2017 Ferrari 488 Spider Video, First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider dropped its top at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

Sharing the floor with the new Lamborghini Huracan Spyder, the Ferrari 488 uses a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine to make 660 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. Naturally it’s based on the 488 GTB coupe and surprisingly it does the 0-62 mph sprint in the same time at three seconds flat. Top speed with the roof up or down is rated at 203 mph.

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According to the Italian automaker, the Ferrari 488 Spider can lower or raise its hard top roof in 13.6 seconds and actually weighs about 55 pounds lighter than the fabric roof found on the last-generation F430 Spider. The Ferrari 488 Spider does tip weigh 110 pounds more than the coupe.

Find out more about the drop-top exotic by watching our first look video below.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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