Noted Italian luxury marque Ferrari launched their new 488 GTB in India today at a price of INR 3.88 crores (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The car will now be available for purchase at the two authorized Ferrari dealerships located in New Delhi and Mumbai. The 488 GTB replaces the 458 Italia from Ferrari and is only the second turbocharged product after the California T. The numericals 488 stands for combined displacement of 3902 cc which is divided by 8 cylinders, while the GTB denotes the term Gran Turismo Berlinetta which means a grand tourer with a coupe body-style in Italian.
Powering this prancing horse is a mid-mounted, turbocharged V8 engine that produces 661 bhp, which is 99 bhp more than the 458 Italia, while the peak torque stands at 760 Nm. The engine of this Italian is mated to a 7 speed F1 dual clutch gearbox. Naught to 100 kmph comes up in a mere 3 seconds while 0-200 kmph takes the 488 GTB just about 8.3 seconds and is hence considered to be quicker than the Ferrari Enzo. The top speed of this Italian stands at an impressive 330 kmph.
Coming to the aesthetics, the front fascia of the 488 GTB gets a larger air dam while the front bumper receives a completely new design. On each of the sides is an addition of a deep, two-step air intake behind the new doors that feed air to the new turbos. Coming to the posterior, the newly positioned dual exhausts is one of the biggest changes one can notice at the first glance, while the broad, low tail is dominated by a “blown” spoiler that generates down-force without increasing drag. The circular design of the LED tail lamps also features a redesigned look.
Speaking on the occasion, Yadur Kapur, Director, Select Cars said, “We are delighted to launch the Ferrari 488 GTB in New Delhi. We have many loyal Ferrari owners and fans in Northern India and this new launch allows us to bring them a fantastic new model in our market. We are confident that we will continue to create more value for our ever-increasing customer base with an unprecedented buying experience.”