTB) have been completely redesigned.
The maximum output of the turbocharged V8 engine has been increased by 50cv compared to the 488 Spider, in part due to the fact that the air temperature in the intake chamber has been reduced by almost 15°C. As a result, the development of the thermo-hydrodynamics has focused on cooling and minimising any interference with aerodynamic performance. To meet the power requirements, the intercooler size needed to be increased by more than 25% over the 488 Spider’s intercooler, however, such a large cooling surface inevitably increased weight and drag. The increase in intercooler efficiency is mainly due to the avant-garde, innovative design of the front of the car.
As with the 488 Challenge, the new car features a rearward-sloping, reversed radiator grille that directs hot airflow to the underside of the car in front of the front wheels, which on the one hand helps to increase the performance of the rear intercooler by 10% and on the other hand offers an additional aerodynamic benefit: a virtual fairing on the exposed part of the tyres, which reduces overall drag by 7% reduction in overall vehicle drag.
In addition, the front end has been completely overhauled in order to generate downforce efficiently, in particular the bumper and bonnet, which are particularly noteworthy because of an innovative S-Duct design based on Formula 1 technology, in which airflow enters through the air inlets on the front bumper, passes through aerodynamic ducts with calibrated cross-sections and exits through vents in the bonnet to generate downforce on the front axle, while The front air inlet is complemented by a wing-like component in the lower centre, which has the advantage of acting as a splitter thanks to its curvature, increasing the speed and flow of air in the aerodynamic channel S-Duct and thus enhancing the vehicle’s performance, while on the other hand creating a low-pressure area at the front end of the body, which further increases downforce. This unique design increases the overall downforce by 18% (compared to the 488 Spider).
Based on the 488 Challenge, the outer front bumper of the wheels has also been completely revised, resulting in a 23% increase in downforce (compared to the 488 Spider). The enlargement of the front bumper air inlets has also created the ideal environment for the aerodynamic components. The bumper in front of the wheel arches, for example, is slightly recessed to direct airflow away from the wheels, thus creating suction in the wheel arches and at the front of the underbody, together with the diffuser at the front of the underbody.
The rear end is also aerodynamically focused, with the exhaust air deflector system and rear side exhaust system providing the Sprint with the required downforce. FERRARI engineers also focused on the efficiency of the airflow underneath the spoiler, and the upgraded spoiler system, combined with the increased exhaust efficiency, provides a 25% increase in downforce (compared to the 488 Spider).