Pennzoil Ferrari 488 GTB Joyride Is Pure Gymkhana Madness

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The Hellcat hooning video the synthetic oil specialists at Pennzoil released in 2015 was pretty impressive. However, going from a Dodge to a Ferrari is a great way to up your game. They couldn't have picked a better car than the 488 GTB, the updated benchmark for going sideways that delivers even more power and precision than the 458 Italia.
The last Ken Block movie was pretty cool, as the maestro took his supped-up Fiesta to Dubai and raced some supercars. He also danced in a circle of absurdly cool police cars. However, us regular folks know that stopping entire neighborhoods and asking the sheikhs to lend us their tigers is not something we should aspire to. But we can dream of one day owning an excellent example of the Ferrari 488 GTB with tires that deserve to be destroyed.

The clip's title, "Joyride Circuit," hints that the Ferrari gets driven like it's been stolen. Our mystery driver gets the red key in an envelope slipped under the door together with access keys to the garage. As the violin music kicks in yo', the bright yellow 488 GTB finds its way on sideways on the track, flies past the guard's post and runs rampant on the empty city streets.

Even simple things like blipping the throttle on the upshift and shooting some exhaust flames are about as exciting as a Star Wars dogfight.

The clip was shot in Barcelona, Spain, where performance driver Rhys Millen pushed it to 160 mph through the tunnels. "My first experience behind the wheel of this car is just like "wow," this car has so much power; so much torque; pushing 670 horsepower out of this twin-turbo V8," says Millen, a well-known drifter.

Pennzoil Platinum Euro with PurePlus Technology is the only motor oil recommended by Ferrari North America to provide complete protection and excellent performance for their high-tech, cutting-edge racing and street engines. If it's good enough for Ferrari, it's good enough for anybody!

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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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