Used Ferrari 488 GTB For Sale
One of the most anticipated cars of this decade has been the Ferrari 488 for sale. The suffix is a reference to the body style in Italian. Designed without influences from Pininfarina, the sensuous lines are just as functional as they are beautiful. The factory in Maranello is trying to keep pace with demand, which means your chance at a used 488 might become a reality in the near future. Being one of the fastest production cars of all time, it is simply too much for drivers unaccustomed with serious performance. Our dealers have a few used examples available for lease or purchase. Included are seven years of maintenance with each new car, which adds to the value and ease of owning this prancing pony.
Capable of reaching 0-60 mph in only 3 seconds, the vehicle has a top speed over 205 mph. The quarter-mile is achieved in only 10.45 seconds thanks to a relatively light curb weight of 3,400 lbs. The flat-plane crankshaft offers a 3.4” bore and 3.3” stroke for quick revs. It uses the latest instability systems is known as SSC or Side Slip Control. It makes use of several accelerometers to keep you on the track. A gentle guiding hand, it is not as intrusive or abrupt as its competitors.
The engine is mid-mounted, just ahead of the rear wheels to provide the best in traction. In a bold move, the price was set at $245,000, which makes it more affordable than other cars in its class. Built as a compact two-seat GT car, it features a twin-turbo 3.9L V8 which produces 670 hp and 561 lb-ft of torque. With that much power at launch, the tires would evaporate. To combat the wear, the computer uses ignition timing and the wastegates to progressively limit full power until top gear. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is the only gearbox offered. The innovative turbos are mounted close to the exhaust ports and fed by equal length runners. Brembo developed all new brake calipers. Taking their traditional six-piston front and four-piston rear, several cooling holes have been cast between the pistons. This will keep the pads from burning while also saving un-sprung weight.
The new Italian Stallion is an incredible installment to the Italian fleet. The mid-mounted, twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 exhibits fluid acceleration without so much as a hint of turbo lag. Driven on a similar playing field as the 458 Speciale, the car has been touted as a highly acclaimed successor. All components, suspension, and power meshed together in a brilliant balance between a track hungry beast and a smooth sailor. The exterior's exquisite appearance truly speaks for this same balance, with definitive lines that echo Formula racing and softer, more subtle curves that lend themselves toward the open road.
Inside the cockpit is a highly stylized representation of pure sport. Equipped with the standard steering wheel controls, control bridge and ergonomic orientation of all functions the car promotes full collaboration between driver and road. As an update, lighter and redesigned seats have been installed. The engine features 661 releasable horses with 560 lb-ft of torque, which can drive the vehicle upwards of 205 mph with a 0-60 time of 3 seconds, flat. Esteemed and unmatched, even beyond the 458 Speciale, this begins a new chapter of supercar history.
2019 488 GTB
The legendary Italian automaker launches the latest model Ferrari 488 GTB with the performance and extravagance the world has come to know and love. A strapping 3.9-liter V8 engine puts forth an unrivaled 661 horsepower generation with a hearty 561 lb-ft of torque and a mind-blowing 0 to 60 acceleration speed of 3 seconds flat. A fresh and adaptive suspension system acts as a complementary component to the robust engine without taking away any of the control when it comes to handling this ferocious beast. Paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission, this exotic Ferrari supercar is what dreams are made of for car connoisseurs around the globe. The distinctive angular curves of the exterior body with a front-rear weight distribution of 41%-58% play up the dramatic allure of the 488 GTB while the interior remains sophisticated and grand. Featuring fine Italian leather seats with contrasting stitching, an uncomplicated panel and a plenty of safety features, there is no mistaking this cabin as anything other than an authentic Ferrari design. Additional changes first noted in the former model, such as Variable Torque Management, remain in place to ensure a comfortable driving experience whether on the highway, a busy city street or a long and winding country backroad. Although the Ferrari 488 GTB certainly looks like it belongs on an Italian race track and has a top speed of 205 MPH to backup this racecar vibe, the 488 GTB is all about high-performance and functionality off the tracks.
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- The Italians latest performance engineering, with or without the top.