Ferrari’s newest supercar has been officially unveiled, over the web for the moment, and it is known as the 488 GTB.
The successor of the 458 Italia, the 488 GTB, is finally here and it is called the 488 GTB. The model in question was previously known as the 458 M (Modificata) and it is exactly what reports were indicating, a significant facelift, as the company has followed the same recipe applied to the California and California T. The new ride has a different design which is reminding us of the original 308 GTB, in some parts, and it is packing a wider front spoiler, a new blown spoiler, a wider front spoiler, active flaps in the diffuser, different LED taillights and several other tweaks.
Some of the modifications made to the 488 GTB are simply visual but others are promising an increased downforce and this should be translated into the performance of the supercar and its stability around corners. The cabin of the newest model to come out of Maranello is getting a revised instrument panel, angled air vents, a new interface and graphics for the infotainment system, new satellite control clusters, body hugging seats and more.
The most important part of the supercar is found under its hood, where the 4.5 liter V8 engine used on the 458 has been dropped in favor of a 3.9 liter V8, which is more powerful than its predecessor. The unit is capable of producing a total output of 670 HP (493 kW), at 8,000 rpm, and it has a peak torque of 760 Nm (560 lb-ft), available from 3,000 rpm.
Ferrari states that the new 488 GTB can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.3 seconds. Top speed of the supercar stands at 330 km/h (205 mph). A lap around the Fiorano track is made in 1 minute and 23 seconds. The Ferrari 488 GTB will be officially presented to the public, in a world premiere, next month, during the Geneva Motor Show, and it should be followed by the 488 Spider next September, in Frankfurt.