The Most High Performance Ferrari Engine Ever for Extreme Driving Thrills


Forty years after the unveiling of its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 model, the 308 GTB, the all new Ferrari 488 GTB marks a new chapter in the Prancing Horse 8-cylinder history.  The 488 GTB delivers unparalleled, track-level power and responsiveness that can be fully enjoyed even by non-professional drivers in everyday use. 

An exceptional engine and sophisticated aerodynamics draw from Ferrari prowess in both both F1 and GT racing, in which the 458 holds the WEC title and has won its category in two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. 

The Ferrari 488 GTB is fitted with the astounding mid-engine 3.9-liter turbocharged V8, which  provides top of class 661 horsepower, launches from 0-62mph in a blazing 3 seconds flat and delivers a top speed of over 205 mph.  The 488 GTB’s extreme power and razor-sharp handling will ensure everyday driving around Philadlelphia, and journeys into the Poconos are pure unadulterated driving pleasure.

F12berlinetta Exterior

The Ferrari 488 GTB is a stunning example of Ferrari style and aerodynamic performance. The front has a new headlight design, and is characterized by the double grille opening with larger air intakes and F1 inspired Aero Pillars for engine cooling and generating downforce. Extreme sculptural flanks, and large signature air intake scallops flow over the muscular rear wheel arches and newly designed tail lights.  The tail is dominated by the blown spoiler and the large air vents which help improve the car’s aerodynamics, while exhaust tailpipes are placed higher to boost rear diffuser efficiency.  The 488 GTB exudes a sense of power and performance.

F12berlinetta Innovations

The Ferrari 488 GTB 3902 cc power unit is the most high performance Prancing Horse engine ever with zero turbo lag and a unique soundtrack. The turbocharged engine delivers  661 HP at 8,000 rpm, 561 lbs/ft of torque, and .06 second accelerator response time, which compares to track cars, all while increasing fuel efficiency. The new Brembo Extreme Design braking system shortens stopping distances by 9% compared to the previous model, and new callipers allow optimal cooling under extreme driving.  Aerodynamic solutions derived from Maranello’s F1 experience have produced record-breaking aerodynamic performance.  Downforce is 50% higher than the previous model even with drag being reduced.

F12berlinetta Interior

The 488 GTB cabin is designed to deliver extreme performance without compromising comfort and luxury.  The racing inspired cockpit is tailored to efficiently meet the driver’s every need, with paddle shifters and key functions clustered on the steering wheel, and nearby satellite pods which are angled toward the driver.  The characteristic longitudinal F1 bridge frees up plenty of storage space for small items while the main function buttons are now in a more ergonomic position. Newly designed seats have fixed headrests, are even lighter and offer extremely high containment while being very comfortable.

The 488 GTB features a new Sport infotainment system designed for ease of navigation, and keeps the various functionalities immediately at hand.

  • Maximum Power 661 hp at 8000 rpm
  • Maximum Speed 205 mph 330 km/h
  • 0-62 mph 3 sec 0-100km/h
  • Maximum Torque 560 lbs/ft at 3000 rpm
  • Maximum Revs 8000 rpm V8 Turbo Dry Sump
Engine
Type 90 ° V8 Turbo Dry Sump
Bore/Stroke 86.5 x 83 mm (3.4 x 3.3 in)
Total Capacity 3.902 cm3
Compression Ratio 9.4:1
Maximum Power 661hp (661 CV) at 8000 rpm
Specific power output 172 cv/l
Maximum torque 560 lbs/ft at 3000 rpm
Maximum revs 8000rpm
Performance
Maximum Speedover 205 mph (330 km/h)
0 - 100 km/h 3 sec
0 - 200 km/h 8.3 sec
Tyres and rims
Front 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
Rear 305/30 ZR20 J11.0
Gearbox
7 Gears F1 Dual Clutch Transmission
Performance
Combined 20.6 mpg
CO2 Emissions
Combined 260 g/km
Dimensions and Weight
Length 179.8 in
Width 76.9 in
Height 47.8 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in
Front Track 66.1 in
Rear Track 64.8 in
Dry Weight 3020 lb
Kerb Weight 3252 lb
Weight Distribution 41.5% front – 58.5% rear
Fuel Tank 78 l
CCM 3 brakes
Front 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
Rear 305/30 ZR20 J11.0