Ferrari will launch the new 488 GTB in India on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the Ferrari showroom on Mathura Road in New Delhi. Present at launch will be Aurelien Sauvard, International Sales Director, Ferrari Middle East & Africa and Mr Yadur Kapur, Director Select Cars Private Limited.
Replacing the iconic 458 Italia/Spider, the 488 GTB/Spider is only the second turbocharged Ferrari in recent times, following the California T convertible. The number 488 refers to the individual cylinder capacity of the new 3902cc, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, while the GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta; Italian for a grand tourer with a coupe body-style.
Apart from significant visual and aerodynamic tweaks, the 488 GTB keeps the 458 Italia’s template intact. That mid-mounted V8 engine is good for 661 bhp; 99 bhp more than the 458, along with 760 Nm of maximum torque. Which means that the Ferrari 488 GTB, all of 1370 Kg, will accelerate from 0-200 km/h in an astonishing 8.3 seconds and 0-100 km/h in a scant 3 seconds, while lapping the Fiorano in just 1’23”, making it quicker than even the Ferrari Enzo (1’24.9”) around the track.