The latest Special Series model from Ferrari, the 488 Pista Spider, has been launched, marking the 50th drop-top model from Maranello.
2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
Unveiled at the Pebble Beach concours event in California, it uses the regular 488 Spider’s opening roof mechanism (pictured). Unique to the Pista Spider is a central stripe that runs the length of the car, expanding towards the rear. New diamond-finish 20- inch alloy wheels have a 10-spoke star-effect interpretation of Ferrari’s traditional mid-rear engine berlinetta-style rims. One-piece lightweight carbonfibre wheels are optional.
FERRARI 488 PISTA SPIDER
Inside the car is much carbonfibre and Alcantara treatment. The regular Pista coupe’s carpets have been replaced by patterned aluminium foot plates and the driver’s-side door handle is a simple strap. The mechanical side of the Pista is unchanged: 720hp V8, uprated brakes, faster gear shifting and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (which makes on-the-limit driving more intuitive, controllable and predictable). The car weighs 1380kg, can do 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds and reach 211mph.