The new Ferrari 488 GTB is a fitting replacement for the 458 Italia. It has moved from normally aspirated propulsion (as found in the 458 Italia) to turbocharging – or actually, twin turbocharging. The power source is a mid-mounted 3.9-liter (3902 cc) 90-degree twin-turbocharged V8 engine that cranks out a whopping 661 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, while developing 561 pound feet of torque at 3,000 rpm in 7th gear. The 488 rips from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds and is capable of a top speed of 205 mph.
The 488 has larger side air intakes that are split to feed air to the engine and intercoolers, a new wider front grille with an active front splitter, and a revised rear with new tail lamps and twin exhausts. The nose of the 288 directs airflow to the underbody, with the dual-profile front spoiler increasing the effectiveness of the radiators. The headlight assemblies are set into the fenders outside the contoured bonnet cover and contain projector beams as well as LED lighting. A small square Ferrari badge appears above the front fascia and just below the front hood line vent.