The powerful successor to Ferrari 458 Italia has been introduced. The fact that 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB is primarily a racing car is not supposed to be an impediment for a non-professional driver to enjoy the sensation it offers to the fullest.
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Exterior
Even at first glance, it’s apparent that exterior design was inspired by its predecessor; especially when you obeserve the front: the bumper, the headlamps and the way the fenders are shaped.
A new splitter design gives it a less smooth and a more aggressive look. The tailights have been redesigned to be a bit larger, with the grilles that look like dark-surrounded hollows. Instead of the three-pipe exhaust, there are two huge outlets placed on the sides of the center section of the diffuser. Finally, there’s a whole new, sophisticated aerodynamic underbody.
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Interior
The interior is, much like the exterior, reminiscent of 458 Italia. Some of the newly introduced features are the center console of minimalistic design with much less buttons, the separation of the tunnel and the dashboard, and the new, original cozy seats. Also, new design of the key allows keyless starts.
Engine specs and performance
Its new 3902 cc V8 turbo is at the top of its class for power output, torque and response times.
Overall displacement is 3.9 l.
The engine releases 660 hp 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.
The new 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB can develop acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) for 3.0 sec. and 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) within incredible 8.3 seconds. The maximum speed this model is able to develop is 330 km/h (205 mph).
The gearbox features Variable Torque Management which unleashes the engine’s massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range.
As per usual, Ferrari’s engineers have put a great effort into perfecting the 488 GTB’s sound, thus creating a full, clear and distinguished soundtrack.
The Ferrari 488 GTB’s electronic controls make its power and performance instantly available and controllable. It is, in fact, the most responsive production model there is, with unbelievably sharp response times.
Price and release date
The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB will be released for the first time at the 2015 International Geneva Motor Show in March.
The official price will remain unknown until the 488 GTB debuts at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. It has been estimated that it will be slightly more expensive than 458 Italia; approximately,it should be less than 280,000$ in retail.
Update: 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB was officially presented to the world public at the Geneva motor show 2015 , the price is about $ 275,000.