Ferrari 488 GTB

Ferrari 488 GTB

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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

The 488 GTB is a big deal for Ferrari. Not only because the 458 Italia and Speciale have been so successful – and the latter a former eCoty winner – but because it marks a change of philosophy for the company’s mid-engined supercar. Gone is the naturally aspirated 4.5-litre V8 and in its place is a downsized, direct-injection 3902cc twin-turbocharged flat-plane-crank V8. It’s more efficient, but also massively more potent.

Ferrari could have dropped the ball by turbocharging the 488 GTB, but it has achieved the complete opposite and produced an automotive masterpiece. What the engine lacks in character compared with the outgoing V8 it makes up for with outrageous performance and such drivability that, no matter the gear you find yourself in or the speed you’re travelling, at no point does the 488 GTB make you wait even a nanosecond when you decide to call on all 661bhp and as much as 560lb ft of torque.

Its chassis is sublime, melding unexpected levels of comfort with unflappable control and crystal-clear communication as the pace quickens and you start to build up to exploiting the phenomenal performance on offer.

By using twin scroll IHI turbos and carefully managing the amount of torque available in each gear, Ferrari’s engineers have managed to create a powerplant that feels just as responsive as the naturally-aspirated 4.5-litre unit used in the 458.

The 488 GTB’s engine is shared with the drop-top California T, and it introduces twin-turbochargers to the mix. The 3.9-litre V8 has been thoroughly reworked in the 488, though, with power boosted from 552bhp to 661bhp and torque up by 5Nm to 760Nm.

This new unit delivers scorching performance, with both the GTB and Spider sprinting from 0-62mph in just 3.0 seconds. Both models also boast a top speed of more than 200mph.

Engine Power: 661 bhp
Engine Size: 3.9 Twin Turbo V8
Acceleration (0-60mph): 3.0 Secs
Top Speed: 205 mph

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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Price List

  • 24 hours

    £900

    • 24 Hour Monday - Friday
    • 100 Miles
    • 28+
    • £5000
  • 3-6 days

    £750P/D

    • 24 Hour Monday - Friday
    • 100 Miles
    • 28+
    • £5000
  • 7-14 days

    £650P/D

    • 24 Hour Monday - Friday
    • 100 Miles
    • 28+
    • £5000
  • 14 days+

    £550P/D

    • 24 Hour Monday - Friday
    • 100 Miles
    • 28+
    • £5000
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