By   February 4, 2015

Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari has unveiled the successor to the very popular, and very good 458. The new car is the Ferrari 488 GTB and it looks fantastic.

The new Italian sports car is very powerful thanks to its turbocharged V8 engine. The styling looks very exotic and the quality of the machine is about as high as you can get.

About 40 years ago the 308 GTB made its debut as the first mid-engined V8 to wear a prancing horse. Since then the company has made some very good V8 machines and the 488 GTB looks to be a big step forward.

Exterior

Ferrari 488 GTB Styling

The styling gives visions of high speed driving. The headlights are similar to those on the 458, but the sculpted hood and larger air intakes on the front give it an even more purposeful look. Starting at the middle of the doors and moving just behind them you find large air intakes to help that turbocharged engine breathe.

The rear glass swoops down to the spoiler for a flowing line. Look inside the glass and you get a view of that gorgeous boosted V8.

At the back you get a very clean rear end with its round taillights and dual exhaust leading to the rear diffuser. Every line on the car has a purpose; Moving air to be more aerodynamic and / or create downforce.

Interior

Ferrari 488 GTB Interior

Not much can compare with the interior of a Ferrari. In the 488 GTB you get a sea of leather and carbon fiber. The flat bottom steering wheel gives the driver an F1 feel and the controls on it are purposeful and help add to this.

The inside of the Italian sports car is a work of art. Everything is angled and leads the driver’s view to the large tachometer and the roads outside.

Drivetrain

Ferrari 488 GTB Engine

At the heart of the Ferrari 488 GTB sits a mid-mounted turbocharged V8 that puts out an earth moving 660 horsepower. This equates to a 0-62 mph time of 3 seconds flat. More impressive is that it can launch from 0-124 mph in just 8.3 seconds and it can keep going all the way up to 205 mph.

The engine is mated to a gearbox featuring Variable Torque Management. This allows for the massive torque that the monster turbocharged V8 puts out to be handled smoothly.

With a turbocharged engine many Ferrari faithful worry about the change of exhaust sound. The Italian automaker kept that in mind and took special care to make sure the 488 had a nice full sound.

Pricing

Expect pricing details closer to the release of the 488 GTB.

Conclusion

Ferrari 488 GTB Three Quarter

The Ferrari 488 GTB is a beautiful and very fast car. It has supercar looks that make it look like it is speeding even when standing still. The Italian machine will be going against the McLaren 650S and Lamborghini Huracan, but from what we see so far it will hold its own.

Desktop wallpaper of the Ferrari 488 GTB