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Leaked photos: Ferrari 488 GTO is lighter but more powerful than GTB model

There are so many stories circulating about whether Ferrari will be building an SUV or a fully electric model that people seem to be forgetting about Ferrari’s soon to be rockstar - the hardcore 488 GTB that will bring back the “GTO” moniker, which will also likely be the most desirable car to carry the prancing horse logo. In a leaked document by California Air Resources Board, there was a “488 Special Series Coupe” that was listed, so we definitely know that it is on its way.

We are expecting the 488 Special Series Coupe to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March. In a recent closed door dealer meeting where the 488 was the main topic, someone seemed to have sneakily took photos of the slideshow that contained juicy information about the said model, which he then shares with a website with content that is mostly focused on Ferrari.

So, what can we expect from the 488 GTO? Here are some things we know. It will likely be equipped with Ferrari’s most powerful V8 engine ever made, giving out the highest power increase compared to a donor car for a V8 special series.

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Pogea Racing upgrade package for Ferrari 488 GTB is even better than the Pista

Ferrari decided to boost the 488 GTB and made its mid-engined V8 machine beefier for a more hardcore 488 Pista, which we saw around 2 months ago. Now, the engineers from Pogea Racing learnt from this and did the exact same thing, while managing to squeeze out even more power from the biturbo 3.9 liter V8.

If the 488 from Maranello can bring out 720 horsepower and 770 Newton metres (568 pound feet) of torque, the FPlus Corsa project pushes its output even more by another 100 horsepower and 130 Newton metres (96 lb ft), giving it a total output of 820 horsepower (603 kilowatts) and 900 Newton metres (664 lb ft).

The engine isn’t all that was tweaked here, as Pogea Racing decided to play with its exhaust system and decided that it would install stainless steel flaps to make the most out of the V8’s beautiful soundtrack. After all the upgrades that had been done to the powertrain, there is a palpable impact on the Ferrari 488 GTB’s performances as it has become quicker than the Pista.

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3 of Ferrari’s top guys are now with Aston Martin, first task is to build 488 GTB competitor

Aston Martin may be known for building many of the stylish Bond cars we see on the big screen but nobody really knew how it can get super aggressive when it comes to undermining the competition. Until now.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO recently discussed with Autoblog and shared more details about its plans for a mid-engine supercar. Like he said, the 488 GTB is the best car in its segment and that they are hell-bent on competing against it.

When asked how the company is going to take on the Ferrari 488 GTB, Palmer admittedly said that they need to recruit some of Ferrari’s key people particularly the head of engineering and the head of powertrains. In fact, he also admitted that there are three of them who are now already working for him.

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WheelsAndMore comes up with tuned 777-PS Ferrari 488 Spider Triple Seven

WheelsAndMore has done it again. Aside from customizing multi-piece special lightweight wheels, WheelsAndMore could also make a car more dynamic in terms of road performance. This is shown on one of the company’s latest works, a performance-enhanced version of the already powerful Ferrari 488 Spider.

As it is typically, the Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t your ordinary roadster. Any car produced by Ferrari reigns supreme, especially in the area of performance. The Ferrari 488 Spider isn’t an exception.

Its beautifully and elegantly design exterior faithfully reveals how crazy is the Ferrari 488 Spider in terms of power. It is quite important to mention that the 488 Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that could deliver 670 PS (661 hp) of max output at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (561 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 6,750 rpm. With this amount of power at its disposal, the Ferrari 488 Spider could accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds and to 200 km/h (0 to 124 mph) in around 8.7 seconds. As far as top speed is concerned, the Ferrari 488 Spider could go as fast 325 km/h (203 mph).

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Ferrari is cooking up something interesting for us. The last time they released the 488 GTB was two years ago, followed by a 488 Spider and several versions of it. And now, it seems like they are preparing for the release of the 458 Speciale’s successor, the 488 GTO.

So, whats there to be excited about? The Ferrari 488 GTO is meant to rival Porsche’s 911 GT2. Therefore, the race-inspired flagship model will have a 3.9 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, capable of producing 700 horsepower (521 kilowatts). That is a huge power difference from its predecessor, and the Spider’s 493-kilowatt (660 hp) engine. It is expected for the 760 Newton-metre torque to increase as well due to the increased boost from the turbochargers.

