Looking for a mid-engine V8 Ferrari? Not interested in a forty-year-old 308 GTB? Take a look at the all new Ferrari 488 GTB which will be unveiled in the flesh at the International Geneva Motor Show in March.
Let’s face it – Ferraris are a car most of us just look at, lust over, and want to drive. For the few who actually sit and look at what to buy, the 488 offers what Ferrari describe as “track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers in everyday use”.
Featuring a 3902cc V8 turbo this is something else. 790Nm of maximum torque in 7th gear. 0-200km/h in 8.3 seconds, and around Fiorano a lap time of 1 minute 23.
Oh heck, just take a look. (full specs below)
Deliveries start in Europe in July, oh, and the 488? That’s the engine size divided by the number of cylinders (3,902 / 8)
Ferrari 488 GTB
- Type V8 – 90° Turbo
- Overall displacement 3902 cm3
- Maximum power * 492 kW (670 CV) at 8000 rpm
- Maximum torque * 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in VII gear
- DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
- Length 4568 mm
- Width 1952 mm
- Height 1213 mm
- Dry weight** 1370 kg
- Weight distribution 46.5% Front – 53.5% Rear
- 0-100 km/h 3.0 s
- 0 -200 km/h 8.3 s
- Maximum speed > 330 km/h
- FUEL CONSUMPTION***
- 11.4 l/100 km
- C02 EMISSIONS ***
- 260 g/km
* With 98 RON petrol
**With lightweight options
*** ECE+EUDC combined cycle with HELE system
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