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    • Here is your boosted V8 Ferrari - Twin turbo 3.9 liter 671 horsepower 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB with 8000 rpm redline

      We all knew it was coming and many enthusiasts have had mixed feelings on the topic. Considering the stellar execution naysayers may be swayed. Ferrari today officially replaced the Ferrari 458 Italia with the Ferrari 488 GTB and with turbos comes a massive boost in horsepower and torque.

      671 horses to be exact which puts the 458 Italia output to shame. Ferrari tweaked the Maserati 3.8 liter twin turbo powerplant significantly. In the California T the engine puts out 560 horsepower. The 488 GTB increases this by almost 100 horses and the redline is increased to 8000 rpm. A flat-plane crank is likely used but has not been confirmed.

      The torque figure is 560 lb-ft which is a mountain of torque compared to the 398 lb-ft of the 458 Italia. And how about the new styling designed to funnel air to help cool the turbocharged powerplant?

      Maybe a boosted Ferrari is not such a bad thing? Maybe.




















      Ferrari 488 GTB
      Technical specifications
      ENGINE
      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


      DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

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


      PERFORMANCE

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


      FUEL CONSUMPTION***

      11.4 l/100 km

      C02 EMISSIONS ***
      260 g/km

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Ferrari 488 GTB...IT'S BOOSTED!!! started by SpeedLimit? View original post
      Comments 22 Comments
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Full torque is only available in the highest gear from > 3000 rpm, just like in the California.
        Maybe Ferrari does not trust their customers with high torque in a light car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Full torque is only available in the highest gear from > 3000 rpm, just like in the California.
        Maybe Ferrari does not trust their customers with high torque in a light car.
        I don't know about that. I think they are trying to make it feel like it has the top end character.
      1. 93siro's Avatar
        93siro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Maybe a boosted Ferrari is not such a bad thing? Maybe.
        The greatest one was boosted so...
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 93siro Click here to enlarge
        You make a good argument good sir.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I don't know about that. I think they are trying to make it feel like it has the top end character.
        I believe Chris Harris said that was Ferrari's explanation when he attended the California T press release. They want to make their turbo cars feel as linear as their NA cars.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        I believe Chris Harris said that was Ferrari's explanation when he attended the California T press release. They want to make their turbo cars feel as linear as their NA cars.
        It's a good move and they are likely just doing it all electronically. That means an aftermarket tune will unleash plenty of low end torque.

        Things are getting out of control. Guess getting FerrariBoost.com wasn't such a bad idea eh?
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's a good move and they are likely just doing it all electronically. That means an aftermarket tune will unleash plenty of low end torque.

        Things are getting out of control. Guess getting FerrariBoost.com wasn't such a bad idea eh?
        Nope! Besides the V12's everything in Ferrari's line-up will be boosted moving forward.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Nope! Besides the V12's everything in Ferrari's line-up will be boosted moving forward.
        If they boost the V12's well then...
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Wow, it is impossible to keep up without deep pockets at this point... Seems like you need to be sub 10.5@135+mph to even be considered quick anymore. I will be surprised if that car isn't running high 9's over 140mph with a tune and tires.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Basically if you aren't running 10's at over 130 you might as well stay home.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        just got the official pics today. WOW is all i can say.
      1. 93siro's Avatar
        93siro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Nope! Besides the V12's everything in Ferrari's line-up will be boosted moving forward.
        IF i remember correctly they plan to keep the V12s NA which is good because somebody needs to keep producing decent NA motors.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 93siro Click here to enlarge
        IF i remember correctly they plan to keep the V12s NA which is good because somebody needs to keep producing decent NA motors.
        The Americans are...
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Gotta give props to Lamborghini who appears to be hell bent on keeping the v10 & v12's NA as well.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Well 458 Speciale resale is going to double. Basically going to be the last of the great NA beasts.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Oh and Ferrari did not willingly move to turbos. Matter of fact they don't like having to do it.

        http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...turbocharging/
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Gotta give props to Lamborghini who appears to be hell bent on keeping the v10 & v12's NA as well.
        Much rather have the Huracan at this point. Fire breathing normally aspirated V10. Much better to look at. It gets Audi's "virtual cockpit".

        Just need a Balboni edition like the Gallardo, rear wheel drive with a manual gearbox.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Oh and Ferrari did not willingly move to turbos. Matter of fact they don't like having to do it.

        http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...turbocharging/
        I should write something on this.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Much rather have the Huracan at this point. Fire breathing normally aspirated V10. Much better to look at. It gets Audi's "virtual cockpit".

        Just need a Balboni edition like the Gallardo, rear wheel drive with a manual gearbox.
        The thing is when they do stuff like a Balboni it doesn't sell as well as the AWD.

        So people say they want driver's cars... but they don't.

        What everyone seems to want now is muscle. Finesse, balance, and response are going away.

        The GT350 at least is keeping the flat-plane crank naturally aspirated V8 alive. If Ford could figure out individual throttle bodies...
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Hopefully the La Ferrari tech eventually trickles down to the lower models. Then they can go back to NA motors with a hybrid system. Then use some economy mode just for passing emissions tests.