“This thing is so quick it is outrageous!”Sam Fane, Founder and Star, Seen Through Glass
Sam Fane (SeenThroughGlass) has a special affinity for cars featuring the famous prancing horse of Ferrari, so it should come as no surprise that he was beyond excited to get behind the wheel of Ferrari’s newest mid-engine family member, the 2016 Ferrari 488GTB.
Revolutionary in that it is the first modern-day Ferrari to favour a twin turbo engine over a naturally aspirated alternative, the 488GTB sounds, feels and performs so brilliantly that we have nearly nothing negative to say about it.
3.0 seconds, as tested
6.4 seconds, as tested
330 kph / 205 mph
Mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
Twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
238 cu in, 3902 cc
661 hp @ 8000 rpm
561 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
4567 mm / 179.8 in
1953 mm / 76.9 in
2,649 mm / 104.3 in
1588 kg / 3500 lb
The 2016 Ferrari 488GTB is really a quasi hypercar. It’s an ultimate supercar that you can easily live with as a daily driver. Definitely worth every penny of the quarter million dollars it will set you back. And then some.