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.

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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.

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the body is sculptured for aerodynamic performance

 

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the prancing horse can reach a top speed of 205 mph

 

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

 

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the interior provides a cockpit-like environment for the driver

 

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