New Ferrari 488 GTB

Another hot supercar released by Ferrari is on the purchase list at Signature Car Hire and due to take centre stage at Geneva in 2015. A mid-engine V8 sports car that features design influences from F1 and WEC is set to get car enthusiasts fighting to get a first glimpse at this new stunning performance vehicle. A new chapter in its 8-cylinder history this car has improved response times, nimbleness and a unique sense of exhilaration and unparalleled driving pleasure.

The naturally-aspirated new Ferrari 3902 cc V8 engine can pack a punch on the road with 661bhp accelerating to reach 124mph in 8.3sec, having already surpassed 62mph mark in three seconds flat.

Drawing on rich Ferrari history the name GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta with the 488 reflecting different aspects of the model’s powertrain.

The stats are impressive too, well what do you expect from Ferrari engineers and their 3902cc turbocharged V8 engine!

The 488’s power peaks at 8000rpm and a staggering 561lb ft. of torque reaches 2000rpm on the road.

This Ferrari also impresses with a throttle response time of 0.8 seconds at that low engine speed, hinting at minimal turbo lag.

POWER – The Ferrari’s power is sent through the latest version of Ferrari’s twin-clutch gearbox.

This uses what is known as Variable Torque Management to ensure the car’s torque runs smoothly across the rev range. Turbocharging, specifically a muffled engine sound, is taken care of with attention paid to ‘perfecting’ the 488’s exhaust note.

PERFORMANCE – If you are looking for a powerful performance car then Signature’s Ferrari 488 GTB will deliver.

Impressive on-road and on-track performance utilises the newly developed Side Slip Angle Control which promises an even less invasive input and greater longitudinal acceleration out of corners. Side Slip Angle Control, or SSC2, also controls the car’s active dampers allowing the driver to achieve greater control in and out of turns.

All this helps the car achieve faster laps on the track, in fact half a second faster than the 458 Speciale and a full two seconds quicker than the standard 458 that it replaces.

DESIGN – The distinctive Ferrari shape offers drivers more than just a stunning design, it enables the car to achieve 50 per cent more downforce than previous models in addition to lower coefficient of drag.

Driving enthusiasts can also revel in the double front spoiler, active aerodynamic elements at the rear and a blown spoiler all incorporated into the design of the different aerodynamic aspects.

As you sit inside the 488 GTB’s impressive cockpit you’ll be inspired by the angled air vents and seamless integration of screens and instrument panels. With keyless start, just press the button and go.

If you want to be one of the first to drive the new Ferrari 488 GTB then call us on 0845 370 2222 and we’ll put you on Signature’s VIP list.

Ferrari 488 GTB – Technical Specifications

Type V8 – 90° Turbo
Overall displacement 3902 cm3
Maximum power * 492 kW (670 CV) at 8000 rpm
Maximum torque * 760 Nm at 3000 rpm in VII gear

Length 4568 mm
Width 1952 mm
Height 1213 mm
Dry weight** 1370 kg
Weight distribution 46.5% Front – 53.5% Rear

0-100 km/h 3.0 s
0 -200 km/h 8.3 s
Maximum speed > 330 km/h

11.4 l/100 km

260 g/km

* With 98 RON petrol
**With lightweight options
*** ECE+EUDC combined cycle with HELE system