From that group came remarkably fast and occasionally stunningly beautiful machines. The Intermeccanica Italia certainly fits both descriptors. Its connection to America includes not only the Ford powertrain, but also its designer. Like many of the Euro-American “hybrids,” as they were often called in the pre-Prius days, its production followed an occasionally bumpy road.
You knew it was coming. Ferrari’s introduction of the 488 Pista Spider at Pebble Beach this past August followed the coupe version introduced last March. But if you follow Ferrari, you knew long ago that both were coming. It’s been Ferrari’s pattern to offer stripped-down track versions of its mid-engine V8 models since the 360 Challenge Stradale 15 years ago.