It goes without saying that Ferrari has been making some of the best cars to ever grace the market. The F8 was essentially a racecar brought down from the tracks and to the streets. One of the best cars to come out is the Ferrari 488 Spider.
Not only is it the best convertible car that you will drive, but it might just be the best sports car that you drive, period. But if you have a hard time wondering how it can be so good, here are a few of its features that could convince you otherwise.
The Ferrari 488 is working with a much smaller form factor than its other siblings. Therefore, it had to be creative where about where it adds the infotainment system. And they might have found the best place to mount the screen. For those of you wondering, the screen for the infotainment system is in the gauge cluster for the 488.
It is a fairly small screen but has enough detail to show you important things like navigation. It can also connect to your phone and can show you notification from it directly on the screen. Overall, it is an amazing integration that makes the most of the space that it has.
Easily, one of the best things that the 488 Spider has going for itself is the drop-top roof. Very few supercars are able to integrate a feature so well into their overall design and make the most of what they have. All you have to do is press a button and watch the top roof slide into the background. It also helps that the folding mechanism is incredible to look at while in action.
A common complaint that people have always had with the Ferrari 488 is that their interiors are lacking. More specifically, their interiors rarely come to the level of their competitors like Aston Martin or McLaren. But with the 488, they have decided to fix this issue.
It boasts some incredible interiors with soft leathers encompassing the seats. Not only is it comfortable when sitting, but the softer leather is a lot less likely to wrinkle over time. The interiors also feature carbon fiber accents, which compliment the bright-colored interiors.
Ferrari is one of the few cars that make use of the front cargo space design. The front allows for just enough space for everyday use. But that is not the only thing that you will be able to find in storage.
Each car also comes with a bag of tools in case your car runs into some trouble on the road. The box contains gloves, screwdrivers, wrenches, and even fuses. It is a complete toolset that will help you get out of a tough situation.
Ferrari wouldn’t be the brand that it is today with its signature brand of engines. The high pitch notes that its cars hit are nothing short of music to a car enthusiast’s ear. And in the case of the Ferrari 488 Spider, the engine is nothing short of incredible.
You will find a V8 twin-turbocharged engine under the hood, capable of producing 661-horsepower. Despite its devastating power, it is also surprisingly smooth. Even when you are driving at higher speeds, the handling and transmission will always make you feel like you are in control.
One of the best things about the Ferrari 488 Spider is its ability to reduce aerodynamic drag. This is a feature that you will usually find in most Formula 1 cars, and it is quite impressive that they were able to add this. Under the car and near the exhaust, the flaps will deploy once the car reaches a certain speed to improve control.
Very few cars come close to the incredible performance of the Ferrari 488 Spider. Its handling, weight, transmission, engine, and even interiors all contribute to making this car the powerhouse that it is. So when you hear someone say that this is the best sports car around, they wouldn’t necessarily be lying.