An epic day behind the wheel of the Ferrari 488 Spider

It's both a beauty and a beast
by Drei Laurel | Apr 12, 2017

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It's finally out. The Ferrari 488 Spider is one of the most stunning vehicles to ever grace the face of our magazine, so naturally, we accorded it nothing less than supercar-worthy levels of respect and attention.

We came out in full force for this cover, with over half of the entire Top Gear Philippines staff tagging along for the shoot. Our anticipation came to a peak as the Spider was guided off the truck's flatbed, eventually planting all four wheels in the middle of an excited group of car guys and gals giddy at the thought of driving it, even for just a bit.

And drive it we did—all 660hp and 760Nm of pure Ferrari open-top goodness. This Prancing Horse might be a turbo, but being behind the wheel and hitting 100kph with fresh air hitting your face in a lightning-quick three seconds still sounds as glorious as we'd imagined. The cherry on top? We got it all on video.

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Even just watching it drop its top is an event in itself. Want to see more of the Ferrari 488 Spider in action? Press play on the video above and buy a copy of our April 2017 issue.

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