aerodynamic ferrari 488 GTB sportscar races from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds
aerodynamic ferrari 488 GTB sportscar races from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds aerodynamic ferrari 488 GTB sportscar races from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds
feb 03, 2015

aerodynamic ferrari 488 GTB sportscar races from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds

aerodynamic ferrari 488 GTB sportscar races from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds
images courtesy of ferrari




opening a new chapter for their mid-rear-engined V8 models which first started 40 years ago with the ‘308 GTB’, the ferrari ‘488 GTB’ provides track-level performance for non-professional drivers in everyday use. the design encapsulates the prancing horse company’s experience in both F1 and world endurance championship racing, as well as of their engineers’ knowledge for the ‘XX’ program, to deliver a sportscar that provides a unique sense of exhilaration and driving pleasure. using the latest developed 3902 cc V8 turbo motor, the vehicle unleashes 492 kW at 8,000 rpm along with 760 Nm of maximum torque, to enable it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3 seconds and reach a top speed of 205 mph.

the ferrari 488 GTB’s large signature air intake scallop is a nod to the original 308 GTB




with its 1.67 aerodynamic efficiency rating, the ferrari ‘488 GTB’s sculptural body is pivotal to its performance figures, and provides 50% more downforce than the previous model. this racing form is highlighted by its large signature air intake scallop, a tribute to the original ‘308 GTB’, and the broad, low spoiler which works with the active flap-featuring diffuser. on the inside, it has a cockpit-like environment that surrounds the driver with satellite control clusters, angled air vents and instrument panels. furthermore, and displaying clear ferrari styling elements, the interior also includes a multifunctional steering wheel, switch bridge and wraparound seats that capture a sporty yet comfortable ambiance.

the body is sculptured for aerodynamic performance


the prancing horse can reach a top speed of 205 mph




it enhances the company’s F1, WEC and XX program experiences


the interior provides a cockpit-like environment for the driver



    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    502,534 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample