James May has recently reviewed the newest supercar coming out of Maranello, the 488 GTB.
Former Top Gear presenter James May is back with another review which has ended up on the web. Captain Slow, or Mister Slowly as some call him, is quite a Ferrari fan and he used to own an F430 and a 458 Italia, amongst others. He has recently ordered the last example of the 458 Speciale and now he is getting behind the wheel of the new 488 GTB. But is James satisfied with the new 3.9 liter twin turbo V8 engine this supercar has to offer? Well, check out his review in the video posted below.
The Ferrari 488 GTB has been introduced earlier this year in Geneva. This has been designed by Centro Stile Ferrari and it is being put together in Maranello as an evolution of the 458 Italia. The model is offered, at this time, in the two-door coupe body style and it has maintained its rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. What is new, besides the exterior and interior designs, is the 3.9 liter twin turbo V8 engine, which has said “goodbye” to the old 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8. This is capable of putting down a total of 661 HP (493 kW) at 8,000 rpm and 760 Nm (561 lb-ft) of torque, available at 3,000 rpm. Power is sent to the RWD through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and the supercar needs just 3 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill, being able of going up to a top speed of 330 km/h (210 mph).