Ferrari 488 GTB Promises Extreme Driving Thrills
Attention everybody! Meet Ferrari's newest superbeast dubbed 488 GTB! With this model, the automaker "opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history," forty years after the introduction of its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 vehicle.
In terms of power, 2015 Ferrari 488 GTB is equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre (3902cc) engine that boast around with 660 bhp at 8000 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque at 3000 rpm. When we compare it to the normally aspirated 4.5-litre V8 used in the 458 Italia (562 bhp at 9000 rpm with 398 lb-ft at 6000 rpm of torque) and 458 Speciale (597 bhp at 9000 rpm and, again, 398 lb-ft at 6000 rpm), the power unit used in the new supercar seems to be significantly more powerful.
The 0-62 mph run is covered in 3.0 seconds while the 0-124 mph sprint takes 8.3 seconds. Its top speed is expected to be more than 205 mph. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a revised seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. It arrives with a new variable torque management system which according to Ferrari "unleashes the engine's massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range."
Ferrari 488 GTB will conquer the automotive world not only with excellent performance and dynamics but with a top-class style too. There is a distinctive large air intake scallop reminds us of the original 308 GTB. In this application, though, it has been divided into two parts by a splitter. Furthermore, the wider front spoiler has a double profile which enhances the thermal efficiency of the radiators at the sides. Finally, the exterior changes are also noticeable in the redesigned LED taillights.
Inside the cabin, the new 488 GTB features new satellite control clusters, angled air vents and an instrument panel with minor tweaks. Additionally, the interior is highlighted by a number of classic Ferrari styling components like the obvious separation between the dashboard and tunnel, the multifunctional steering wheel, the control switch bridge and wraparound seats.
Officially, the car will debut during Geneva Motor Show next month.