Friday, April 24, 2015

The Ferrari 488 GTB Unveiled in London for 2015 - Specs



The 488 GTB is powered by a 3,902 cc (238 cu in) all aluminum 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 8000 rpm and 760 N·m (561 lb·ft) of torque at 3000 rpm. This results in a record specific power output of 126.3 kW (171.7 PS; 169.4 hp) per litre and record specific torque output of 194.8 N·m (144 lbf·ft) per litre for a Ferrari road car.


The only available transmission for the 488 is an automatic 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 quicken 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 design is designed for the 488, measuring 20 inches front and rear. Front tyres measure 245/35 with rears 305/30.


Claimed manufacturer performance of the 488 is 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, 0–200 km/h (120 mph) in 8.3 seconds, covering the quarter mile in 10.45 seconds and continuing to a top speed in excess of 330 km/h (210 mph).

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