The Ferrari 488 GTB heralded the arrival of a new generation of 8-cylinder supercars equipped with turbochargers. Following on from the success of the 458, the 488 has been introduced and this new model benefits from numerous changes and improvements. The engine is mounted lower down and the addition of twin-turbochargers makes the engine leaner and more efficient, but also dramatically increases the performance. The new engine is smaller than its predecessor at 3.9 litres, but when the turbos spool up and kick into life, an impressive 661bhp is produced - making this more powerful than the legendary Ferrari Enzo. The car can reach a top speed of 205mph a 0-60mph time of 3 seconds means that it will keep up with almost anything on the road. The 488 also has a new generation of the Slide Slip Control, which will carefully firm up or soften the dampers. The brakes are borrowed from the LaFerrari and there is a dual-clutch 7-speed transmission regarded as one of the finest gearboxes on any car to date.
This example was supplied new by H.R. Owen Ferrari London on 6th June 2016. Optioned new in the historical shade of Canna di Fucile over Nero hide with contrasting Rosso stitch. This example features a wealth of carbon fibre options including:
Further to these, this 488 GTB receives the all-important front axle vehicle lifting system. The wheels painted in Nero Opaco, Daytona style seats in Nero with special coloured stitching in Rosso 0504, a complementing rev counter in Rosso and both front and rear parking cameras.
This 488 GTB has returned to Ferrari main dealers for each of its seven services, most recently visiting H.R. Owen Ferrari in June 2023. A well optioned example, this 488 presents today with 16,700 miles and is available to view at our showrooms outside London immediately.