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THE FERRARI 488 GTB

A new chapter in the history of 8 Cylinder


Forty years on from the unveiling of Ferrari's first ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history.


The 488 GTB name marks a return to the classic Ferrari model designation with the 488 in its moniker indicating the engine's unitary displacement, while the GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta. The new car not only delivers unparalleled performance, it also makes that extreme power exploitable and controllable to an unprecedented level even by less expert drivers.

An exceptional engine and sophisticated aerodynamics combined with refined vehicle dynamic controls radically improve the already razor-sharp responsiveness of Ferrari's road cars to near-track level.

Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the 488 GTB features very sculptural flanks which are the key to its character. Its large signature air intake scallop is a nod to the original 308 GTB and is divided into two sections by a splitter.

RACE-INSPIRED

DESIGN

It delivers 670 cv at 8,000 rpm with a specific power output of 172 cv/l, a new record for a road-going Ferrari, maximum torque of 760 Nm in seventh gear and a throttle response time of just 0.8 seconds at 2000 rpm in third gear. Consequently, the 488 GTB sprints from 0-100 km/h in 3 seconds flat and from 0-200 km/h in just 8.3.

Exterior
Interior
Aerodynamics
Performance
Exterior

THE BODY OF Ferrari 488 GTB

Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the 488 GTB features very sculptural flanks which are the key to its character. Its large signature air intake scallop is a nod to the original 308 GTB and is divided into two sections by a splitter. The front is characterised by the dual grille opening which channels air into the two radiators. There is also a double front spoiler which, on close inspection, looks very like those of the F1 single-seaters. At the centre two pylons are combined with a deflector which channels air towards the flat underbody.

The bonnet has pronounced, raised central section and two side channels. These channels have the dual function of making the car look more sporty and channelling the air from the two vents in the bumper which have been skilfully hidden from sight in the front view to keep the lines clean. The tail is dominated by the blown spoiler and the large air vents which help improve the car’s aerodynamics. The new exhaust tailpipes have been repositioned to accommodate the greater height required for the diffuser. The overall result exudes a sense of power and performance.

Interior

THE FERRARI 488 GTB’S CABIN

The 488 GTB’s cabin was designed to exude extreme sportiness without sacrificing occupant comfort. This heightens the impression of a cockpit tailored around the driver’s needs: the commands not clustered on the steering wheel are on the wraparound satellite pods which are angled directly towards the driver. The new lighter, horizontally more compact dashboard features ultra-sporty air vents inspired by military jet air intakes.

The overall result is an effortless marriage of innovative volumes and compact, functional forms. The design references typical Ferrari traits, such as the clear separation between dashboard and tunnel, the multifunctional steering wheel, the control bridge on the tunnel. All beautifully handcrafted with materials and trim that are both elegant and sporty, with a strong emphasis on creating functional spaces.

Aerodynamics

Record-breaking efficiency for exceptional performance.

Aerodynamic solutions derived from Maranello’s experience on the track augment downforce without increasing drag, resulting in an efficiency figure of 1.67, a record for a road-homologated Ferrari. Downforce is 50 per cent higher than on the previous model despite drag being reduced. The front of the car is dominated by the central Aero Pillar and an F1-inspired double spoiler which boost the efficiency of both the radiator and downforce generation.

The 488 GTB has an innovative aerodynamic underbody that incorporates vortex generators, special curved aerodynamic appendages which accelerate the air thereby reducing pressure. The result is that the car’s underbody is “sucked” down to the ground and downforce is higher but drag is not. This contributes to overall downforce generation of 325 kg at 250 km/h.

Performance

Forty years on from the unveiling of Ferrari's first ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history.

The 488 GTB name marks a return to the classic Ferrari model designation with the 488 in its moniker indicating the engine's unitary displacement, while the GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta. The new car not only delivers unparalleled performance, it also makes that extreme power exploitable and controllable to an unprecedented level even by less expert drivers.

An exceptional engine and sophisticated aerodynamics combined with refined vehicle dynamic controls radically improve the already razor-sharp responsiveness of Ferrari's road cars to near-track level.

To achieve this result, Ferrari drew on its experience in both F1 and GT racing, in which the 458 holds the WEC title and has won its category in two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new model also exploits to the full the know-how gleaned by Ferrari engineers over the last decade through the XX programme which makes extreme track-only cars available to gentleman test-drivers.

V8 Engine THE PRANCING HORSE’S MOST HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE EVER WITH ZERO TURBO LAG AND A UNIQUE, EXHILARATING SOUNDTRACK.
Top Speed 203 mph 325 km/h
Maximum Power 660 @ 8000 rpm*
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.0 s
TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX 7 gears F1 dual clutch transmission
Technical specifications
Engine
  • Type
  • Total displacement
  • Bore and stroke
  • Maximum power *
  • Maximum torque *
  • Specific output
  • Compression ratio
  • V8 - 90° Turbo – Dry Sump
  • 3.902 cm3
  • 86,5 x 83 mm (3.4 x 3.3 in)
  • 493 kW (670 CV) at 8000 rpm
  • 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in VII gear
  • 172 cv/l
  • 9.4:1
Dimensions and weight
  • Overall length
  • Overall width
  • Height
  • Wheelbase
  • Front track
  • Rear track
  • Kerb weight *
  • Dry weight *
  • Weight distribution
  • Boot capacity
  • Fuel tank capacity
  • 4568 mm (179.8 in)
  • 1952 mm (76.9 in)
  • 1213 mm (47.8 in)
  • 2650 mm (104.3 in)
  • 1679 mm (66.1 in)
  • 1647 mm (64.8 in)
  • 1525 Kg
  • 1420 Kg
  • 41,5% front – 58,5% rear
  • 230 l (8.12 cu ft)
  • 78 l
Tyres
  • Front
  • Rear
  • 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
  • 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
Brakes
  • Front
  • Rear
  • 15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in
  • 14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in
Transmission & Gearbox
  • 7 gears F1 dual clutch transmission
Electronic Control Systems
  • E-Diff3, F1-Trac, ABS/EBD prestazionale con Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC
Performance
  • Maximum speed
  • 0-100 km/h
  • 0-200 km/h
  • 0-400m
  • 0-1000m
  • Weight/power ratio
  • > 325 km/h
  • 3,0 s
  • 8,7 s
  • 10,55 s
  • 18, 9 s
  • 2,21 kg/cv
Fuel Consuption***
  • 11.4 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions***
  • 260 g/km
Notes
  • * with 98 RON fuel
  • **With optional equipement
  • *** With HELE system
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