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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay  
Production years: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Read: 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Review

The 488 GTB was the step that placed the “Prancing Horse” company into the turbocharged era. It was the first V8 turbo Ferrari after the legendary F40.

While the F40 was turbocharged to step up the game, but its successor was naturally aspirated, the 488 GTB marked the beginning of the turbocharged era. From there on, Ferrari started to extend the forced-induction for all of its models. The 488 GTB was introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, 40 years after introducing the first mid-engine Ferrari, the 308 GTB.

The carmaker did the design in its own design center. At the front, a new air intake was divided in two by a splitter. The wide front spoiler featured a double profile to improve the thermal efficiency of the radiators placed on the sides. Its short front end was continued in a seamless curved line over the arched greenhouse from the side. The flowing line merged over the engine compartment in the back. Two big air-intakes were placed behind the doors, for better cooling and to feed the two, twin-scroll, turbochargers. The rear round taillights and the two exhausts were other specific signatures of the car. The rear diffuser was aerodynamically enhanced and hosted a third brake light, inspired by the F1 cars.

The engine was a newly developed 3.9-liter V8 fed by two turbochargers with two parallel ball-bearing. They were built with aviation-grade materials, with low-inertia turbine wheels. Thus, the turbo-lag was drastically reduced to a mere 0.8 seconds at 2000 rpm. The maximum torque was available only in the seventh gear of the sequential, dual-clutch, gearbox. The electronically controlled differential, E-Diff, offered more grip or allowed more slides, depending on the program set by the driver.

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FERRARI 488 GTB 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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  • 3.9L V8 7AT (670 HP)
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FERRARI 488 GTB 3.9L V8 7AT (670 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.9L V8 7AT (670 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
3902 cm3
Power
492.8 KW @ 8000 RPM
670 HP @ 8000 RPM
661 BHP @ 8000 RPM
Torque
561 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
760 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
205 mph (330 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35 ZR20 J9.0 // 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
DIMENSIONS
Length
179.8 in (4567 mm)
Width
76.9 in (1953 mm)
Height
47.8 in (1214 mm)
Front/rear Track
66.1/64.8 in (1,679/1,646 mm)
Wheelbase
104.3 in (2649 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
8.1 cuFT (229 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.32
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3362 lbs (1525 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
260 g/km
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