Ferrari 488 GTB Hits 341 KM/H on Autobahn in Real World Top Speed Test

Ferrari 488 GTB Hits 341 KM/H on Autobahn 1 photo
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When you buy a Ferrari, you don’t just get a supercar, but also the mystery aura of any automobile wearing a Prancing Horse logo. With Maranello’s latest model, the 488 GTB, one of the shades of this mystery is the top speed.
The Italian engineers tell us the 488 will hit over 330 km/h (205 mph), but no precise info is offered. To find out just how fast the forced-fed 458 can go, you’ll obviously need to get your hands on one and mix it with an unrestricted stretch of road.

Well, this is the exact scenario we find in the clip below, which shows us a 488 GTB that’s being unleashed on the German Autobahn. The driver hits the fast lane and he decides to fully dip into the potential of the twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8.

As a result, the Ferrari’s digital speedo ends up displaying a velocity of 341 km/h (211.8 mph). Sure, all speedometers have a built-in “error”, showing a figure that’s a bit higher compared to the actual speed. Nevertheless, with Ferraris the difference is extremely small, so the machine still managed to get deliciously close to 340 km/h.

Then again, the Ferrari 488 has all the assets to hit such speeds. For one thing, it holds the aerodynamic efficiency figure record for a production Prancing Horse.

As for the engine, the torque is released gradually, with the aim of keeping the car’s linear character on the table. For instance, Maranello mentions the maximum torque figure of 760 Nm (565 lb-ft) is achieved in seventh gear.

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