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Forty years on from the unveiling of its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 model, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history. The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers in everyday use. Its response times, nimbleness and on-the-limit driving guarantee a unique sense of exhilaration and unparalleled driving pleasure.
The new berlinetta brilliantly encapsulates Ferrari’s experience in both F1 and the WEC, where the 458 GT holds the World Championship title and has won its category in the last two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new model also exploits to the full the know-how gleaned by Ferrari technicians over the last decade through the XX programme which makes extreme track-only cars available to gentleman test-drivers. The data yielded has made a significant contribution to the refinement of the electronic and vehicle control systems so that drivers can make the most of the incredible performance of this new car.
The Ferrari 488 GTB’s new 3902 cc V8 turbo is at the top of its class for power output, torque and response times, making it the new benchmark for this kind of architecture. The engine unleashes 670 cv at 8,000 rpm along with 760 Nm of maximum torque in seventh gear and a response time to the accelerator of just 0.8 seconds at 2,000 rpm. These figures are sufficient to allow the Ferrari 488 GTB to accelerate from 0-200 km/h in an astonishing 8.3 seconds and, when combined with the radical innovations introduced on all aspects of the car’s performance, lap the Fiorano track in just 1’23”.
The gearbox features Variable Torque Management which unleashes the engine’s massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range, while specific gear ratios deliver incredibly progressive acceleration when the driver floors the throttle. As is always the case, Ferrari’s engineers have dedicated great attention to perfecting the 488 GTB’s sound, creating a new soundtrack that is full, clear and totally distinctive, as expected from any Prancing Horse engine.
The car’s aerodynamics also made a pivotal contribution to performance: its 1.67 efficiency figure is a new record for a production Ferrari, and is the fruit of 50 per cent more downforce than the previous model and reduced drag. The greatest challenge was achieving these two goals simultaneously. Several innovative elements were specifically developed to do so, not least a double front spoiler, base bleed side intakes and, at the rear, active aerodynamics coupled with a blown spoiler. The aerodynamic underbody, which incorporates vortex generators, is highly sophisticated, too.
The Ferrari 488 GTB’s subsystems and electronic controls make its power and performance instantly available and controllable. It is, in fact, the most responsive production model there is, with razor-sharp response times comparable to those of a track car.
The evolved version of Ferrari’s side slip angle control system (Side Slip Control 2 – SSC2) is more precise and less invasive, providing greater longitudinal acceleration out of corners. Aside from integrating with car’s F1-Trac and E-Diff, the SSC2 now also controls the active dampers which renders the car’s dynamic behaviour during complex manoeuvres even flatter and more stable.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the new car features very sculptural flanks which are the key to its character. Its large signature air intake scallop is a nod to the original 308 GTB and is divided into two sections by a splitter. The wide front spoiler features a double profile to improve the thermal efficiency of the radiators positioned at the sides. At the centre two pylons are combined with a deflector which channels air towards the flat underbody. The broad, low tail is also dominated by aerodynamic solutions, including an innovative blown spoiler which generates downforce without increasing drag. This works in conjunction with an aggressive ramp angle for the diffuser which features active flaps. The greater height required for the diffuser was achieved by repositioning the exhaust tailpipes. The circular LED tail lights have also been redesigned.
In the cabin, the seamless integration of the new satellite control clusters, angled air vents and instrument panel heightens the sense that the cockpit is completely tailored around the driver. Usability was the key word in the design, leading to an extremely sporty ambience that in no way compromises on comfort. There are plenty of classic Ferrari styling elements too, such as the clear separation between the dashboard and tunnel, the multifunctional steering wheel, the control switch bridge and wraparound seats. The graphics and interface of the infotainment screen have also been completely redesigned while the design of the car’s new key takes its inspiration from the car’s cylinder banks and allows keyless starts.
The Ferrari 488 GTB will make its world debut at the International Geneva Motor Show in March, but from today can be seen at Official Ferrari website[1] .
Ferrari 488 GTB
Technical specifications
ENGINE
Type V8 – 90° Turbo
Overall displacement 3902 cm3
Maximum power * 492 kW (670 CV) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque * 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in VII gear
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length 4568 mm
Width 1952 mm
Height 1213 mm
Dry weight** 1370 kg
Weight distribution 46.5% Front – 53.5% Rear
PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h 3.0 s
0 -200 km/h 8.3 s
Maximum speed > 330 km/h
FUEL CONSUMPTION***
11.4 l/100 km
C02 EMISSIONS ***
260 g/km
* With 98 RON petrol
**With lightweight options
*** ECE+EUDC combined cycle with HELE system
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It looks like a 458 Italia!!!

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Why 488? Should be 398. The body mods looks good, they even fixed the previous lobster eyes inspired taillights to blend in with the body. It need a full width rear grille between the taillights. Rgds///Thomas
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Hi all,
what we can do in front of that state of art ??? Beautiful car, great car .... we can do for ever compliments .. .
but if stop a moment our enthusiasm and we think with foot on land ....
This car will be replace the 458, like the california Turbo with california aspirated, but 458 is on selling since 2009, 5.5 years and it is very fast car and also current .... it is very necessary replace 458?
Yes for the Marchionne business, not for used cars value ....
Who have bought a 458 speciale today, have buy an old car ..!!! crazy!
This is my personal thinking, not the universal truth ....

p.s. : the Ferraris that are classic today, will be good of this explosion of models and production ....

