The Ferrari 488 GTB is a sports car

By | August 11, 2019
Ferrari 488 GTB

The Ferrari 488 GTB is a sports car of the Italian Ferrari manufacturer marketed from 2015. This is the first car of the brand V8 double turbo engine rear center position since the F40 . It was unveiled to the press on February 3, 2015 1 .

The name of the 488 breaks with that of the 458 Italia (but also berlinettes that preceded the latter) whose figure “458” meant a displacement of 4.5 liters and eight cylinders. This time, the “488” indicates the volume of a cylinder in cm 3 , which multiplied by 8 gives good 3.9 L .

Presentation; Ferrari 488 GTB

Intended to replace the 458 Italia , the 488 GTB is equipped like the latter with a V8 engine , but supercharged by two turbochargers which bring the power to 670 hp and the torque to 760 Nm . This supercharged engine block is almost the same as that installed by Ferrari in the new version of the California T coupe-cabriolet released in 2014, but with an engine capacity of about fifty cubic centimeters (3 902 cm 3 against 3 855 cm 3 in the California T) and especially a hundred additional horses, with a substantially identical torque in both models.


Its reworked design suggests the basis of the previous Ferrari 458 Speciale with a more aggressive front part, optical blocks reminiscent of the LaFerrari , open and open wings to supply the engine with air. Its aerodynamic design gives it 50% more support compared to the 458, while reducing the drag

he radical version of the 488 GTB, long named 488 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato) by the press, is presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2018 6 . This new special series is finally officially presented by Ferrari on February 21, 2018 after long weeks of speculation, its name: 488 Pista.

The 488 Pista loses 90 kg , its dry weight is reduced to 1280 kg . The power passes the bar of 700 hp predicted at 720 hp and 770 Nm of torque. The 0 to 100 km / h is swallowed in 2.85 seconds while the 0 to 200 km / h passes to 7.6 seconds (factory data) which makes it the most powerful of its category (McLaren 720S and Porsche 991 GT2 RS). The top speed is 340 km / h .

The body undergoes deep aesthetic changes to increase aerodynamic support by 20% compared to the 488 GTB. It is also the first Ferrari series to ship the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE). This system automatically adjusts the brake pressure on the calipers. The engine is identical to the 488 GTB, the engine capacity is preserved, but it has undergone many changes, including the intake of air and two turbos from the 488 GT3.

The 488 GTB receives a discovery declination called 488 Spider at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show . Like its predecessor the 458 Spider , it has a removable hardtop to save 25 kg compared to a traditional canvas roof. It folds over the engine in 14 seconds 9 . The chassis gains rigidity compared to the 458 Spider (+ 23%) thanks to the use of 11 different alloys and magnesium for the chassis.

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