The track-focused 488 GTO will follow a “more power, less weight” principle - just like the 360 Challenge Stradale and the 430 Scuderia. The company aims to bring the weight just under 1400 kilograms. And to cut down some of its weight, the 488 GTO will be built with a stripped out cockpit, thinner glass, and perhaps a more aggressive aerodynamic kit.

Read the entire article Ferrari 488 GTO will soon be revealed to us

If there is one thing we can count on Mansory to do right every time, it is in how it does extreme makeover. With many years of practice, it has become a household name when it comes to auto tuning. One reason is because its designs are always a step ahead of competing brands.

Once again, get ready for a treat as the German auto tuner is bringing the house down with its very own 4XX Siracusa Spider. Mansory has redesigned the Ferrari 488 GTB as inspired by the Siracusa coupe that has taken over Switzerland in 2016. For this year however, the German tuning company presents an open-top 488 GTB with extremely designed body work plus an over-the-top performance package that boasts up to 790hp.

After showcasing a range of Mansory-tuned vehicles earlier this week, all eyes are now on the new Mansory Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider. The redesigned exterior dons a newly upgraded front fascia with new diffuser, air inlets and a revised front lip. Masonry has also replaced the side skirts on the Ferrari 488 GTB Spider with a new pair of carbon fiber mirror casings and daytime running lights in LED.

Read the entire article 2017 Geneva: Mansory delivers the goods with a stunning Ferrari 4XX Siracusa Spider

If you want your Ferrari to look more “exclusive”, Misha Rade Djoedvic’s design team has special kits for that special toy of yours! After successfully tuning the Ferrari 458, Misha Designs dresses up a Ferrari 488 GTB with its latest body kits.

The new body kit comes in two different styles, the Limited wide body and the Regular. What’s more, Misha will be making only 20 units of the wide body version which comes with large rear wings, a more protruding rear diffuser and 3-inches wider quarter panels so better hurry.

As for the front end, the design specialist took inspirations from a Formula 1 series. You can see this on the Ferrari 488’s more aggressive styling cues just like the bonnet, carbon lip, large double splitter and the distinctively large carbon fiber component along the middle. The rear section has the same design of the Ferrari FXX-K judging from the large rear diffuser that adapts to the way the Ferrari 488 GTB’s exhaust is being placed.

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The Ferrari 488 GTB – with all its sporty elegance and dynamic beauty – has been a favorite tuning subject for car tuners in many parts of the world. Now, world renowned Japanese tuning company Liberty Walk is joining the global club of tuners that has made the Ferrari 488 GTB the centerpiece of their modification project.

Liberty Walk’s version of the Ferrari 488 GTB was recently unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon. As expected, this Ferrari 488 GTB is not walking without boasting of Liberty Walk’s signature modifications – it is fitted with extra-wide body kits and is lowered very close to the ground. These modifications gave this turbocharged Ferrari a lower “stanced” appearance.

Aside from the wider body kits and lowered suspension, the Ferrari 488 GTB by Liberty Walk was heavily revised in terms of its exterior looks. Wrapped in bluish gray color finish, this Ferrari 488 GTB by Liberty Walk features a glossy black roof as well as glossy black side mirror housing. In addition, the Ferrari 488 GTB by Liberty Walk features a glossy black front lip spoiler and glossy black wheels wrapped in sporty Pirelli tires.

Read the entire article This wider and lower Ferrari 488 GTB from Liberty Walk is not for the faint-hearted

Do you want to build a LaFerrari or a 488 Spider with your own hands? Well, Meccano, the toy maker has partnered with Ferrari to make it happen. So kids and grown ups, get your hands ready for the hottest toy in town!

Ferrari car enthusiasts can finally experience building their dream cars that are highly attuned to STEM initiatives. Even kids can start tinkering with Meccano’s creative building sets to enhance their learning.

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The STEM platform is essential because these are basically what we encounter everyday. The toy company that has been around for over a hundred years is certainly aware of the significance of educational toys.

