Whenever a new sports vehicle is released on the market, those who have a penchant for sports cars will often find their way to the very automaker or even read up intensively on the automotive news reports even before the vehicle is built. And that’s how it is for Ferrari fans who hanker after the brand, renowned for its unique and desirable qualities. New models are often unveiled at “private events only” and are sold without notice.
Most recently, Ferrari dealers and VIP customers were invited to view the staggering new Ferrari 488 and the new version had been been designed to bring back greater performance on the race track, with the most powerful V8 model the company has ever produced in its vehicle line-up, even faster than LaFerrari. Yes, things always get better, isn’t it?
In the new V8 sport special series, the Ferrari race car runs on a higher power engine offered from the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 and that is an increase of 700 hp from the current version, boasting of 660 hp and 561 lb.-ft. of torque.
The engine is reported “to be an evolution of the unit in the Challenge race car, which is ten percent lighter than the production model.” Evoking a muscular sporty allure, the 488 Spider is designed by the Ferrari Design Centre, which features more use of carbon fiber than any previous Ferrari. The lightweight materials are also extended to the hood, bumpers, rear spoiler, dashboard, centre tunnel, and even the 20-inch wheels to keep the weight down.
At the cockpit of the 488 Spider, boasts a new Sports infotainment system displayed in the driver’s line of sight, following the cockpit’s philosophy of ergonomic and aesthetic integration with the various functionalities at arms length. Another unique function features keyless “Start/Stop Engine” button on the steering wheel, contributing to exceptional response times.