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Old 6th May 2015, 07:02   #16
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Ferrari 488 GTB & 488 Spider in Maranello



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Chris Harris with the spectacular 488 on road and track. That turbocharged engine is just mega!

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James May reviews the Ferrari 488 GTB

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New 488 GTB Spider officially revealed!

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Rear end is to die for..
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Being a modern Ferrari, the 488 Spiderís key boasts all centre, somewhat unromantically, around maths and science. Like this one: itís as structurally stiff as the coupe itís spun from, giving it a full 23 per cent more torsional rigidity than the 458 Spider it supersedes. Be still your beating heart.

Weíd bet our house on the car itself being heart-stoppingly entertaining, though. Driving its rear wheels is the same 661bhp, 560lb ft twin-turbocharged V8 as the 488 GTB, and while the Spiderís kerbweight is 50kg chunkier, at 1525kg, Ferrari claims itís not enough to dent the coupeís 3.0sec 0-62mph time.
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the spider looks too good. and it also has the optional passenger display which was previously there in the F12 and the FF.
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Ferrari has officially revealed the 488 Spider. Stated to be Ferrari's most powerful ever mid-rear engined V8 with a retractable hard top, the 488 Spider uses the same engine as the 488 GTB that was revealed a few months ago. The world premiere of the 488 Spider will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, 2015.

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Is that a hole in the mesh? Would love to know the detail behind it.
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Should be used for Towing just in case. We see it in almost all cars isn't it.
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So this one-off Ferrari 488 GTB was spied testing around the Fiorana track. At a first casual glance, nothing looks that drastically different.
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But the moment you compare it side-by-side to a 'stock' 488, the drastic changes made to many body panels becomes evident.
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Looks like a product of the Ferrari Special Projects division for an obscenely rich and influential client, a la the SP12 EC based on the 458, just that this one looks a lot more true to the donor 488.

It can't be a 488 Speciale/Scuderia/GTO because it is way too early in the car's life-cycle for that to happen.


P.S: Yes, it does look a teeny-tiny bit like the Evora and the 4C in some ways.

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So this one-off Ferrari 488 GTB was spied testing around the Fiorana track. At a first casual glance, nothing looks that drastically different.

Looks like a product of the Ferrari Special Projects division for an obscenely rich and influential client, a la the SP12 EC based on the 458, just that this one looks a lot more true to the donor 488.

It can't be a 488 Speciale/Scuderia/GTO because it is way too early in the car's life-cycle for that to happen.


P.S: Yes, it does look a teeny-tiny bit like the Evora and the 4C in some ways.
That mystery car has now been revealed as the Ferrari 458 MM Speciale. Apparently a British billionaire was not very fond of turbocharging, or in this case, the new 488. So, Ferrari made a naturally aspirated one-off called the 458 MM Speciale. It uses the same chassis and running gear as the 458 Speciale, but the bodywork is completely new, custom hand crafted in aluminium with composite carbon fibre bumpers on both ends. The rear end and light clusters are based on the new 488, while the set of five-spoke alloy wheels with a twin-spoke design is exclusive to the 458 MM Speciale. The exterior is finished in 'Bianco Italia' with the Italian flagís tricolore body stripes. Inside, upgrades to the cabin include 'Cioccolato' leather upholstery with white contrast stitching, satin white rings around the controls and an enhanced audio system. Powered by the same, naturally aspirated, V8 from the 458 Speciale, the one-off hits 0-100 km/h in just 3 seconds and on to a top speed 325 km/h. The mid-mounted, 4.5-litre engine makes 597 HP and 540 Nm of torque, all of which is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed DCT. So far the price remains undisclosed.

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That mystery car has now been revealed as the Ferrari 458 MM Speciale. Apparently a British billionaire was not very fond of turbocharging, or in this case, the new 488. So, Ferrari made a naturally aspirated one-off called the 458 MM Speciale. It uses the same chassis and running gear as the 458 Speciale, but the bodywork is completely new

How wrong I was! xD
I came here to correct my wrongs but you beat me to it. Thank you!
This one looks rather tasty, specially after seeing the high-res press pics.
Wonder how much this one-off costs? I googled it and, needless to say, wasn't disappointed.
$3 million. Only.
Now before you think Ferrari is doing a Lamborghini (read Veneno), it does take three YEARS of hardwork from the designers, engineers and owner. And apart from being true one-offs, these cars are a very very good investment because they are guaranteed to appreciate in value over time, in millions (unlike Lamborghini Veneno whose value is dropping already). Plus gazillion novelty points and bragging rights.
Sources: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/want-one-of...actory-1563129
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P.S: I love Lamborghini.

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