Powerful, Sporty Allure, Dynamic & Exceptional

The 488 Spider hits a new high for the Ferrari open-top 8 cylinder sports car. Every element of the 488 Spider has been developed to set a new benchmark for its sector, starting with the RHT (Retractable Hard Top).

The new 3902 cc V8 turbo engine, shared with the 488 GTB, took home top honors for the International Engine of the Year Award in 2016. This new Ferrari engine delivers a specific power output of 172 cv/l and is the prancing horse’s most high performance engine ever with zero turbo lag, and sets a new specific power record for a road-going Ferrari.

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A Closer Look Into the 488 Spider

The 488 Spider’s cabin was designed to exude extreme sportiness without sacrificing occupant comfort. With a focus on the driver’s needs, driver commands are positioned conveniently on the steering wheel and the wraparound satellite pods. The 488 Spider integrates Apple CarPlay, and a new Sport infotainment system, designed for ease of navigation, keeps the various functionalities immediately at hand. The satellite pods have been angled directly towards the driver for increased visibility.

The body of the 488 Spider emphasizes aerodynamics and the delight of drop-top driving. Key to its character the 488 Spider features very sculptural flanks and a short, muscular front wing. The front is characterized by a single grille opening. The engine cover features longitudinal ribs which generate a three-dimensional, dynamic effect and are flanked outboard by sculpted mesh grilles. The 488 Spider also introduces a new color, Blu Corsa, which almost seems to blend with the sky overhead.

The 488 Spider houses a V8 Turbo engine with a maximum power output of 493 kW (670 CV) at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in 7th gear. To achieve this result, Ferrari drew on its experience in both F1 and GT racing as well as the full the know-how gained by Ferrari engineers over the last decade through the XX program. Voted on by 63 jurors from more than 30 countries, Ferrari was honored with the coveted International Engine of the Year Award for this new V8 Turbo engine in 2016.

The gearbox of the 488 GTB is a 7 gear F1 dual clutch transmission and features unique ratios to make the most of the engine’s incredible torque. Variable Torque Management delivers increasing amounts of torque up through the gears.

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Clients purchasing or leasing a new Ferrari California T, 488 GTB, FF, GTC4Lusso or F12berlinetta via the authorized dealership network will receive complimentary scheduled maintenance for the first seven years of the vehicle’s life. The Genuine Maintenance program is effective from the start date of the new car limited warranty issued by Ferrari, as indicated in the warranty and Service Booklet and extends to any subsequent owner within the seven years. It covers the scheduled maintenance labor along with the relative original spare parts, engine oil and brake fluid.Genuine Maintenance program is unique- this is the first time a vehicle manufacturer offers such coverage worldwide with reassurance that the vehicle will be subject to regular annual inspections by Ferrari trained personnel using Factory-approved dedicated diagnostic equipment.Like any Program, there are corporate guidelines we need to follow which we are describing below for your convenience.Ferrari 7-Year Genuine Maintenance is available at Ferrari Beverly Hills. Please contact our Service Manager for any questions.


The plan is effective from the start date of the new car limited warranty issued by Ferrari and is due every year on this date or 12,500 miles.The Service plan aims to check your Ferrari performance at intervals of either 1 year or every 12,500 miles. Maintenance intervals must be strictly observed to help ensure a consistent service history and to keep the vehicle in proper working order.As per Ferrari North America guidelines, please be advised that if the maintenance package service is not performed during the guidelines stated above, it can no longer be performed free of charge for that selected interval.For more information about Ferrari 7-Year Maintenance, please contact our Ferrari Service Specialists.

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Technical Specifications

670 CV at 8000 rpm
Acceleration 0-62mph 3.0sec
Specific Output 172 cv/l
  • Engine

    Type V8, turbo-charged, dry sump
    Total displacement 3902 cc (238.1 cu. in)
    Bore and stroke 86.5 x 83 mm (3.4 x 3.3 in)
    Maximum power * 492 kW (670 cv) at 8000 rpm
    Maximum torque * 760 Nm at 6750 rpm in VII gear
    Specific output 172 cv/l (2.07 kW/cu. in)
    Compression ratio 9.4:1
  • Dimensions and Weight

    Length 4568 mm (179.8 in)
    Width 1952 mm (76.9 in)
    Height 1211 mm (47.7 in)
    Wheelbase 2650 mm (104.3 in)
    Front track 1679 mm (66.1 in)
    Rear track 1647 mm (64.8 in)
    Kerb weight** 1525 kg (3362 lb)
    Dry weight** 1420 kg (3131 lb)
    Weight distribution 41.5% front – 58.5% rear
    Boot capacity 230 l (8.12 cu. ft)
    Fuel tank capacity 78 l (22.7 US gallons)
  • Tires

    Front 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
    Rear 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
  • Brakes

    Front 398x223x36 mm (15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in)
    Rear 360x233x32 mm (14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in)
  • Transmission and Gearbox

    7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission
  • Electronics Control

    E-Diff3, F1-Trac, High-Performance ABS with Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC
  • Performance

    Maximum speed > 325 km/h (203 mph)
    0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) 3.0 s
    0 – 200 km/h (0 – 124 mph) 8.7 s
    0 – 400 m (0 – 437 yd) 10.55 s
    0 – 1000 m (0 – 1093 yd) 18.9 s
    Dry weight/power ratio 2.12 kg/cv (6.35 lb/kW)