Published on June 26th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Ferrari 488 GTB Driven On Fiorano Circuit
Forty years have passed since Ferrari first unveiled its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 model, the 308 GTB. Now the ‘Prancing Horse’ opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history. The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers in everyday use. Its response times, nimbleness and on-the-limit driving guarantee a unique sense of exhilaration and unparalleled driving pleasure.
The new ‘Berlinetta’ brilliantly encapsulates Ferrari’s experience in both F1 and the WEC, where the 458 GT holds the World Championship title and has won its category in the last two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new model also exploits to the full the know-how gleaned by Ferrari technicians over the last decade through the XX programme which makes extreme track-only cars available to gentleman test-drivers. The data yielded has made a significant contribution to the refinement of the electronic and vehicle control systems so that drivers can make the most of the incredible performance of this new car.
Oh and be sure to check out our test drive of the car on the Fiorano track. It shows the car’s best track tech as well as our editor’s steely reserve when it comes to drivin
The Ferrari 488 GTB’s new 3902cc V8 turbo is at the top of its class for power output, torque and response times, making it the new benchmark for this kind of architecture. The engine unleashes 670bhp at 8,000 rpm along with 760Nm of maximum torque in seventh gear and a response time to the accelerator of just 0.8 seconds at 2,000 rpm. These figures are sufficient to allow the Ferrari 488 GTB to accelerate from 0-200 km/h in an astonishing 8.3 seconds and, when combined with the radical innovations introduced on all aspects of the car’s performance, lap the Fiorano track in just 1-minute and 23 seconds.
The gearbox features Variable Torque Management which unleashes the engine’s massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range, while specific gear ratios deliver incredibly progressive acceleration when the driver floors the throttle. As is always the case, Ferrari’s engineers have dedicated great attention to perfecting the 488 GTB’s sound, creating a new soundtrack that is full, clear and totally distinctive, as expected from any Prancing Horse engine.
This is now the ultimate Ferrari for road use and it will be right at home on the race track. Prices in Malaysia at the introductory base price excluding duty and options are from RM 1,068,800.00.
With the interest it has sparked worldwide, we are confident that the Ferrari 488 GTB will turbocharge its way into the hearts of Malaysian Ferraristi,” stated Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President 2 of 4-Wheels Division, NAZA World Group of Companies.
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|Type||V8 – 90° Turbo|
|Overall displacement||3902 cm3|
|Maximum power *||492 kW (670 bhp) at 8000 rpm|
|Maximum torque *||760 Nm at 3000 rpm in 7th gear|
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
|Dry weight**||1370 kg|
|Weight distribution||46.5% Front – 53.5% Rear|
|0-100 km/h||3.0 s|
|0 -200 km/h||8.3 s|
|Maximum speed||330 km/h|
FUEL CONSUMPTION 11.4 l/100 km