The new Ferrari 488 GTB is a 660-hp V-8 supercar with mega sex appeal

Ferrari 488 GTB

The newest Ferrari is the 488 GTB, and it will be making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, where this Prancing Horse is sure to dazzle with 0-124 mph time of 8.3 seconds thanks to a new twin-turbo V-8 3.9-liter engine.

The Ferrari 488 GTB arrives 40 years to the date since the first mid-mounted V-8, the 308 GTB, made its entry for the Italian automaker and features technology and development culled from F1 and 24 Hours of Le Mans winning 458 GT, as well as the innovation from the XX program. At its heart is a twin-turbo V-8 3.9-liter engine generating 660 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 560 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The Ferrari 488 GTB covers the Fiorano track in just 1 hour 23 minutes and does it in style – its sound is “full, clear and totally distinctive,” Ferrari said in a statement.

The new Ferrari 488 GTB has a 1.67 efficiency number, a new record for a production Ferrari thanks to 50 percent more downforce and reduced drag than its predecessor. It also features an improved side slip angle control system for better acceleration out of corners.

The new Ferrari’s exterior styling pays a homage to the 308 GTB with an air intake divided into two sections by a splitter. The circular LED tail lights have also been redesigned.


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