Now that the first-ever turbo Ferrari is out, let’s check out the footage below of the 488 GTB behind the scenes in action:
See the turbo Ferrari 488 GTB negotiate turns and rip it up on the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia and some roads in Tortosa and Saragozza. These are clips from the official video shoot for the new model.
The Prancing Horse always kept thoughts of a turbocharged engine in the back of the barn. The Ferrari 488 GTB was met with much surprise with her turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine. The engine is not shared with any existing Ferrari model thus far. Many expected a potential turbo variant of the Ferrari 458, but the brand opted to change up the game and kick out something that seems to be quite its own animal. In the power arena, the Ferrari 488 GTB produces 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque, even with the changes. Downsizing from that naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V8 does not seem to be a bad thing, as engineers have ensured that the 488 still delivers in the power sector. The twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 used is a tweaked variant of the 3.8-liter found in the 2015 Ferrari California T.
Power is distributed via a seven-speed dual transmission and because the chassis was developed based on track versions like the Ferrari FXX, the Ferrari 488 uses that delivered power to produce an impeccable thrust and ride. It will be interesting to see what direction the brand takes in the future in regards to turbocharging and power upgrades. Will the future track focused Ferrari cars begin to become even faster, or will this be a one-time experiment?
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