Car News 24 Feb 2016

Ferrari’s New Mighty Car- The 488 GTB.

Ferrari’s New MightyCar-The 488 GTB.

The Ferrari 488 GTB will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, before going on sale later this year. The new model is the Ferrari 458’s successor and features a new, 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch auto box.   

The supercar can crack 0-62mph in just 3.0sec, 0-124mph in 8.4sec and reach a top speed of 205mph. Ferrari says the 488 will lap its Fiorano test track in just 1 minute 23 seconds – two seconds faster than the 458.

The new look, features several new aerodynamic features that improve downforce and also reduce drag. A double front spoiler, active aerodynamic elements at the rear and a blown spoiler, a flat underbody for greater airflow, and all manner of active flaps and spoilers contribute to the firm’s aerodynamic goals. 

Ferrari has, naturally, thrown its whole range of electronic controls at the 488, including a more advanced Side Slip Angle Control system , which helps the driver drift.  Engineers are said to have dedicated great attention to the 488 GTB’s exhaust note, too, creating a “new soundtrack that is full, clear and totally distinctive”.

Fuel economy and emissions have also been improved due to the new turbo engine. The new car will return almost 25mpg, while emitting 260g/km of CO2.

Prices and exact specs will be revealed nearer the time, but expect a significant premium over the £178,551 outgoing 458 Italia.

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