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The recently held Finali Mondiali weekend event has uncovered the Ferrari 488 Challenge. The 488 Challenge now boasts a new level of performance as a result of its newly enhanced chassis, aerodynamics and engine. Powered by a 3.9 litre V8 that won this year’s International Engine of the Year Award, the car is also said to replace the track-ready Ferrari 458 EVO. The new 488 is the 6th model to take part in the Ferrari Challenge in time for its 25th anniversary this 2017.

Ferrari’s weekend long event held at the Daytona International Speedway was organized to provide drivers an opportunity to take part and win in International GT and prototype championship races. If you have been following their forums and social media fan page, then the Ferrari Finali Mondiali is no stranger to you. Not only are these events used as stepping stones, it also serves as exposure to help drivers go through much greater challenges in the future.

As a matter of fact, some have gone all the way to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship, IMSA and the Grand-AM Road Racing through their participation in the Ferrari Challenge series. But the main goal of this challenge is perhaps to show-off what Ferrari has up on its sleeve, don’t you think?

Read the entire article Ferrari unleashes turbocharged 488 Challenge

Have you come across a Ferrari 488 Spider with ADV05 M.V2 Custom Spec wheels? Well, the most attractive Ferrari here on earth, or should we say in South Korea has just stepped in. Meet the Ferrari 488 Spider wearing the beautiful ADV.1 series.

A car owner from South Korea has customised a white Ferrari Spider and now it has the ADV.1 custom forged wheels. The client went for the stunning ADV05 M.V2 CS, which is an awesome choice for this type of road car. As shown in the picture, the wheels are painted in Manbronze and treated with clear coat finish. The very stylish and elegantly designed 50/50 exposed hardware also goes with the new ADV1 alloy set. Sizes for the wheels are at 20 x 9 (for the front) and 20 x 11 (for the rear).

The Ferrari 488 is actually the immediate successor of the 458 Italia. It was in 2015 when the supercar was first introduced. The Ferrari 488 GTB came with a 3.9L twin turbo V8 engine and promised to deliver a whopping 661hp at 8,000rpm. It also claims to produce 561lb-ft of torque at 3,000 revolutions per minute. It only shows that in spite of the Spider’s smaller displacement, it is also capable of delivering higher output as compared to the previous model’s naturally aspirated engine.

Read the entire article Customized Ferrari 488 Spider gets the amazing ADV05 MV2 CS Series wheels

The Ferrari 488 GTB was first launched on February 3, 2015 prior to its world premiere at the March 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The 488 GTB is the successor of the much-loved 458 Italia and is now the standard bearer for all things “super” in the Ferrari line-up.

This two-seat berlinetta is powered by a twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 that makes a distinct sonorous sound and monstrous acceleration, making it one of the most vicious supercars that have ever set foot (or its wheels) on this planet.

The car is named after its 488 cubic centimeter per cylinder displacement (times eight, works out about 3,902 cc displacement). Even with a 0.6-liter deficiency compared to its predecessor, the 488 GTB engine is still capable of producing more power. It can reach up to 661 horsepower and 561 lb.-ft. of torque. With this much power, this dual-clutch seven-speed supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.0 seconds covering a quarter-mile in 10.45 seconds. It is also estimated to have a top speed of 205 mph. The 488 GTB is surely one for the books with power and class as its best asset.

Read the entire article German tuner VOS Performance builds fiercer, more powerful Ferrari 488 GTB

Featuring a polyester body and powered by a 310 hp three-liter V8 engine, the Ferrari 308 Gr4 Pioneer (Ferrari 308 GTB), was a truly imposing vehicle. This race car allowed Jean Claude Andruet to win the 1981 Tour de France Auto.

This is also the same car that allowed Andruet to grab second place at the European Rally Championship in the same year, despite taking part in only seven races while eventual winner Adartico Vudafieri in his Fiat 131 participated in 15 events. Andruet and the 308 repeated their win at the Tour de France Auto in 1982. It was a classic race as Andruet went head to head against Jean Ragnotti and his R5 Turbo.

As a tribute to this classic race car, Ferrari has wrapped a Ferrari 488 GTB with a livery similar to that of the 308 Gr4 Pioneer. This new livery, created in a collaboration between the Italian sports car maker’s Tailor Made division and Parisian Ferrari dealer Charles Pozzi, features the same color scheme as the iconic 308 Gr4 Pioneer -- the iconic blue and white. Moreover, the Ferrari 488 GTB is specified with wheels that closely resemble those of the iconic 308 308 Gr4 Pioneer.

