Ferrari to launch 488 GTB Exotic in India on Wednesday

Italian car maker Ferrari will launch the new 488 GTB Exotic supercar in India on Wednesday in New Delhi.

Replacing the iconic 458 Italia/Spider, the 488 GTB/Spider is only the second turbocharged Ferrari in recent times, following the California T convertible. The number 488 refers to the individual cylinder capacity of the new 3902cc, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, while the GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta; Italian for a grand tourer with a coupe body-style.

In addition to visual and aerodynamic tweaks, the 488 GTB keeps the 458 Italia's template intact. That mid-mounted V8 engine is good for 661 bhp, 99 bhp more than the 458, along with 760 Nm of maximum torque.

Talking about the speed, the Ferrari 488 GTB, all of 1,370 Kg, will accelerate from 0-200 km/h in an astonishing 8.3 seconds and 0-100 km/h in a scant three seconds, while lapping the Fiorano in just 1'23", making it quicker than even the Ferrari Enzo (1'24.9") around the track.

Aurelien Sauvard, International Sales Director, Ferrari Middle East & Africa and Yadur Kapur, Director Select Cars Private Limited will be present at the launch.