2017 FERRARI 488
|Prices Starting At:||$1,599|
Launched in 2015, the 488 is the fourth mid-engine V8 Ferrari based on the aluminium space-frame architecture unveiled with the 360 Modena back in 1999, and unlike its Pininfarina-penned predecessors, was designed in-house at the Ferrari Styling Centre, under the direction of Flavio Manzoni.
The key focus this time around was aero performance, including the additional breathing and cooling needs of the 488s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 (relative to the 458s 4.5-litre naturally aspirated unit); hence the cars most obvious visual identifiers - substantial air intakes in each flank.
Measuring 4568mm nose-to-tail, and 1952mm across, the 488 Spider is marginally longer (+41mm) and wider (+15mm) than its 458 equivalent. That said, its exactly the same height at just 1211mm tall, and the 2650mm wheelbase is unchanged.
Ferrari is a past master when it comes to sneaky concealment of spectacular aero trickery, and the 488 Spider is no exception.
Vehicles are scheduled for 10 am pickup and due back at 10 am. However, depending on demand and scheduling, a grace period for return or early pickup may be an option as well as billed hourly.