Ferrari 488 GTB
488 GTB - Extreme track-level performance V8 Turbo
Feb 5, 2015
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Forty years ago Ferrari unveiled their first ever mid-rear-engined V8
model, the 308 GTB; now Ferrari just unveiled one of their most epic
mid-engine V8s in their stable.

The new Ferrari 488 GTB uses a new 3902 cc V8 turbo that produces
660 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque.  With all that
power the new berlinetta is capable of accelerating to 60 mph in 3
seconds and from 0-120 mph (0-200 km/h) in 8.3 seconds. The super
car lapped the famous Fiorano track in just 1’23.00. That makes it the
second fastest production Ferrari at Fiorano, only three seconds
behind the LaFerrari and clocking the same time as the monstrous 730
hp V12 powered Ferrari F12.

The car will make its world debut at Geneva Motor Show next month. If
you like to read all the technical bits make sure to read the official
press release below.
Ferrari 488 GTB
Technical specifications

ENGINE
-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

PERFORMANCE
0-100 km/h 3.0 s
0 -200 km/h 8.3 s
Maximum speed > 330 km/h
The new V8 debuts at Geneva: track-level performance and responsiveness for the road

Maranello, 3 February 2015 – 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”.

The gearbox features Variable Torque Management which unleashes the engine’s massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range,
while specific gear ratios deliver incredibly progressive acceleration when the driver floors the throttle. As is always the case, Ferrari’s engineers have
dedicated great attention to perfecting the 488 GTB’s sound, creating a new soundtrack that is full, clear and totally distinctive, as expected from any
Prancing Horse engine.

The car’s aerodynamics also made a pivotal contribution to performance: its 1.67 efficiency figure is a new record for a production Ferrari, and is the
fruit of 50 per cent more downforce than the previous model and reduced drag. The greatest challenge was achieving these two goals simultaneously.
Several innovative elements were specifically developed to do so, not least a double front spoiler, base bleed side intakes and, at the rear, active
aerodynamics coupled with a blown spoiler. The aerodynamic underbody, which incorporates vortex generators, is highly sophisticated, too.

The Ferrari 488 GTB’s subsystems and electronic controls make its power and performance instantly available and controllable. It is, in fact, the most
responsive production model there is, with razor-sharp response times comparable to those of a track car.

The evolved version of Ferrari’s side slip angle control system (Side Slip Control 2 – SSC2) is more precise and less invasive, providing greater
longitudinal acceleration out of corners. Aside from integrating with car’s F1-Trac and E-Diff, the SSC2 now also controls the active dampers which
renders the car’s dynamic behavior during complex manoeuvres even flatter and more stable.

Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the new car 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 wide front spoiler features a double profile to improve the
thermal efficiency of the radiators positioned at the sides. At the centre two pylons are combined with a deflector which channels air towards the flat
underbody. The broad, low tail is also dominated by aerodynamic solutions, including an innovative blown spoiler which generates downforce without
increasing drag. This works in conjunction with an aggressive ramp angle for the diffuser which features active flaps. The greater height required for the
diffuser was achieved by repositioning the exhaust tailpipes. The circular LED tail lights have also been redesigned.

In the cabin, the seamless integration of the new satellite control clusters, angled air vents and instrument panel heightens the sense that the cockpit is
completely tailored around the driver. Usability was the key word in the design, leading to an extremely sporty ambience that in no way compromises on
comfort. There are plenty of classic Ferrari styling elements too, such as the clear separation between the dashboard and tunnel, the multifunctional
steering wheel, the control switch bridge and wraparound seats. The graphics and interface of the infotainment screen have also been completely
redesigned while the design of the car’s new key takes its inspiration from the car’s cylinder banks and allows keyless starts.
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Official Ferrari Press Release
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