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Many theories came out after pictures of a mystery Ferrari being tested a few weeks ago were released online. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus on what it actually is. Some so-called experts have come out to say that this is the new Ferrari Dino. Let’s consider that for a moment. The Ferrari Dino is a low-cost marque from the Italian automaker that was made to cater to the general public.

It was dubbed as the “poor man’s Ferrari”, however it did not necessarily mean that the Dino was as cheap as any regular sedan. It still possessed the same luster as any old Ferrari would minus the Italian automaker’s badge. There were two lines for the Dino sports cars: the GT model which was produced by Ferrari, and the coupe and spider models that were produced by Fiat which were the cheaper models.

The Dino was named in honor of the founder’s late son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, who was the designer of the V6 engine that is being used by the said coupe. The first of its kind, the Ferrari Dino 246 GT, can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 146 mph. Now, Ferrari Dinos are rare and remain to be a popular classic loved by collectors and Ferrari-lovers in general.

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We were all suitably impressed when Ferrari flexed its Italian muscle and blew us away with the new 488 GTB. And it’s all good news, the meaty V8 engine sound is back and its bigger and better than before. That rich and exhilarating engine roar is all down to the Wheelsandmore from Germany.

With the new and improved Stage II, the 3,9l V8 engine is edging closer to the power of the F12berlinetta. You can drive in serene silence but who would want to? With the push of the open button on the exhaust valve control, both the coupe and the convertible Ferrari 488 announce their presence with a rich and uncompromising sound.

The Baesweiler experts have improved the software and with an F1 air filter the vehicle achieves an impressive 730 hp and 850 Nm of torque. With an eye on more power it is exciting to learn that a manifold-kit is being developed.

Read the entire article Wheelsandmore transforms the Ferrari 488 GTB into the Settecento-Trenta

At this year’s Festival of Speed, Ferrari is unveiling its most recent mid-rear-engined V8 supercar, the 488 GTB, and the FXX-K to UK audiences. These two cars will be participating in the 1.6 mile Goodwood Hill Climb together with a full supporting lineup of Ferrari cars. The 488 GTB would be the first mid-engined twin-turbo V8 from Ferrari ever since the legendary 288 GTO and F40.

It boasts 650CV and has a one-of-a-kind engine management system that produces torque in a controlled and sustained manner with zero turbo lag and response times similar to that of a naturally-aspirated V8 engine. It comes as no surprise that the vehicle is powered by a new 3902 cc V8 turbo engine that produces an outstanding 670 hp at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm of torque in the seventh gear.

This is different from the 3855 cc unit that is used on the California T. The rear wheels get power through a modified seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox taken from the 458 Italia. Ferrari said that the gearbox is equipped with a new Variable Torque management system that can smoothly release the torque right across the rev range.

Read the entire article Ferrari to show off 488 GTB and FXX-K at 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Ferrari’s 488 GTB was unveiled during an exclusive event with almost a thousand guests attending. This is Ferrari’s latest supercar that has the V8 mid-engine. A number of high profile guests like Donna Air, Jade Parfitt, Mary Charteris, Made in Chelsea stars, and even singer-songwriter John Newman, attended the launching. The different VIPs present were joined by selected press and members of the brand’s highly exclusive client list in a red themed soiree held at Old Sorting Office, Holborn.

The highlight of the evening of course was the eventual unveiling of the 488 GTB. Before the unveiling, the guests were made to sit in a track style grandstand and spoiled with amazing performances. They also saw exclusive video footage of the 488 GTB and even a 3D laser map of the model. The 488 GTB was then unveiled.

Regional Manager for Ferrari North Europe Francesco Balli shared that the event was a good opportunity to have the launching attended by many passionate clients at one of the best venues in London and promises that the new model will deliver what is expected of it like new levels of driving involvement and excitement. The event marks the 40th year since Ferrari unveiled its first V8 mid-rear engine with the 308 GTB which was also known as the “Prancing Horse.”

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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.

Read the entire article Ferrari 488 GTB breaks cover with new design and twin-turbo V8