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dash and steering wheel are pretty uncluttered. I guess there are some displays that are not on in the pic/



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Hi all,
what we can do in front of that state of art ??? Beautiful car, great car .... we can do for ever compliments .. .
but if stop a moment our enthusiasm and we think with foot on land ....
This car will be replace the 458, like the california Turbo with california aspirated, but 458 is on selling since 2009, 5.5 years and it is very fast car and also current .... it is very necessary replace 458?
Yes for the Marchionne business, not for used cars value ....
Who have bought a 458 speciale today, have buy an old car ..!!! crazy!
This is my personal thinking, not the universal truth ....

p.s. : the Ferraris that are classic today, will be good of this explosion of models and production ....


I'm in your boat, Fabio.
Compliments to the Styling of the 488, always great to see a new creation.
However, I'm afraid that this model will be the "Marchionne" Initiation of Turbo's only and high production figures. That said, nothing against the Turbo's. Fuel Efficiency is obviously better. (will we still hear a "shriek" on high rpm's ??). But regarding the higher production Levels, it will possibly become a "write off/depreciation nightmare for new buyers, once they realize it mentally. But that may not hinder the buyers as money is throwed at people these days for 0% interest ;-)
Somehow like the "prisoners dilema" for new buyers: If they buy a new car, depreciation will hit them, if they buy classic cars.... they seem to buy high..... Just my 2c


Ah, Fabio, maybe you should apply a great exhaust design from you to the new 488 Turbo, to not miss the "shriek" ;-)

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I'm in your boat, Fabio.
Compliments to the Styling of the 488, always great to see a new creation.
However, I'm afraid that this model will be the "Marchionne" Initiation of Turbo's only and high production figures. That said, nothing against the Turbo's. Fuel Efficiency is obviously better. (will we still hear a "shriek" on high rpm's ??). But regarding the higher production Levels, it will possibly become a "write off/depreciation nightmare for new buyers, once they realize it mentally. But that may not hinder the buyers as money is throwed at people these days for 0% interest ;-)
Somehow like the "prisoners dilema" for new buyers: If they buy a new car, depreciation will hit them, if they buy classic cars.... they seem to buy high..... Just my 2c


Ah, Fabio, maybe you should apply a great exhaust design from you to the new 488 Turbo, to not miss the "shriek" ;-)

Hi 212,
also i'm agree with your thinking ...
To do a great exhaust for the 488, nice idea, i need one wealthy owner that would will bring his car to my shop .... ahhhh is difficult ....
In every case, as you can listen with your ears the new cars, the turbo engine have sound different respect to the aspirated for one simple technical reason, partial of the energy of the exhaust gas is absorbed by the turbine to generate the work for do the operational the centrifugal compressor connected to her.
Result: increasing of efficiency due to the recovery of the energy at the expense of the sound .....
If pass an M3 E 46, i'm sure that you turn the head, if pass the new M4 biturbo ... i think not ....
This is the progress in name of efficiency and saving .....
Remember if you drive for less 10% km per year you immediately less the consumption, and the cost is 0 .....
If you have money, you can do everything ...... also spent lots for more saving ....
However i think Ferrari do a nice sound for 488

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Why 488? Should be 398. The body mods looks good, they even fixed the previous lobster eyes inspired taillights to blend in with the body. It need a full width rear grille between the taillights. Rgds///Thomas
It's probably because they didn't want smaller number.
So they used same method of naming the car as they used at Ferrari 456.
5474 cc / V12 = 456
3902 cc/ V8 = 488
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I am already looking forward to 489 !

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For all you youngsters, it is 488 cc per cylinder, just like a 250 GTO was 250 cc per cylinder. Nice the see an old tradition come back.

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Just got the email and was going to post but you guys beat me to it

Looks awesome to me
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Looks nice but doesn't push the boat out enough. Not a fan of the ducts in the side.

The name 488 is obviously a reference to the double-turbo 288. Don't know why they chose "GTB" though, seems an odd moniker for the V8 these days. It suited the V12's better.


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What does GTB actually stand for?

Grand Touring Berlinetta?
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Onno- The name has nothing to do with 288 GTO, since that is not an official Ferrari name. Displacement just coincidentally comes out to 488 cc for each cylinder.

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It is an evolution, certainly not a revolution over 458. But, nobody expected it to be a completely new car, right? (...knowing the steps like 308 > 328, 348 > 355...)

I like the back, it is rounded, elegant and enticing. But I am having problems with the front. It has sharp lines and front grilles reminisce that of Lamborgini. Maybe if they were not so rectangular-ish, I'd have a better opinion.

Still, these are only the first pictures and they don't do the justice until I see normal photos of the car and in some other colours which will arouse more interest and accentuate the new lines.

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I like the back and the side intakes. I prefer the Speciale front.
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Much, much prettier than the standard 458, this evolution model suits perfectly, be interesting to see where they go from here with the 488 Speciale!!!

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Nice, but I feel bad for the 458 owners.

I wonder if this model will have any effect on the popularity of the Enzo era cars, positively or negatively?
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I think it is prettier than the 458, too, and the 458 is very pretty.

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Nice, but I feel bad for the 458 owners.
Me too!
I hope one of them feels so envious he just has to dump his Italia.
I'll be there to console him and take the poor thing away.

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