2016 Ferrari 488 Coupe GTB
The 488 GTB name marks a return to the classic Ferrari model designation with the 488 in its moniker indicating the engine's unitary displacement, while the GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta. The new car not only delivers unparalleled performance, it also makes that extreme power exploitable and controllable to an unprecedented level even by less than expert drivers.
For consignment a 1 owner 3,442 original mile car with 2 key fobs. Nicely presenting ultra-performance sports car ready to push the button and go…like hell!
Covering this sculpted aerodynamic engineering work of art is Grigio Ferro (gray). The GTB features very sculptural flanks which are the key to its character. Its large signature air intake scallop is a nod to the original 308 GTB and is divided into two sections by a splitter. The front is characterized by the dual grille opening which channels air into the two radiators. There is also a double front spoiler which, on close inspection, looks very like those of the F1 single-seaters. The bonnet has pronounced, raised central section and two side channels. These channels have the dual function of making the car look sportier and channeling the air from the two vents in the bumper which have been skillfully hidden from sight in the front view to keep the lines clean. The tail is dominated by the blown spoiler and the large air vents which help improve the car's aerodynamics. The new exhaust tailpipes have been repositioned to accommodate the greater height required for the diffuser. The overall result exudes a sense of power and performance.
The 488 GTB's cabin was designed to exude extreme sportiness without sacrificing occupant comfort. With loads of Beige leather, which still smells like the showroom, these seats grab you and your attention to all the details of the interior when you climb in. This heightens the impression of a cockpit tailored around the driver's needs: the commands not clustered on the steering wheel are on the wraparound satellite pods which are angled directly towards the driver. The compact dashboard features ultra-sporty air vents inspired by military jet air intakes. The 488 GTB's key, itself inspired by the shape of the V8's intake plenums, features "keyless start".
A 3.9 Liter Turbo charged V8 puts out 661 HP and can be taken up to 8000RPM. This is where you hear the “Ferrari Scream” and feel the kick in your pants. Aided by electronic fuel injection, power goes back to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Showroom is all that needs to be said here with all the technological, and engineering bells and whistles one can conjure up!
This beautiful Italian sports car speaks for itself, especially when you light the fire on it. Like driving a piece of moving sculpture, this Iconic Ferrari is a shower and a goer.