The two-part air intake is highly functional. The lower portion feeding the intercooler. The upper portion cools the engine bay and also feeds the wake at the rear of the vehicle.
The vents in the rear hood create vortexes that draw air from the engine bay.
The rear spoiler not only provides downforce, but also feeds the wake at the rear of the vehicle, keeping the airflow clean along the body of the car.
Moving flaps at the rear diffuser allow for the DRS-like effect. Under straight-line acceleration, they open to reduce drag. Under braking, and most change of direction maneuvers, they close to increase downforce.
The mesh alongside the muffler tips help draw air through to cool the exhaust. The location of the tips higher on the rear also allows for more diffuser space and more desirable airflow.
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Five Details that Make the Ferarri 488 Spider Go Faster, Look Sexier
Earlier this fall at the Frankfurt show, we took a look with Michele Comelli, Product Marketing for Ferrari SpA, and asked him to pick out five up-close cues that reconcile beauty and functionality on the 488 Spider.
Vehicle Info: 2016 Ferrari