For three days, all the cars on beach road stopped in slow motion to get a glimpse of the Ferrari’s latest design that was hitting the road. This is the car that should top your wish-list this year.
Here is why the Ferrari Spider 488 is worth its price tag, and why it doesn’t come with buyer’s remorse. The Spider 488 has a 3.900 ccbi-turbo charged V8 engine with 670 horse power and a toque of 77,5kgm. If that’s not enough power in the palm of your hands then how about picking up speed from 0 to 100 KPH in 3 seconds? The new design at Al Tayer dealership goes above and beyond your expectation of the Ferrari concept.
The ownership experience begins from the door handle with a unique pocket design that makes you feel this car is now being handled and the magnitude of its capabilities vicariously transferred for you. Derived from its cousin the Spider 458, the latest Ferrari has changed dramatically by 85% so you could compare it all day. Ferrari has maintained the quality of the interiors utilizing the red Italian leather, carbon fibre and aluminium. Everything in this car is designed for the driver, specifically the steering wheel. All necessary actions from the indicators, windshield wipers, suspension system and transitioning from sports to race mode are all embedded in the dashboard of the steering wheel- with a push of a button at the tip of your fingers. Once you get a hold of the steering wheel you never really have to let go.
The steering is extremely precise, furthering the bonding between you with your toy. Even on harsher terrains, the grip of the 488 maintains the perfect balance on turns allowing you to drive this expensive beauty without feeling nervous. Specifically engineered to absorb the road, Ferrari encourages you to feel the rush of confidence, and driving ability as well as the car’s ability enabling you to do anything, kind of like Spider-man (pun intended).
Feast your eyes on the new exterior, Ferrari created an aerodynamic body for the Spider 488 to optimize wind resistance. The foldable roof allows you to enjoy the scenic skyscrapers of Dubai in all of its panoramic glory. Putting the top down in less than 11 seconds comes in handy when stopping at a red light along with garnering the attention of others. The flamboyant design incorporates light-weight carbon fibre to reinforce the structure, wider flanks and larger air intakes.
Let’s talk about how this baby drives, with a transmission that is super smooth and slick, put the pedal to the metal to get a glimpse of how Ferrari’s seven gear transmission system evolved for the sole purpose of speed in their latest creation. The sounds coming from the turbo blares mixed with the metal soundtrack coming from the heart of the V8 engine produces a symphony that could be compared to musical masterpieces singing in your ear.
The foldable roof allows you to enjoy the scenic skyscrapers of Dubai in all of its panoramic glory. Putting the top down in less than 11 seconds comes in handy when stopping at a red light.
The Hi-Tumble intake ports optimize flow in the combustion chamber which gives it that seductive noise. The two turbo’s are twin scroll turbine- created for rapid spool up and optimal turbo pressure in order to ensure maximum speed, and efficiency thanks to its low inertia titanium- aluminum alloy.
Ferrari’s engineers already knew they could deliver as much horsepower as they wanted; their challenge was to achieve top performance characteristics focusing on maximum performance, immediate response and performance soundtrack. Leading to the development of an incredibly accurate power delivery engine with a throttle response that is unbelievable, at 2,000 rpm on 3rd gear the engine responds to the throttle in just 0.8” with absolutely no turbo lag which is safe to say no other manufacturer provides similar measurements.
The latest Ferrari Spider 488 is a reflection of the modern day Ferrari encompassing the future of sport cars and the brands Italian archive of excellence. Maintain a permanent grin as the new owner of this car and stimulate your five senses because you will always be passionate, thrilled and excited driving the Spider 488. Earn the bragging rights and visit your nearest Al Tayer dealership today if you are looking to get your hands on a car with an extravagant ownership experience, gorgeous styling, extraordinary performance, serious speed and unbelievable handling.