2015 Ferrari 488 GTB at the motor show in Geneva
For many years at Ferrari wanted to know nothing more of the turbo engine, but now the Italians seem to have to bow to the downsizing and turbo pressure. In the evolution of the Ferrari 458 Italia beating already known from the California T V8 biturbo engine. However, the 3.9 liter for use in the mid-engine sports enthusiasts was again revised significantly. The bottom line of the eight-cylinder engine produces 670 hp, which bear only at 8,000 tours and sends a maximum torque of 760 Nm at 3000 / min. conditions dual clutch transmission.
Thus, the Ferrari 488 GTB surpasses the 458 clearly what is also reflected in the performance. Ferrari promises even three seconds for the sprint from zero to 100 km / h, 8.3 to 200 and more than 335 km / h. The Fiorano track to the Ferrari 488 GTB in 1:23 min. circumnavigate. Ah yes, the fuel consumption is given as 11.4 liters, the dry weight is said to be 1370 kg.
Ferrari 488 GTB with a completely new aerodynamics
The optical changes to the Ferrari 488 GTB mainly concern the front and the air intakes on the flanks. Similar to the historical model 308 GTB the intake ports start in the pages already in the doors, but grow in front of the rear wheels on almost gigantic proportions. A close plated wing then divides the air flow. Were also enlarged air intakes in the front. In addition, the cooling air must pass directly behind the front bumper back on the hood. A double lip spoiler to increase downforce. Vortex channels on the lower floor, a new rear spoiler and active aerodynamics at the diffuser elements have the same goal. To give more space to the diffuser, exhaust tailpipes had to move upward. Overall, the Ferrari 488 GTB should have won against the 458 by 50% of output and also have a significantly reduced air resistance.
But even with the electronic helpers Ferrari has refilled. The drift assistant was further refined and links next to the traction control and the E-differential with electronically controlled dampers. In the interior of the Ferrari 488 GTB keep new instruments and a new infotainment system tray.
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