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.
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.
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.
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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