Fresh off its world debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015, the Ferrari 488 Spider was revealed in North America at the recent Ferrari Challenge weekend held at NOLA Motorsports Park in Louisiana. The 488 Spider on display was finished in the same shade of bright blue as the Frankfurt car and certainly stood out against the red Ferrari branding and most of the other Ferrari models at the racetrack.

Ferrari 488 Spider rear

Beneath the skin, the Ferrari 488 Spider is almost mechanically identical to the potent 488 GTB coupe. That means it features a brand new 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine pumping out an impressive 662 hp, 100 hp more than the standard Ferrari 458 Spider. When combined with 760 Nm of torque at a low 3000 rpm, the 488 Spider will rocket to 100 km/h in just 3 seconds.

Like the 458 Spider, the Ferrari 488 Spider also features a folding hardtop which is actually 25 kg lighter and significantly stronger than a comparative soft-top. It also provides additional comfort for occupants and can deploy in a mere 14 seconds.

VIA Ferrari of San Francisco
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