The focus of Ferrari has always been on establishing a connection between the driver and the car. Their goal is for the driver to “feel” the car. The closer that bond between man and machine, the better the drive, and this exotic car materializes this vision. The 488 Spider is an exotic two-seater car packed with a comfortable interior, with wraparound satellite pods angled towards the driver and angled air vents. All are uniting to give a user-friendly experience, connecting the driver to the vehicle.
This exotic workhorse that is the 488 Spider doesn’t have a regular trunk like most cars, owing to its twin-turbocharged V8 that takes up space. As such, the trunk spaces is moved to the front, and it sinks deeper than most exotic cars, giving about 8.1 cubic feet of space
The 488 Spider not only has the physical attraction and beauty but has the functionality that makes it race-worthy when on the track. It has specialized underbody aero construction that enhances downforce. The top of the car also comes off a lot faster than other Ferrari V8 models, taking just 14 seconds.
When it comes to color, it is interesting to note that earlier batches of the 488 Spider weren’t available in the signature Ferrari Red but first came in metallic blue. It was only over time that other more classic colors were available for the exotic car.
When it comes to performance, the 488 Spider’s 3.8 liters twin-turbo V8 engine offers an impressive 661 hp at a significantly high 8,000 rpm, with a stunning 561 lb-ft torque at 6,750 rpm when in seventh gear, and it’s not just on paper. However, this performance has arisen mixed feelings in Ferrari fans, some feeling the twin-engine deviates from the norm driving experience that Ferrari offers. In contrast, others welcome the change and appreciate the extra power boost. Either way, the experience is unparalleled. Discover the unmatched experience of driving a Ferrari 488 GTB in Miami
This exotic car claims a 0-60 mph in three seconds and a quarter-mile time of only 10.55 seconds.
Other Ferrari models
The Ferrari 812 Superfast packs a 789 hp 6.5L V12 engine, covered in a curvaceous Italian exterior, s stands out as the latest of Ferrari’s super-GT exotic cars. With top speeds of over 211 mph, a whopping 0-60 mph in 2.8 s, and a 530 lb-ft @ 7000 rpm torque, this Ferrari workhorse is one of a kind in the line of Ferraris.
Ferrari’s SF90 Stradale exotic car is a new hybrid that brings a stunning 989 hp to the table from a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Its twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 combustion engine, coupled to three electric motors, provides a 590 lb-ft torque, allowing for top speeds of 211 mph and 0-60 mph in 2.5 s.
The Ferrari SF90 Spider is Ferrari’s first plug-in exotic hybrid car with close to 1,000 hp – an open-top version of the Ferrari SF90 Stradale. Most of the Stradale features are maintained in this exotic car, including a 211-mph top speed. It also will go from 0-60 mph time in just 2.5 seconds.
Engine: 3.9L twin-turbo V8
Power: 612 hp @ 7,500 rom
Torque: 0-60 mph: 3.4 s
Top Speed: 199 mph
The Ferrari Portofino was and still is the powerhouse merger of comfort and technology in Ferrari’s linage of exotic cars, with a 3.9L twin-turbo V8 engine capable of generating a 612 hp @ 7,500 rpm power, 560 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm torque, and top speeds of 199 mph.
The Ferrari Daytona, also known officially as the Ferrari 365 GTB/4, was first introduced in 1968 to replace the 275 GTB/4. The 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer replaced the Daytona in 1973.
The Ferrari 250 GTO is a racing GT car that became the world’s most expensive car in May of 2012, selling at $38,115,000 in a private transaction to US communications magnate Craig McCaw.
The Ferrari 275 was a two-seat front-engined Gran Turismo automobile that used a 3.3 L Colombo 60° V12 engine and produced 280-300 hp. The Pininfarina-designed body was a graceful evolution of the car’s predecessor, the 250, and strongly contrasted with its replacement, the Daytona.
The Ferrari 365 GTB, sometimes referred to as the Daytona, is a two-seat Grand Tourer that replaced the 275 GTB. The 365 GTB stood out from the other previous Ferrari models in that its design featured sharper-edged styling as opposed to the more traditional round-edged styling. Only 1,406 copies of this car were produced.
The 288 GTO was explicitly designed as a race car to compete in the Group B Circuit Race series. As such, only 272 copies were ever manufactured. It was perhaps the world’s fastest street-legal production car at the time of its release
Produced as a successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer, the Ferrari Testarossas packed a mid-engine V12 engine. About 10,000 Testarossas were produced in all. It, thus, is one of the more common Ferrari models.
The Ferrari F40 succeeded the 288 GTO with its rear-wheel drive and mid-engine and was built to commemorate the automaker’s 40th anniversary. This was perhaps the last vehicle to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari himself before passing away some years later.
The Ferrari F50 models evolved from the Ferrari Mythos, and over 349 copies of the F50s were produced. Though its bold styling was somewhat controversial at the time, it was no doubt unparalleled in driving experience and proof of Ferrari’s commitment to innovation.
This mid-engine V12 supercar, named after Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari’s founder, was designed to be a top performer. It lends a great deal to the Ferrari’s F1 series, incorporating a carbon-fiber body, ceramic composite disc brakes, and an F1-style automated shift transmission. Only 400 Ferrari Enzos were produced, and the LaFerrari eventually succeeded it.
LaFerrari means “The Ferrari,” a declarative statement to mean it is the ultimate Prancing Horse. Only 499 LaFerrari models were ever produced.
The Icona series is the latest innovation from the Prancing Horse brand. It features the topline Monza SP1 and Monza SP2, both featuring naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 engines capable of producing 809 hp and 530 lb-ft of torque.
What to do in Miami
This is one of the most happening scenes in the USA, located in the Wynwood Arts District
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Built in 1916 as James Deering’s winter home, it is a great attraction for visitors.
Located in west Miami-Dade County, Dolphin Mall is a thriving conglomerate of big box stores and a few independents.
This site exposes visitors to the rich central and southern American cultures.
Where to eat & have fun in Miami
Wynwood’s R House is another fun place to grab a meal in Miami. For a combined cultural and eclectic experience, then be sure to check out Wynwood’s R House. The restaurant has a fully incorporated art gallery, with weekend DJs and live hosts keeping things lively and animated. There’s never a grim moment at R House Wynwood.
With over 12- or 15-course chef’s menus as the only option, Juan Manuel Barrientos’ El Cielo for visitors with heavy pockets as it stands among the best sites to eat and have fun.
Ghee - Downtown Dadeland
When it comes to vegan dishes and gluten-free options, then be sure to check out Ghee.
Barton G. The Restaurant - Miami Beach
Blending food and theatrics, the Barton restaurant stands out as a classy food joint as it creates a mode/tone to keep visitors entertained as they eat.
Where to stay in Miami
This, by far, the most cinematic area to stay in Miami for beach time and nightlife
For arts and culture exposures, then be sure to check out Wynwood for hipster and art hangouts.
For maximum impact of feeding and shopping, then consider staying at the Brickell.
Where else to drive in Miami
From Fifth to 16th Sts, you can get a pretty exciting view of the South Beach as you drive by.
From U.S. 1 to McFarlane Rd, a drive through this road will undoubtedly instill some degree of peace.
From U.S. 1 to Crandon Blvd, the beautiful and fantastic waterfront stretches can be eye-capturing and touristic. Onyx Exotix Luxury & Exotic Car Rental offer the most stunning cars in Miami