Ferrari 488 GTB supercar has been unveiled in the UK at an exclusive star-studded event with nearly one thousand guests in attendance during the launch. Being Ferrari’s latest mid-engine V8 supercar, the 488 GTB, made its global debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. It is expected to go in production in September with deliveries commencing by the end of 2015.
At the event, guests were seated in a track style grandstand and were treated to a performance that included 3D laser mapping and exclusive video footage of the highly anticipated new model. The guest list included High profile personalities such as Donna Air, Mary Charteris and Jade Parfitt, as well as stars of Made in Chelsea, singer-songwriter John Newman and many others. Francesco Balli, Regional Manager, Ferrari North Europe, commented: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to share this evening with so many passionate Ferrari clients at one of London’s coolest venues, with the new 488 GTB which promises to deliver new levels of excitement and driving involvement.”
The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers in everyday use. The new berlinetta brilliantly encapsulates Ferrari’s experience in both F1 and the WEC, where the 458 GT holds the World Championship title and has won its category in the last two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The supercar has a new 3902 cc V8 turbocharged engine which generates a maximum power of 660bhp at 8,000 rpm along with 760 Nm of maximum torque in seventh gear and a response time to the accelerator of just 0.8 seconds at 2,000 rpm. It is mated to a seven-gear F1 dual-clutch gearbox featuring Variable Boost Management.
Ferrari 488 GTB accelerates from 0-100kmph in just 3.0 seconds, while it reaches to 200kmph from standstill in a sub 9-seconds time. It has an electronically limited top speed of 330kmph. As far as India launch is concerned, it seems quite unlikely that Ferrari would launch it here or even if it does, it would be by 2016 end.