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Ever since the mid-1970s, when the "Piccolo" (= Small) Ferrari with a V8 engine mid-size appeared, it has been the mainstay model of vaulting horses to date. But before I knew it, it was no longer "Piccolo".
Introduced in 15 it was 488 GTB and positioned as the "big minor change" version of the 458 Italian (Maranello is said to be a full model change.). In a nutshell, the downsizing of the turbo engine has improved aerodynamics, resulting in a significant improvement in performance.
The name GTB itself is an homage to the 308 GTB series, the first V8 mid-sports car. This may be related to the fact that there was already a "downsizing and turbo" grade (It wasn't about the environment, it was about taxes,) for Italy at that time.
By the way, the nomenclature of 488 goes back to the old tradition and represents the displacement per cylinder. 488 x 8 = approximately 3900 cc, which is a 600 = 4.5 liter V8 natural intake engine with a 458 cc displacement reduction. However, you can feel that it has the same performance as the 4.8 liter V8 natural intake air.
In the summer of 15, we released 488 spider versions. Adopts retractable hard top that is already familiar in 458. The opening and closing time is only 14 seconds. Adding spiders six months after the coupe is a recent tradition.
Ferrari will carry out a real full model change of the V8 model every two generations. Looking back, there are sets of 308 and 328, 348 and 355, 360 and 430, and 458 and 488 (and F8 Tributes). There has been no dramatic change in appearance between these two generations. However, the powertrain has been greatly modified.
For the 488 series, we loaded the direct-injection 3.9 liter V8 twin turbo, which was created through a project of the same system as the turbo engine for the California T that was introduced earlier. It should be noted that CO2 emissions have not been reduced. This is due to the significant performance improvement of + 100 ps and + 220 Nm compared to the 4.5 liter NA for 458.
The 488 Spider weighs 10 kilograms less than the 458 Spider and 50 kilograms more than the Coupe 488 GTB. Power-way ratio is 2.12, which is amazing. Even more amazing is the speed from 0 km/h to 100 km/h, which is just 3 seconds like coupe. The maximum speed is announced to be 325 km/h.
It's one of the fastest spiders in the world.
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The blue metallic exterior and the all-red interior of the leather stand out. The yellow stitching also matches this color coordination. It's a combination often seen in racing cars.
It runs about 6400 kilometers, so it's almost new. The oarashi is almost over and it will be a delicious time from now on. There is only a little chipping around the nose, and there is nothing else that bothers me.
Even so, it's unlikely that there will be any all-red interior. The carbon interior is also very effective, creating a spider look.
On the other hand, I like the fact that the exterior uses less carbon parts. Around the rear light and around the window pillar, it is effective. Let's say adult's use of carbon.
The current owner is Hitomebore in an official dealer showroom in October 2018. He bought it on impulse. The distance has not increased as much since then, but please understand in advance that the distance will gradually increase in the future because it is a very easy and fast car.
If you want it to be in the current condition, you should do it as soon as possible.
Originally written by Jun Nishikawa
Photo by Junichi Okumura
Published on April 2019
|Year of Purchase||Mar 2017|