Ferrari 488 GTB News

  • 2020 Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo race car

    The Ferrari Challenge one-make race series will see a significantly improved 488 Challenge race car competing next season. Ferrari used its Finali Mondiali motorsport gathering held at the Mugello circuit in Italy over the weekend to debut its 2020 488 Challenge Evo. Starting with the 488 Challenge introduced in 2017, the Evo upgrade sees performance improved via higher downforce, more durable tires, and better feedback for the driver. A redesign of the front fascia has resulted in a 30-percent increase in aerodynamic efficiency. This was primarily achieved by extending the front overhang to...

  • 2020 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo race car
    2020 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo ready to challenge the Corvette C8.R

    Over 18,000 hours were spent developing the new front fascia alone.

  • 7X GTO Vision
    British firm 7X Design reveals coach-built Ferrari inspired by the 288 GTO

    It will take you five years to get to the top of the waiting list for a one-off car from Ferrari, and that's assuming the Italian brand will even let you buy one with your hard-earned. Apparently you need to be among the brand's 250 most loyal customers to even be considered. Well, there's a new...

  • Ferrari F8 Tributo
    710-horsepower Ferrari F8 Tributo arrives to replace the 488

    Ferrari on Tuesday pulled the covers off the F8 Tributo at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the Prancing Horse's newest mid-engine marvel and a celebration of the marque's legendary 8-cylinder lineage. The car is the replacement for the 488 GTB and essentially the same package as the more...

  • Ferrari J50 celebrates 50 years of Ferrari in Japan
    One of ten Ferrari J50 special-edition cars surfaces for sale

    Search for change and refinance the mortgage because one of ten Ferrari J50 models has surfaced for sale. The special-edition car was built by the Ferrari Special Projects Team, which handles the firm's more extraordinary limited-run cars. Specifically, the J50 came to life to celebrate Ferrari...

  • Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Image via Kimball Studios
    Ferrari 488 Pista drops its top at Pebble Beach Concours

    Ferrari surprised visitors to Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance with the unveiling of the 488 Pista Spider. The car is the 50th convertible from the Prancing Horse, and one of the most powerful on the market today. It shares its mechanical package with the 488 Pista coupe unveiled in March...

  • Ferrari 488 GTE Evo

    Ferrari and its 488 GTE World Endurance Championship race car have had a pretty successful go, but a win at Le Mans has alluded Ferrari and the AF Corse racing team. For 2018, Ferrari hopes to change that with an updated 488 GTE Evoluzione, or Evo, which debuted last Friday at a shakedown test on the Fiorano, Italy, test track. Two cars, the numbers 51 and 71, appeared at Fiorano. The sports car maker did not comment on what mechanical or design changes earn the 488 GTE the "Evo" name, but the car does come ready to race in a lovely new shade of metallic red with an updated livery. The...

  • Valentino Rossi in the Ferrari 488 Pista
    Valentino Rossi samples the Ferrari 488 Pista at Fiorano

    Multiple MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi took time out from his busy schedule to sample the latest and greatest from Ferrari, the 488 Pista, on Wednesday. The test drive took place at Ferrari's Fiorano test track in Maranello, Italy, where Rossi was able to push the 710-horsepower machine to the...

  • Ferrari 488 Pista
    Ferrari 488 Pista revealed, packs same power as McLaren 720S

    Ferrari's hardcore version of the 488 GTB was revealed last month as the new 488 Pista. The car made its debut on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, where Ferrari dropped a few new details. Pista, of course, is the Italian word for “track,” and a track is very much...

  • 2019 Ferrari 488 GTO via fca_alberta instagram
    Here's our first look at the Ferrari 488 GTO supercar

    Ferrari apparently just held a private unveiling of a hard-core version of its 488 GTB, and as you might have guessed, thanks to the Internet, it's hard to keep a secret. Blurry cellphone photos of the new supercar were quickly posted to more than one Instagram account by several people who seem to...

  • 2019 Ferrari 488 GTO spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Leaked details suggest Ferrari 488 GTO could be faster than a LaFerrari

    Ferrari is working on a hardcore version of the 488 GTB to celebrate the car's run ahead of the arrival of a successor model. The hardcore car is rumored to be called a 488 GTO, and word on the street is that it will be the fastest Ferrari road car to date. Yes, faster than even the LaFerrari...

  • 2019 Ferrari 488 GTO spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Ferrari 488 GTO spy shots and video

    A Ferrari 488 GTB-based mule has been spotted racking up laps on the Nürburgring and some surrounding roads. The car is thought to be a tester for a hardcore version of the 488 to mark the end of the mid-engine supercar’s run. Recall, Ferrari is also running test mules for the...

