Friday, September 18, 2015
Ferrari 488 Spider
The Ferrari 488 Spider mid-rear-engine sports car is powered by a 660 horsepower turbo V8 engine. The turbos are on ball-bearing-mounted shafts, while the compressor wheels are in TiAl, a low-density titanium-aluminium alloy. Additionally, the twin-scroll turbines are designed and built to maximize power. The Retractable Hard Top unfolds and retracts in 14 seconds and can be raised or lowered when the car is moving. The Ferrari 488 Spider also has a glass electric rear window that can be adjusted regardless of whether the RHT is deployed or retracted. The 488 Spider has a spaceframe chassis made of 11 different aluminium alloys combined with other metals such as magnesium providing the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness figures as the Coupé to improve chassis’ performance by 23% over its predecessor.