Ferrari 488 GTB

Maximum Power
at 8,000rpm
Maximum Torque
3.9 Liter
V8 Twin Turbo
Maximum Speed
3.0 sec
0 - 62 mph
The new Ferrari 488 GTB for sale represents a new chapter in the history of Ferrari V8 models. Inspired by the 308 GTB — which was the first ever mid-rear engine V8 berlinetta — the 488 GTB (Gran Turismo Berlinetta) offers a new turbo twist. The renowned Ferrari 3.9L twin turbo V8 engine is part of the engine family that was awarded International Engine of the Year in 2016, 2017, and 2018. This power unit is the most high-performance engine ever, and has zero turbo lag. The 488 GTB delivers a stunning 660 hp @ 8,000 rpm and 561 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm in VII gear. Reaching a top speed of 205 miles per hour, this prancing horse roars with a unique and glorious soundtrack.

Ferrari 488 GTB Specs

    • Engine: 3.9L Twin Turbo V8
    • Horsepower: 660 hp @ 8,000 rpm
    • Torque: 561 lb-ft of torque
    • Top Speed: 205 mph
    • Acceleration: 0 – 62 mph in 3.0 seconds
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488 GTB

How the Ferrari 488 GTB is Different From the 458 GTB

The 488 GTB replaces the 458 GTB in the Ferrari lineup. When developing the 488, Ferrari drew on its experience in both F1 and GT racing, perfectly blending elements of both luxury and racing. While some enthusiasts were worried the V8 turbo would muffle the engine’s roar, we’re glad to say that is absolutely not the case. The 488 GTB offers powerful performance combined with razor-sharp responsiveness at all speeds, whether sticking to the city streets of Chicago or cruising on the highways between Indianapolis and Milwaukee.

Many of the Ferrari 488 GTB’s improvements are seen in the areas of mechanical efficiency, an updated gearbox, redesigned shocks, internal dynamics, enhanced electronic control systems, and aerodynamics. The aerodynamic underbody with vortex generators accelerate air, reduce pressure, and generate downforce. The latest evolution of the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) guarantees a more efficient ABS in low-grip situations. The patented blown rear spoiler of the 488 GTB allows air to enter from bottom of the rear window and exits above the license plate to deliver downforce. The rear diffuser on the 488 features variable flap geometry controlled by a CPU, integrated with other vehicle control systems which optimize the expansion of air channeled under the car. Everything works together to minimize drag and maximize downforce. The 488 also incorporates the Brembo Extreme Design brakes, which are the most efficient ever developed by Ferrari, and are also found on the LaFerrari.

Ferrari 488 GTB Exterior Details

Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the 488 GTB features muscular creases along the body form that bears a resemblance of the Ferrari 308 GTB. The 488’s sleek, streamlined body design also takes inspiration from the 458. The overall effect is a more aggressive 458, especially in the grille. The front of the 488 GTB creates a sense of power and speed and is characterized by dual grille openings that channel air into the two radiators. The tail is dominated by the blown spoiler. The new exhaust tailpipes have been repositioned to accommodate the greater height required for the diffuser. The GTB also debuted a new color called Rosso Corsa Metallizzato, a triple-layer paint developed to highlight this model’s super-sporty character and unique elegance.

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Ferrari 488 GTB interior

Ferrari 488 GTB Interior Details

The interior cockpit is inspired by Ferrari’s Formula 1 cars, creating a seamless relationship between car and driver. The new sporty and luxurious leather seats have a fixed headrest. The typical Ferrari traits are present, including a multifunctional steering wheel, control bridge tunnel, and separation of the dashboard. Meticulous attention was spent on various compartments that provide generous storage space, making this supercar practical as well.

Interested in Buying a Ferrari 488 GTB?

For a thrilling extreme driving experience come take a look at the Ferrari 488 GTB models for sale at Continental AutoSports Ferrari. We’re based in Chicagoland, but we welcome customers throughout the continental US — and we can deliver!

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