Fer­rari 488 Spi­der V8

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Fer­rari has re­leased some de­tails of a new mi­dengined con­vert­ible – the most pow­er­ful the com­pany has ever made.

The low-slung su­per­car is the new Fer­rari 488 Spi­der, an open-top V8 due to make its public de­but at the Frank­furt Mo­tor Show next month be­fore hit­ting the streets next sum­mer.

Its 3,902cc en­gine, the same unit fea­tured in re­cently un­veiled sta­ble­mate the 488 GTB, de­liv­ers a whop­ping 660bhp at 8,000rpm.

And its per­for­mance fig­ures are stun­ning – 0-62 in ex­actly three sec­onds and on to 124mph in a fleet­ing 8.7 sec­onds.

The power is de­liv­ered via a 7-speed F1 dual-clutch trans­mis­sion and claimed fuel con­sump­tion is 24.7 miles per gallon.

The Spi­der ex­pe­ri­ence comes cour­tesy of a fold­ing hard top sim­i­lar to that on its pre­de­ces­sor, the 458.

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