Auto Guangzhou 2015 has again proven that the 68 years of success of Ferrari have been built on a commitment to the finest in product design and the ultimate in exclusivity of ownership – confirmed with the official China debut of the new Ferrari 488 Spider. Surrounded by the finest automotive creations available, Ferrari demonstrated that the Italian marquee remains the preeminent super car manufacturer in the world – an enviable record of sustainable success built on a global-acclaimed model range only available to a select community of owners.
Front and centre of the highlights at Auto Guangzhou 2015 was the new 488 Spider. Following the astounding worldwide success of the 488 GTB, the global community of Ferrari owners had been asking Maranello to offer the thrills of the new 3,902cc V8 Turbo engine to the open-roof segment. The 488 Spider now makes this possible, and with 80% new components, does so with absolutely no compromise in performance. Not only does the 488 Spider retain the trademark 670 HP of incredible power and zero turbo lag, but also the performance soundtrack that is seductively full across a broad range of throttle inputs, and music to the ears of every automotive enthusiast.
A further highlight at Guangzhou in 2015, came in the form of a bespoke version of the classic front-engine Ferrari California T, featuring Bianco Italia exterior livery with the Italian Tri-Colour for further detail and designed especially for Auto Guangzhou 2015. Boasting 450 different homologated materials used for the very first time, the California T on display was rich in materials and custom detail, stating unequivocally why Ferrari has no rival for the exclusivity of each and every design. Via the ‘Tailor-made’ program, owners have every opportunity to not only demonstrate refinement of taste, but also individuality and personality with every exquisite touch.
Aside the new Ferrari 488 Spider, and the bespoke Ferrari California T were the other thoroughbreds currently available from the Maranello production yards, most notably the new 488 GTB. Completing the range was the naturally-aspirated 12-cylinder Ferrari F12 berlinetta, the most powerful and the highest performing road car ever released by Maranello, and the four-door and four-seat Ferrari FF, which makes the thrills of Ferrari driving accessible to four.