Ferrari 488 GTB Looks Impressive in First Real Life Video Captured in Maranello

The 488 GTB is going to receive its world premiere baptism in Geneva next month. But a twin-turbo V8 supercar is not something you wait idly by to debut. That's why we're showing you the first video of the supercar as it made its first appearance in Maranello.
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To the theme from a Batman/The Dark Knight movie, F1 driver Sebastian Vettel took to the stage in a red example of the 488 GTB. From this fresh perspective,provided to us by Italian car spotter Marchettino, it looks even more like a budget LaFerrari, and we mean that in the kindest possible way.

Making the car what it is required Ferrari to go back to the drawing board, redesign Pininfarina's old lines and came up with a fresh approach, befitting of one of the biggest brands in the world. They've also installed a brand new 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that makes 670 PS at 8,000 rpm.

A basic Ferrari V8 with more power than a Lamborghini Murcielago? That's outrageous, especially when you also take into consideration the 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque available at 3,000 rpm.

All that muscle is enough to take the supercar to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3 seconds, 0-124 mph (200 km/h) in only 8.3 seconds before hitting a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h). Meanwhile, a lap around Ferrari's Fiorano track will take 1 minute and 23 seconds.

Having had just about enough of tuned GT-Rs and BMW M6s humiliating the 458 Italia it in a drag race, the guys in Maranello decided to ditch the 4.5-liter 90-degree V8, which won many awards, and go for a turbo setup. However, impressions from the California T lead us to believe everything feels nice and linear thought the rev band. So don't worry, the Prancing Horse hasn't been turned into a turbocharged cruiser yet.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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