Ferrari 458 Italia Successor Moved on to Turbocharge

MySpin: Australian cars community MySpin 3 years ago

Ferrari debuted the 458 Italia successor on the Geneva motor show earlier this month. The novelty received a 488 GTB index and an eight-cylinder turbocharged engine.

The mid-engine supercar received a 3902 cm3 670 hp engine that replaced the previous 570-hp 4.5-liter aspirated engine. The highest torque of 760 Nm is available from 3,000 rpm and the maximum horsepower is achieved at 8,000 rpm.

The engine works in pair with a 7-step robotized gearbox with two clutches. The model weighs 1,370 kg and accelerates to 100 kph from head start in 3 seconds, while the 200 kph velocity is achieved in 8.3 seconds. Maximum velocity of the car is 330 kph.

Ferrari 488 GTB makes the Fiorano motordrome lap in 1 min 23 sec – 0.5 seconds faster, than the 605-h 458 Speciale coupe and 2 seconds faster, than the standard Italia.

The new supercar’s tracking force is 50% stronger, than its precursor’s, and its aerodynamic resistance coefficient is the best among standard Ferraris. Coupe has a double front spoiler, active aerodynamic elements in the rear part, and a blown diffuser made by the same principle, as the Formula-1 bolides.

Besides, the novelty received a modernized sideslip control system (Side Slip Angle Control 2, SSC2). During a sideslip, electronics will compare its parameters with acceptable values and, if necessary, will help the driver control the sideslip via F1-Trac traction control and E-Diff active rear differential. Now, SSC2 also received a possibility to control active absorbers, automatically adjusting their work during active steering.

At the moment, the company only presented the 488 GTB coupe. An open top version will debut in September on the Frankfurt motor show.

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