Ferrari has just introduced the all-new 488 GTB a.k.a. the turbocharged version of the facelifted 458 Italia. As expected, the vehicle carries a new 3902 cc V8 turbo engine (not the same 3855 cc unit that powers the California T) that produces an astonishing 670 hp at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm of torque in the seventh gear.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a revised seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox derived from 458 Italia. According to Ferrari, the gearbox features a new Variable Torque management system capable to unleash the massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range.
The engine is able to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.3 seconds, while top speed is 330 km/h or 205 mph. Moreover, the 488 GTB is able to lap the Fiorano racetrack in just 1 min and 23 seconds, making it two seconds faster than the 458 Italia and only half a second faster than the 458 Speciale.
Ferrari fitted the 488 GTB with a double front spoiler, base bleed side intakes and active aerodynamics coupled with a blown spoiler at the rear.
The design is inspired by the original 308 GTB but also by the 458 Italia. Inside, the vehicle arrives with a stylish multifunctional steering wheel but also plenty of classic Ferrari styling elements such as the clear separation between the dash and tunnel, control switch bridge and wraparound seats.
Furthermore, Ferrari updated the graphics and interface of the infotainment screen, while the design of the new key is inspired from the car’s cylinder banks and allows keyless starts.