Car News 24 Feb 2016

This is The New Ferrari 488 GTB Supercar!

This is The New Ferrari 488 GTB Supercar!

The 488 GTB opens a new chapter to Ferrari’s 8-cylinder history, 40 years on from the launch of the firm’s first ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308 GTB.

The Ferrari 488 Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTB), which will be replacing the 458 Italia, is outrageously fast. It features a 3,902cc turbocharged V8 engine producing 660bhp, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, which is 30-percent quicker on upshifts and 40-percent quicker on downshifts than an Italia.  Ferrari claims that the 488 can sprint from 0-62mph in 3 seconds flat and from 0-124mph in just 8.3, and a top speed of over 205mph.

The new supercar retains Ferrari’s trademark aluminium-intensive body structure with an innovative aerodynamic underbody that incorporates vortex generators, special curved aerodynamic appendages which accelerate the air thereby reducing pressure.  

The new Side Slip Control 2 is refined further and now uses the magnetic dampers, as well as, the e-diff and ESC to help maintain the perfect cornering slip angle. The new exhaust tailpipes have been repositioned and the V8’s soundtrack increases in volume and clarity, in line with the increase in power. 

The Ferrari 488 GTB goes on sale in September2015 at a starting price of £183,974.  

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