The Ferrari 488 GTB

Driving is all about the passion, thrill, and excitement that stimulate our senses. Driving isn’t just a means for getting around, it’s more about the process and experience than anything else. Perhaps the best example of that experience is driving Ferrari’s 488 GTB. 

Italian architect and Ferrari automobile designer, Flavio Manzoni,  won the Red Dot "Best of the Best" awards for Product Design in 2016 for his exceptional design of the Ferrari 488 GTB. Ferrari and race enthusiasts around the world are familiar with many of Flavio Manzoni’s car designs, perhaps none more breathtaking than the Ferrari 488 GTB. 

Even people who are not cognoscenti of Italian sports cars still fall in love with the Ferrari 488 simply for its extraordinary body style. True sports car aficionados, however, admire the Ferrari 488 GTB for so much more. The performance, handling, speed, horsepower, even the smell and sounds of the Ferrari 488 are all reasons it was named "The Supercar of the Year 2015" by car magazine Top Gear and Motor Trend's 2017 "Best Driver's Car".

Ferrari 488 GTB Specifications

Engine

There’s a reason every Ferrari takes 3 months to build, as every 488’s turbocharged engine is hand-built with two parallel ball-bearing twin-scroll turbochargers. 

The Ferrari 488 GTB’s compressor wheels are made of low-density TiAl alloy to reduce inertia and resist high temperatures inside the turbocharger. The 661 horsepower engine boasts record numbers for Ferrari for its power and torque output. Cold start your Ferrari 488 in the driveway and even your neighbors across the street can feel the engine’s power! 

Transmission

The 488 has an automated manual dual-clutch 7-speed transmission that is compact, complex, and becoming more and more commonplace. 

What does this mean for you? Fuel efficiency, performance, and lightning-fast gear shifts. The DCT gives a 6-10% improvement in fuel efficiency, who couldn’t use a little more of that? Shifts with the DCT take place in less than 1/10th of a second, try doing that in a manual!

Handling, Performance & Design

The strikingly beautiful body of the 488 was designed to increase downforce by 50% over its predecessor (the 458) while reducing aerodynamic drag. The new front double splitter does two things, increases radiator cooling, and creates ground effect without adding unwanted drag.

The Ferrari 488 GTB is like the Batmobile. Every aspect of the 488’s body style is specifically designed to improve performance. The newly designed slotted flap rear spoiler, central "Aero Pillar", and underbody vortex generators all reduce air pressure beneath the car and increase overall downforce. Even the “shark fin” door handles are designed to improve airflow by funneling clean air into the Ferraris’ intakes.

The Bottom-Line

2015’s Supercar of the Year is a work of art. Whether you’re daydreaming of your dream car or are seriously in the market for a Ferrari 488, it’s hard to beat the performance and quality of a Ferrari. 

Ferrari 488 Carbon Fiber Body Kit

If you want to take your Ferrari to the next level, consider a carbon fiber body kit. There are endless performance benefits of carbon fiber over traditional materials and there’s nobody better at producing it than Fusion Motor Company. Fusion Motor Company’s carbon fiber body kit includes a Carbon Fiber Hood, Front Bumper, Front Bumper Lower Lip, Side Skirts, Rear Bumper, Rear Diffuser, Rear Wing, and even the spoilers and fins. Check out the carbon fiber parts and body kit for your Ferrari 488 from Fusion Motor Company today!