  • 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

    Ferrari has struck again. The Italian automaker's 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 has been named the 2017 International Engine of the Year, the second year in a row that it has received the prestigious title. The engine, referred to internally as the F154CB and found in the 488 GTB and 488 Spider, was recognized for its "explosive power" of 661 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. Peak power comes at 8,000 rpm, while the bountiful amount of torque arrives at 3,000 rpm. It was enough to wow all 58 judges yet again. "Its blend of heart-thumping performance on both road and track, with a...

  • 2017 Ferrari 488 GT3 race car
    Report: Hardcore Ferrari 488 to revive ‘GTO’ badge

    Test mules for Ferrari’s 488 successor are already out and about, but before the redesigned car arrives we’ll see a more hardcore version of the 488 GTB, just as the 458 Italia spawned the 458 Speciale before being replaced. According to Autocar, the hardcore 488 will revive the storied...

  • 2020 Ferrari 488 successor test mule spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Ferrari 488 successor spy shots

    Ferrari’s 488 GTB was only introduced for 2016 but the mid-engine marvel is actually an update of the 458 Italia introduced for 2010, meaning a replacement model can’t be far. A 488 GTB has just been spotted by one of our photographers and is very likely an early test mule for...

  • Watch the Faraday Future FF 91 do 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds
    Watch the Faraday Future FF 91 do 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds

    Electric car startup Faraday Future on Tuesday unveiled its first car, the FF 91. The luxury SUV, which makes its official debut on January 5 at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, is still officially a concept, though it points to the design and performance buyers can expect when sales eventually...

  • Ferrari J50 celebrates 50 years of Ferrari in Japan
    Ferrari J50 might be ‘blueprint’ for brand’s future design

    Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] Special Projects division has built a bespoke supercar to mark the 50th anniversary of the Italian marque’s sales in Japan. You’ll recall Ferrari did something similar in 2014 to mark 60 years of sales in the United States. The Japanese special is the J50...

  • Faraday Future electric car takes on Ferrari 488 GTB in drag race
    Faraday Future electric car quicker than Ferrari 488, Tesla Model X

    Just weeks out from the debut of its first model at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, electric car startup Faraday Future has released a video that shows the car taking on the Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 488 GTB and Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Model X P100D in a series of drag races. FF is...

  • Ferrari J50 celebrates 50 years of Ferrari in Japan

    Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] has unveiled a brand-new limited-run model created as a celebration to commemorate its 50th anniversary in the Japanese market. To that end, Ferrari created a new model called the J50. Under the new skin it's a 488 Spider, but this version is a real roadster with a removable targa hard top. The J50 was created by the Ferrari Special Projects team. This Maranello creation will be produced in a very limited quantity of just ten examples. Each will be tailored to the specifications of the fortunate customer given the chance to purchase this unique machine. CHECK OUT: Porsche...

  • 2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge race car
    2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge race car revealed

    Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] on Sunday unveiled its new race car based on the 488 GTB, which will compete in the 2017 season of the Ferrari Challenge one-make racing series. The covers came off during Finali Mondiali, which marks the end of Ferrari’s racing efforts for the year and includes the final...

  • Ferrari 488 GTB engine examination
    Dive into the engine of the Ferrari 488 GTB

    We called it "Mid-Engine Magic" in our first drive of the Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 488 GTB. The car earned that title mostly because of the wonderful powerplant sitting behind the driver's head. It's a 3.9-liter V-8 that breathes heavily through a pair of turbochargers. That mighty eight-cylinder and...

  • 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB
    2016 Ferrari 488 GTB first drive review: mid-engine magic

    Quiet hands. A race instructor friend of mine harps on them all the time. If you want to go fast around a track, you need smooth, steady steering inputs to keep the suspension settled and keep the car on its intended path. Saw at the wheel and you are losing precious time. If you are driving the...

  • Sebastian Vettel in an ambulance takes on Ferrari 488 GTB driver
    Vettel takes on Ferrari 488 GTB driver in a… ambulance?

    Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel recently went up against a driver in a 488 GTB in a race against the clock. However, the four-time world champion wasn’t in one of his F1 cars, or even in another exotic. Instead, he faced the 488 in an ambulance. To make the competition...

  • Ferrari 488 GTB
    Ferrari 488 GTB’s turbocharged V-8 voted 2016 International Engine of the Year

    The results for the 2016 International Engine of the Year awards are in, and the overall winner has gone to a perennial favorite of the awards: Ferrari [NYSE:RACE]. This year it was the twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 fitted to the 488 GTB that pleased the judges the most. Incredibly, this is the...

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