When we say Ferrari, our first association is power and speed. The new 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB is a supercar that is ready to make a difference in a urban jungle. At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, we had a chance to see it for the first time. This beast on wheels will be a worthy replacement for the famous Ferrari 458 Italia. With improved performances and better fuel economy, the new Ferrari will be a strong rival in a sports car market. Its main rivals will be McLaren 650S and Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. This supercar is incredibly quick on the track and will definitely win hearts of the speed fanatics. With a new 488 GTB, passion and thrill are guaranteed and this mid-engined Prancing Horse is here to stay.
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Redesign
From the outside, this supercar has a very aerodynamic front fascia with a new bumper. It is not a exaggeration to say that, in the exterior design of this supercar, the footprint of the Ferrari 458 Italia is still present. The new 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB will have a new headlights and its sports spirit is undisputed. Its sharp angles and lines gives this car elegant appearance. Beside that, we must mention twin air vents and a large three-part air dam.Italian manufacturer integrated these features into the reshaped hood. For the cooling of the engine, there is air ducts. These air ducts are located behind the doors. When we speak about aerodynamic efficiency, its 1.67 drag coefficient is a very interesting detail. That means that we can expect a 50-percent more downforce compared to the old model and this is a big step forward. Its length will be 179.84 inches and width will be 76.85 inches. And, height is going to be 47.75 inches.
Inside of the 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB , we can find an interesting combination of the sportiness and luxury with a unique Italian charisma. Our overall impression is that there are not dramatic changes in the interior layout. The dashboard is more refined. Furthermore, there is angled air vents and well known control clusters. Its multifunction, three-spoke steering wheel are standard. The center console is one of the new features. One of the upgrades are improved infotainment system and new and redesigned seats. And for the technology geeks Ferrari has a surprise.It is a Ferrari new Side Slip Angle Control.
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Engine
Under the hood, the new 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB will have a twin-turbocharged 3.9 – liter V8 engine. This engine can deliver 661 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. And,we can not forget a 560 lb-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. This supercar will have a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. According to the Ferrari engineers, this car can accelerate from 0–62 miles per hour in 3.0 seconds. And, on the other hand, from 0-124 miles per hour in 8.3 seconds. We can expect top speed of 205 mph( 330 km/h ).
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Release Date and Price
The new 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB will be released in the middle of 2015. Price will be around $300,000.by Zak Hyde