The Italian luxury carmaker started producing the Ferrari 488 in 2015 as a replacement for their first mid-engine offering, Ferrari 458. In 2018, the Ferrari 488 Pista was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show. In the same year, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider was unveiled at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
In the Philippines, the Ferrari 488 made a debut in 2015 at the company’s local showroom at Bonifacio Global City.
The body of the Ferrari 488 is carefully engineered to increase downforce by 50% and lessen its aerodynamic drag. It is filled with efficient details such as a double front splitter that helps increase the cooling of the radiator. It also channels the air over the vortex generator under its body to stabilize the ground effect thus removing unwanted drag.
At the back, a flap or a rear spoiler adds downforce without the use of a raised wing.
Under the vehicle is a vortex generator that lessens air pressure and increases its downforce. Small design details such as the shark fin-style door handles are designed to increase airflow through funneling it to the wide intakes built on top of the rear wheels.
The cabin of the Ferrari 488 features a luxuriously sporty vibe that invites you for a memorable ride. Highlights include a multifunctional steering wheel, wrapped around seats, angled air vents, satellite controlled cluster, and control switch bridge. The Ferrari 488 Pista and the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider are fitted with lightweight materials inside such as carbon fiber and Alcantara leather to further enhance its legendary speed.
Technology & Safety Features
Standard on the Ferrari 488 is an infotainment system with satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and Apple CarPlay.
The Ferrari 433 is loaded with an extensive array of safety features such as the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, anti-lock brakes, stability control, front and side-impact airbags, seatbelts, pretensioners, an advanced security system, crash sensors and more.
Platform & Chassis
The Ferrari 488 is a longitudinal rear mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle offered in a two-door berlinetta and a two-door retractable hard-top convertible option.
It is fitted with a Macpherson Strut at the front and multi-link suspension at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Ferrari 488 GTB runs using a 3.9-liter twin-turbo engine that produces 660 horsepower with a maximum speed of 330 km/h. The Ferrari 488 Pista is equipped with a 3.9-liter V8 twin-turbocharged engine that guarantees 711 horsepower with a maximum speed of 340 km/h. Lastly, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is powered by a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged engine that emits a horsepower of 720 with a maximum speed of 340 km/h.
All are paired with a dual-clutch, seven-speed F1 transmission.