Ferrari 488 GTB

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by Innotech, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. #1 Innotech, Feb 3, 2015
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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".
  2. It's like a mini La Ferrari, I like it.

    Also, either time's moving faster and/or I'm getting older, because it feels like only yesterday the 458 came out.
  3. i dont like that vent, wow.

    looks like someones nasal cavity.

    everything else looks good enough,
  4. These small super cars are getting really mental.

    More hp than an Enzo.
  5. not bad, not bad at all.

    but how is this different than the 458?
  6. um, 670hp, turbocharged, etc etc.
  7. i know, but they could have made a turbocharged 458 as well?
  8. They have, and they've called it the 488 GTB.
  9. besides the vents on the sides I really really like that
  10. lol
  11. but but but it's a completely different model!

    i mean audi slotted a v10 in the r8, which normally carries the v8, but they didn't change the looks and called it differently.

    i mean it's nice and much better looking than the 458, but don't really see the need for this model.
  12. supercars are starting to look really busy and crazy like the stuff I used to design and post on here.
  13. This car might have less 458 in it than like, multiple generations of cars spanning decades.

    Considering it's Ferrari, this is pretty big of a change, tbh. I'll accept that.
  14. wow!

    looking at the pictures again, it looks like the flap in the middle of the rear fender vent moves, so it's somehow part of the active aero. also the front has lip looks like it is shaped to deform and change shape, osort of like an evolution of the 458 duct things.

    I like it, it makes sense now and I love it.

    I hate to say it but compared to Lambo, this thing is just so much more polished and well built compared to the AV and Huracan.
  15. Do like the front and rear, not sure about the side due to that huge vent
  16. the huge vent has to exist in some form.
  17. Glad they didnt put a V6 in it
  18. Why is it called the 488 though? The numbers and letters in recent Ferrari model names usually have some sort of meaning.

    458 = 4.5 liters, 8 cylinders
    F430 = 4.3 liters
    355 = 3.5 liters, 5 valves/cylinder
    612 = 6 liters, 12 cylinders
    F14T = Ferrari 2014 Turbo

    You can see my point. What does the "48" mean in "488". Am I missing something?

    The only reasonable answer (that I can find from that text) would be that the 458 has won the last two Le Mans 24h races and that would add to 48 hours.. Which would make the name almost as ridiculous as "La Ferrari"...
  19. 488 cc per cylinder
  20. F18=488 oh wait
  21. is this the 430 to the 458's 360?
  22. Less ugly than the LaFerrari. Still kinda looks like what the unlicensed GTA copy of a 458 would look like.
  23. you are right, but ferrari shoulda called it the 487.75 <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  24. This isn't necessarily a good thing.
  25. Exactly what I was thinking whilst quoting Innotech's post.

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