Ferrari fanatics have been patiently waiting for the successor to the seriously cool 458. It was the last naturally-aspirated mid-engine V8 they produced, ushering in the era of tubro-charged.
The new Ferrari 488 GTB was revealed in Geneva last spring, and while it looks similar to its predecessor, the real innovations are what’s inside.
Starting with the power, the 488 GTB is fueled by a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at 660 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque. If you’re keeping track, that’s even more torque than the V12-powered F12 (509 lb-ft).
Moving to true performance, there’s no other way to put it: the 488 is a beast. It’s numbers: 0-62 mph in 3.0 seconds, 0-124 in 8.4 seconds and a top speed of 208 mph.
Ferrari designers put thought into the aerodynamics for the vehicle, too. The “blown” rear spoiler combined with active aeros out back decreased downforce by a claimed 50 percent alone, which is pretty ridiculous. In fact, its 1.67 aerodynamic efficiency figure is a new record for a production Ferrari.
Prices start at $242,737 USD, though that’s a non-issue. What’s tough is deciding whether to get it as a coupe or spider.