The Ferrari 458 GTB Spider may be just around the corner but renderings with it continue to pop onto the web, just a week after its solid roof brother has been unveiled.
In case you have missed out on the previous renderings of the Ferrari 488 GTB Spider, or the 488 GTS as it will probably be called, don’t worry, because Theophilus Chin has you covered. The images posted below are providing us with another look into the upcoming successor of the 458 Spider and it needs no introduction anymore to any Ferrari fan or petrol head.
The Ferrari 488 GTB is a facelifted version of the current 458 Italia. The model has received an updated body, a new design for the wheels, an updated cockpit and, the most important, a new mid-mounted engine, as this has dropped the old 4.5 liter V8 in favor of a brand new 3.9 liter V8 twin turbocharged engine, connected to the seven-speed dual clutch transmission.
The new unit is the beginning of a turbocharging era and this is more powerful than its predecessor, being rated at 670 HP (493 kW) at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque, available from 3,000 rpm. This is allowing the Italian supercar to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in just 3 seconds and to go all the way up to 330 km/h (205 mph). More details on the Ferrari 488 GTB, including its pricing, will be announced during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, in March.