Each year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance there are new supercars debuted during the high-end show in front of the well-heeled attendees. This year, Ferrari rolled out one of the best-looking convertible cars it has ever produced called the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider. This is the drop-top version of the 488 Pista coupe that Ferrari unveiled in February.
Despite having a removable top, which is a hard top and not a soft canvas or fabric top as you might expect in a convertible car, this is a track-focused beast. Ferrari packed the most powerful eight-cylinder engine it has ever produced under the hood of the car. The 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 720hp at 8,000 rpm and 567 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. The Spider does have an extra 10hp compared to the coupe that debuted earlier this year with 710hp.
While Ferrari is mum on the performance specs of the car, we know that the 488 Pista coupe can rocket to 62 mph in a scant 2.8 seconds making the Spider likely to do the deed somewhere around 3-seconds or faster.
Top speed should put the Pista Spider north of 200 mph making for some serious wind in your hair. Ferrari's images show a Pista Spider clad in white with a new blue racing stripe livery meant to echo airflow. Many of the specs of the Pista Spider are unknown but expect them to be close to those of the Pista Coupe. That would mean a weight of somewhere north of the 2,821 pounds of the coupe. Convertibles often weigh more than their coupe counterparts to the tune of hundreds of pounds.
The Pista coupe offers buyers plenty of electronic wizardries to keep the car performing well including Side-Slip Angle Control 6.0 combining E-Diff3, F1-Trac, magnetorheological suspension, and Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer. As for pricing, the coupe version rings in at around $350,000, so expect the Spider to cost quite a bit more.