The Ferrari 488 (Tipo F142M) is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari, introduced in 2015 to replace the previous 458.
It is powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8, smaller in displacement and higher in output than the naturally aspirated engine it supersedes.
The 488 GTB is powered by a 3,902 cc (238 cu in) all-aluminium dry sump unit of the Ferrari F154 engine family. Turbocharged with two parallel ball-bearing twin-scroll turbochargers supplied by IHI and two air-to-air intercoolers, the compressor wheels are made of low-density TiAl alloy often used in jet engines to reduce inertia and resist high temperatures within the turbocharger. The engine produces 670 PS (493 kW; 661 hp) at 8,000 rpm and 760 N·m (561 lb·ft) of torque at 3,000 rpm. This results in a specific power output of 126.3 kW (171.7 PS; 169.4 hp) per litre and specific torque output of 194.8 N·m (144 lbf·ft) per litre, both records for a Ferrari car.
The only available transmission for the 488 is an automated manual dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox manufactured for Ferrari by GETRAG, based on the gearbox used in the 458.
Improved carbon-ceramic brakes are supplied on the 488, derived from technology used in LaFerrari, constructed with new materials that reduce the time needed to achieve optimum operating temperature. Disc sizes are 398 mm at the front, and 360 mm at the rear. These advancements reportedly reduce stopping distances by 9% over the 458. A new 5-spoke alloy wheel was designed for the 488, measuring 51 centimetres (20 in)front and rear. Front tires measure 245/35 with rears 305/30.
Finally a Ferrari that I want that is affordable “used” to a guy like me. The 488 is desirable as Ferrari has choosen to boost the 488 V8 which puts it among the greatest the F40 and 288 GTO. Kyosho has done a fantastic job recreating the evolutionary design. Fit and finish are what to be expected but ride hight is a bit off but acceptable. This is a great cast and I look fwd to the spider and the Gt versions.
This will be my last PPH post for a little while as this is the most modern new Ferrari I have. I do plan on keeping the tag going in the future as I have many more ferraris in many more scales. I know that I have omitted the 612 well I have it in blue and could not be bothered to get it in red and the testarosa which I got a bit to late. As far as I know those are the only 2 kyoshos not featured in this project I know there is a dydo lusso as well. I am thankful for the moderators and readers that supported me through this 75 post run.
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P.S. So I didn’t think this would happen as I don’t travel to Asia but I was lucky enough to find the 84 skyline finishing the trifecta :) I do have three bluebirds and the Silvia is preordered.