· Can the 1st turbocharged Ferrari since the famous F40 live up to the hype and expectations?
With a reduction in engine size, and emphasis placed on marring efficiency and performance, Ferrari’s engineers have pulled off the unbelievable. Producing 661bhp and 560lb ft of torque, the twin turbo V8 will propel you from a standstill to 100km/h in a horrifyingly fast 3.0 seconds. Aside from the speed, and ferocious acceleration, the 488 is a surprisingly comfortable drive. From a wide open country road to the hustle and bustle of urban streets, the 488 is able to cope, and cope gracefully. From the moment you enter the sophisticated cabin, you are immersed in an experience that can't be matched by the likes of Lamborghini or McLaren. In conclusion, the 488 is everything the 458 was, but better. Despite the turbocharging, it still feels naturally aspirated, which is a testament to the level of engineering in this piece of automotive art.