But is it really as good as they say considering the added turbocharged engine?
Well, this is what the guys from AutoExpress are trying to find out in their review of the newest supercar to come out of the Maranello facility. Steve Sutcliffe is trying to answer a difficult question, is the turbocharged Ferrari as good or even better as its already impressive predecessor, the 458? Well, not only this seems to be better but it has the chances of taking Ferrari into a whole new era, the one where supercharged engines are a “must”.
Ferrari has officially presented the new 488 GTB earlier this year, back in March, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The supercar is an evolution of the previous 458 Italia and it is getting an updated exterior design which is also helping its aerodynamics, highlighted by the new wider front spoiler, the new diffuser, the larger air intakes and the new design for the LED taillights. The 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine has now been replaced by a 3.9 liter twin turbo V8, which is producing a total output of 670 HP (493 kW) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque, meaning even more than the range-topping 458 Speciale. The engine is connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and Ferrari says that the 488 GTB needs 3 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill and it can go up to 330 km/h (205 mph).