Getting rid of - sucked!

Maranello (Italy ), February 3, 2015

Forty years after the unveiling of the first mid-engined V8 sports car, the 308 GTB, beats Ferrari next page in the eight-cylinder chapters on: The new 488 GTB is at the Geneva Motor Show ( March 5 to 15 2015) premiere.

No more naturally aspirated

Safe for suckers enthusiasts among Ferrari fans a terrible day: The next stage of the 458 Italia, which gets 488 GTB namely the already known from the California T 3.9-liter V8 engine with turbocharging. This also prevents the Ferrari downsizing pressure and dispense with the 4.5-liter naturally aspirated V8 of 458. Thus, in 488 out of 570 GTB proud 670 hp. The torque is at 3,000 revolutions per minute at 760 Newton meters. The sprint is completed in 8.3 seconds. From zero to 200 km / hr course.

Quotes of the past and aerodynamic parts

The most prominent features on the vehicle exterior are the large, two-piece air intakes in front of the rear wheels. They are directed to the historical model, refer the 308 GTB. The inlets at the front have been enlarged in order to supply the condenser with sufficient air behind it. Among the newly dimensioned spiracles is a double - spoiler. He is just like the vortex channels and fully clad underbody including rear diffuser provide more downforce for 50 percent. The larger diffuser made ​​it necessary to put the exhaust pipes upwards slightly. Also new at the rear: the revised LED taillights.

Movement, infotainment, Price

Overall, the new 488 GTB should be more accurate than the current 458 Italia move. Contributes to the revised drift assistant ( Side Slip Control 2 ), which was now connected to the E - differential, traction control and active dampers. The changes in the interior of the turbo - horse kept within limits: A new infotainment interface there, that's it. What the 488 GTB will cost, is not yet known. The 458 Italia with Sucker Flair starts at 199,200 Euros . (ml)