Ferrari 488 GTB News

  • Ferrari F8 Tributo

    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 extreme 488 Pista introduced just last year. In fact, the underpinnings go all the way back to the 458 Italia launched a decade ago. That doesn't make the F8 Tributo any less desirable, however. At its heart is a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 tuned to deliver 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of...

  • 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 488 GTE Evo debuts at Fiorano, aiming for victory at Le Mans

    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...

  • 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

    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 have attended the event. The car looks just like the schematics from a previously leaked presentation slide, with large air intakes in the front end and a hood containing a massive vent. While you can't tell much from the photos, the wheels are rumored to be made of carbon fiber to save 40 pounds...

  • 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 488's V-8 earns second-straight International Engine of the Year title

    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...

  • 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

    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 start. That date is said to be in 2018. What makes the FF 91 so exciting is the performance it promises. The range-topping model will get a 130-kilowatt-hour battery pack that should deliver an EPA-rated range of 387 miles. This model will also be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.39...

  • 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 unveils limited-edition J50 roadster

    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...

  • 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

    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 Ferrari 488 GTB, you need quiet hands. As part of Monterey Car Week, I have the opportunity to drive Ferrari's rear-mid-engine, V-8-powered super sports car. I've driven supercars before, but nothing like this. Starting out at the Casa Ferrari outpost on Highway 1 in Carmel Highlands, I have two hours...

  • 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...

  • Mystery Ferrari 488 GTB-based car spotted at Fiorano test track - Image via Zero2Turbo
    Is this Ferrari’s next Special Projects car?

    Could this mystery car spotted at Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] Fiorano test track be the next Special Projects creation? The car is clearly based on the new 488 GTB but doesn’t look to be sharing any body panels with the turbocharged mid-engine supercar. Even the shape of the glasshouse has...

  • Ferrari 488 GTE at the 2016 6 Hours of Silverstone
    Ford loses out to Ferrari in World Endurance Championship debut

    Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new GT supercar failed to shine in its second major motorsport debut, the past weekend’s season-opener for the 2016 World Endurance Championship at the legendary Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom. The two GTs entered in the 6 Hours of Silverstone...

  • Scene from Pennzoil Joyride Circuit video
    Prepare to drool as Pennzoil is back with another high-speed driving video

    Last time we saw a bright yellow Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat storming through a deserted city landscape. Now there’s a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 488 GTB doing the same and it, too, is dressed in yellow. That can mean only one thing: the folks at Pennzoil have put together another of their awesome...

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