The Ferrari 488 GTB made its world debut at the latest 2015 International Geneva Motor Show. With its V8 powerplant it begins new chapter of 8-cylinder history, 40 years after Ferrari’s first mid-rear-engined V8 model, Ferrari 308 GTB. This super-car is equipped with upgraded Ferarri’s side slip angle control system (SSC2 – Slide Slip Control 2) which less invasive and more precise.
Ferrari 488 GTB redesign
The new Ferrari 488 GTB is creation of the Ferrari Styling Center. The new super car features really sculptural flanks which are the key to its character. Its huge signature air intake scallop is a nod to the original 308 GTB and is divided into 2 areas by a splitter. The large front spoiler includes a double profile to enhance the thermal effectiveness of the radiators positioned at the sides. At the center 2 pylons are combined with a deflector which channels air in the direction of the flat underbody. The broad, low tail is likewise controlled by aerodynamic options, including an innovative blown spoiler which produces downforce without enhancing drag. This works in combination with an aggressive ramp angle for the diffuser which showcases active flaps. The higher height required for the diffuser was attained by rearranging the exhaust tailpipes. The circular LED tail lights have actually likewise been redesigned.
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|Length||179.83 in. (4568 mm)|
|Width||76.85 (1952 mm)|
|Height||47.76 (1213 mm)|
|Dry weight||3020 lb (1370 kg)|
|Weight distribution||46.5% Front – 53.5% Rear|
Inside the cabin, the smooth integration of the brand-new tilted air vents, satellite control clusters and instrument panel improves the sense that the whole cockpit is entirely built around the motorist. The key word in the design was functionality, resulting in a very sporty felling that in no way compromises on comfort. There are plenty of timeless Ferrari styling details too, such as the multifunctional steering wheel, the clear separation between the dashboard and tunnel, wraparound seats and the control switch bridge. The graphics and user interface of the infotainment screen have actually also been completely redesigned while the design of the vehicle’s new essential takes its inspiration from the car’s cylinder banks and allows keyless starts.
Ferrari 488 GTB Engine
The Ferrari 488 GTB is powered by 3902 cc V8 turbocharged engine, which is smaller by 0.6 liter than Ferrari 488’s powerplant. Despite that it produces 661 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 561 lb-ft (760 Nm) of torque at 3,000 rpm, which is 64 horses and 163 lb-ft better than 458 Speciale power. It is paired with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that is carried over from its predecessor. This powertrain gives enough power to Ferrari 488 GTB to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.0 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in just 8.3 seconds and to reach 205 mph of top speed. This performance numbers are available with respectably 20 mpg (11.4 l/100km).
|Type||V8 – 90° Turbo|
|Overall displacement||3.9-liter (3902 cm3)|
|Maximum power||661 HP (492 kW) @ 8000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||561 lb-ft (760 Nm) @ 3000 rpm in 7. gear|
|0-62 mph (0-100 km/h)||3.0 s|
|0-124 mph (0-200 km/h)||8.3 s|
|Maximum speed||> 205 mph (330 km/h)|
|Fuel consumption||20 mpg (11.4 l/100km)|
|CO2 emissions||260 g/km|
Ferrari 488 GTB price and release date
Ferrari didn’t announce all news about new Ferrari 488 GTB . Pricing is still an unknown but if know that current 458 has a price of $243,000 we can expect that the 488 price will go much higher. The firs sales in Europe will start in July, while we can expect that the Ferrari 488 GTB will come to the US shores in the latter months of 2015.