Building a convertible requires feats of engineering to compensate for a compromised structural integrity. This means carmakers must fortify the rest of the car’s frame, which leads to increased weight. In the case of the Ferrari 488, this translates to a 110-pound increase courtesy of an aluminum structure.
In this sun-drenched outing in Italy with the 488 Spider, Chris Harris demonstrates exactly what the Ferrari convertible feels and sounds like compared to the standard coupe. If you were worried that the 488 Spider’s turbos had done anything to damped in the Ferrari’s signature noise, this joyride is proof you have nothing to fear: