Ferrari 488 GTB – OverviewDetractors may rightly say that the Ferrari 488 is just a turbocharged update of the lovely Ferrari 458, but it is so much more. The Ferrari 488 GTB is the marque’s first turbo midship since the venerable F40, and it is the herald for a shift in direction for Maranello towards a future sans atmospheric engines. Thus, the 488 GTB is hugely significant.
The name is derived from ‘unitary displacement’, meaning the displacement of a single cylinder, which is 488 cc, while GTB means Gran Turismo Berlinetta.
This turbo pony was launched back in late 2015, with 3 other variants launching successively as well. They are the 488 Spider, 488 Pista, and 488 Pista Spider. There was also a special edition made to commemorate Ferrari winning the LM GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2017 called the 488 Pista Piloti Ferrari.
Since then, the Ferrari 488 GTB has been succeeded by the F8 Tributo in February 2019.