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Ferrari’s New 488 Pista Spider Is Its Most Powerful Convertible Yet

The new machine is a drop top version of the brand’s popular moneymaker. 

Unveiling Event At Casa Ferrari During Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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Today on the Pebble Beach Golf Course in California, Ferrari unveiled the 50th convertible model it has ever made, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider.

This 488 Pista Spider is the continuation of Ferrari’s top-selling 488 line. It has the most powerful Ferrari V8 engine ever—720 horsepower on twin-turbos—and a unique barking rev sound thanks to the fact that it now packs a retractable rooftop. The Pista Spider can go to 62mph in 2.8 seconds; top speed is 211mph. (Pista is Italian for “track,” after all, which signifies just where this car is best suited to live.)