Journalist Chris Harris has already flown over to Italy to drive the Ferrari 488 GTB once before, so when the Maranello-based automaker invited him back to take a spin in the 488 Spider, he approached it like a vacation knowing full well the differences between the coupe and Spider were marginal.
If you’re wondering, yes, this is the life of a successful motoring journalist. As you’ll find in Harris’ video review of the 488 Spider, it’s pretty easy to sound a bit smug talking these excursions – but at least he’s able to make a joke out of the lavishness of it all.
Harris does eventually get down to business with the 488 Spider, carving up winding Italian roads and comparing the car not only to its hard-topped sibling, but to rivals like the McLaren 650S Spider. Check it out in the video above – which should really be re-titiled to ‘A Hard Day At Work With Chris Harris.’