1. Ferrari 488 Spider
Ferrari’s 488 Spider is the latest ingenuity by the renowned Italian marque. It’s touted as the most robust mid-rear-engine car to rock a retractable hardtop.
The proof is in the numbers, and they’re jaw-dropping: zero to 62 mph in a burning three seconds, and it gets to 124 mph in just under nine seconds. It’s powered by the same roaring 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 found in the Ferrari 488 GTB. While the power is comparable (the Spider is slightly quicker), it has reduced emissions for a more economical drive.
Innovation is found throughout the Spider, from the 14-second retractable hardtop roof, to the car’s open-air aerodynamics. The chassis is comprised of 11 aluminum alloys and metals, which is a more rigid and stiff base. This gamebreaking chassis, along with he company’s SSC2 Side Slip Angle Control System, creates greater downforce for a 12 percent increase in acceleration around corners and reduced drag.
The 488 Spider stats at $275,000.