Australia Celebrates the Premiere of the Ferrari 488 Spider
GT & Sport Cars
Melbourne, Australia November 20, 2015 – The Ferrari 488 Spider officially made its debut in Melbourne today, the very first appearance in Australasia following the world premiere at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in October.
Guests enjoyed an event showcase of a Ferrari 308 GTS that had been driven by Tom Selleck in the television series Magnum PI before the unveiling of the new car. The display paid direct homage to Ferrari’s ongoing history of open-top V8 sports cars, a story that started with the targa-top version of the 308 GTB – the immortal 308 GTS – and which ultimately resulted in the full convertible Spider architecture.
The Ferrari 488 Spider was unveiled by Herbert Appleroth, Ferrari Australasia CEO, and Bobby Zagame, Principal of Melbourne’s only Ferrari official authorised dealer, Zagame Ferrari.
The Ferrari 488 Spider made its debut in a new Rosso Corsa which was designed to enhance its form. The Rosso Corsa livery’s metallic particles suspended in the paint give the bodywork a gloss that underscores its sculptural volumes. Its unusual iridescent effect is created by the two-layer paintwork.