Open-And-Shut Case超级蜘蛛

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De­signed around the con­cept of the re­tractable hard top (RHT), the 488 Spi­der has a space­frame chas­sis made of 11 dif­fer­ent alu­minium al­loys com­bined with other noble met­als, such as mag­ne­sium. This yields the same tor­sional rigid­ity and beam stiff­ness fig­ures as the coupe, im­prov­ing the chas­sis’ per­for­mance by 23 per cent over that of its pre­de­ces­sor. That is an ex­tra­or­di­nary re­sult, given that the roof is struc­tural.

The RHT folds back­wards in two over­lap­ping sec­tions to rest flush on the en­gine in a very com­pact so­lu­tion. The mech­a­nism is ex­cep­tion­ally smooth and takes just 14 sec­onds for the top to fully re­tract or de­ploy.

Ev­ery area of the car has been de­signed to set new tech­no­log­i­cal bench­marks for the sec­tor: from the alu­minium space­frame chas­sis and bodyshell to the new turbo-charged V8, aero­dy­nam­ics that rec­on­cile the need for greater down­force with re­duced drag along with the spe­cific cabin air flow de­mands of an open-top car, and ve­hi­cle dy­nam­ics that ren­der it fast, ag­ile and in­stantly re­spon­sive.

Be­neath the en­gine cover throbs the 3902cc turbo-charged V8 that de­buted a few months ago on the 488 GTB. A max­i­mum power out­put of 670CV com­bined with max­i­mum torque of 760Nm at 3,000rpm send the 488 Spi­der sprint­ing from 0 to 100kmh in 3 sec­onds and from 0 to 200 kmh in 8.7 sec­onds.

In line with Fer­rari tra­di­tion, this model has its own ab­so­lutely dis­tinc­tive sound­track cre­ated us­ing so­lu­tions such as ex­haust head­ers with longer, equal­length pip­ing and a flat-plane crankshaft. The sound is se­duc­tive but never in­va­sive when the top is dropped, with both vol­ume and clar­ity in­creas­ing as the en­gine in­stantly re­sponds to the ac­cel­er­a­tor pedal and revs rise.

This is also the most aero­dy­nam­i­cally ef­fi­cient Fer­rari Spi­der ever built, thanks to a se­ries of com­plex aero so­lu­tions de­signed to guar­an­tee op­ti­mal down­force whilst re­duc­ing drag.

Over all, re­sponse times are 9 per cent more rapid than the pre­vi­ous Spi­der with­out any com­pro­mise to com­fort. The car’s de­sign was adapted to ef­fi­ciently meet the typ­i­cal de­mands of open-top driv­ing and use. In fact, the Spi­der’s dy­namic be­hav­iour is ef­fort­less on even the most chal­leng­ing routes.

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