Cars? Cars are transportation. Ferraris? They are something else all together. Art, music, velocity… and lust the 488 GTB has whole a lot of that going on. A tip to first time Ferrari buyers-budget extra time for each and every trip. You’ll be swarmed. Base price is around $250,000. Of course buyers will want a few extras to make it their own. This one has nearly $105,000 worth. That alone will buy a pretty nicely equipped Mercedes SL. The whole car.
Over half the extra cost comes from a blizzard of carbon fiber pieces so those who don’t care for the look will save serious dough. At some $12,500 bucks, the special red paint is practically a necessity though. Hey, it’s a Ferrari. Every time the hood is popped, owners can reminisce about the moment they chose, say, the titanium exhaust pipes. Oh, and the trunkbisn’t very large.
Anyone need any TP? Anyone? Only used by a Ferrari… No one orders a car from Maranello for practicality. Ferrari claims a 0-60 time of under 3 seconds. Let’s give it a go… Yes, I believe. Okay that’s a little too fast. Top speed is 205 miles an hour. Saturn V rocket velocity shouldn’t surprise anyone with this riding on the front flanks. Aluminum for the chassis and body panels keeps weight down. Like all things served under glass, the V8 is something special. The 3.9-liter’s twin turbos rouse 661 stallions and 561 lb-ft of torque. Maybe it’s juvenile but you’d rev it too. The back tires deliver that power to the pavement. Drive modes? Of course there are drive modes. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with a manual mode is the only gearbox. It’s brilliant Okay, a Tesla Model S also accelerates very fast but it does not have “the sound”. Ha, why would you listen to the audio system?
No gaudy wings to manage aerodynamics, some of the downforce occurs when part of the air that enters here is channeled out here. This subtle slot helps too. The steering wheel lets you know when redline is approaching, not that the gauge cluster isn’t perfectly clear.
The steering is incredibly direct but it never feels like a Chihuahua on amphetamines. This car is actually pretty easy to drive. An adjustable suspension never gets anywhere near soft. The cabin is hardly hushed but a 200 mile day won’t leave drivers rung out. Ask me how I know. My wallet’s been flogged though. 488 drinks premium fuel like a thirsty Labrador, something owners probably think little about. I’ve got carbon ceramic brakes, might as well try them. Oh, I’m going to feel that in the morning. I’d have to triple the speed limit to test handling, that’s not happening… on camera. Let’s just say it’s very impressive. Also impressive is the craftsmanship in the cabin. The leather work is as good as it gets without walking into a Prada store. It might be possible to get a small bag of golf clubs back here. At nearly 11 grand, the Goldrake racing seats can be ordered by size. Bordering on hard they remain supportive. And there are child seat latches. Lucky kid. I’m trying to find things to grouse about. The doors don’t open exceptionally wide. At least you won’t be giving anyone door dings.
There’s a navi system but it’s not much fun to program using this small knob. Visibility is actually pretty good except for out the back and this does not have a back up camera. Makes me nervous. There’s no sunroof but there’s always the retractable-roof Spider version for those who want to see and be seen. Publicity hounds and art collectors alike will find this Ferrari’s lofty price tag a bargain. It attracts ears and eyeballs like no other car. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
Fun fact – the 488 gets its name from the fact that each of the 8 cylinders is 488 cubic centimeters and GTB stands for Grand Touring Berlinetta. The turbocharger’s compressor wheels are made from a low-density alloy normally used in jet engines. I love the sound of a twin turbo V8 roaring from behind me and I have to say this one was lovely. It’s great that the driver can actually see the engine in the rear view mirror.
There ya go gang, that is my take on the Ferrari 488 GTB and can I just say, if you have the means, it’s highly recommended. That’s from “Ferris Buhler’s Day Off” right? Also with a Ferrari. Highly recommended, both the movie and the Ferrari.
Dimensions and Weight
Overall length: 4568 mm
Overall width: 1952 mm
Height: 1213 mm
Wheelbase: 2650 mm
Front track: 1679 mm
Rear track: 1647 mm
Kerb weight: 1475 kg
Dry weight: 1370 kg
Weight distribution: 46.5% front – 53.5% rear
Boot capacity: 230
Fuel tank capacity: 78
Front: 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
Rear: 305/30 ZR20 J11.0
Front: 15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in
Rear: 14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in
Type: V8 – 90° Turbo – Dry Sump
Total displacement: 3902 cm3
Bore and Stroke: 86.5 x 83 mm (3.4 x 3.3 in)
Maximum Power: 492 kW (670 cv) at 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque: 760 Nm @ 3000 rpm in VII gear
Specific Output: 172 cv/l (2,07 kW/cu in)
Compression ratio: 9.4:1
Maximum speed: >330 km/h
0-100 km/h: 3.0 sec
0-200 kmh: 8.3 sec
0-400 m: 10.45 sec
0-1000 m: 18.7 sec
Dry weight/power ratio: 2.04 kg/cv
Fiorano Lap Time: 1’23”0
Fuel Consumption and Emissions
Fuel consumption***: 11.4 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions ***: 260 gr/km
Transmission and gearbox
7 gears F1 dual clutch transmission: –
High Performance ABS with Ferrari Pre-Fill
Honda 2017 / Acura NSX First Drive Review, Technical Specs & Features
A legend has been reborn. More than two decades after the original Honda NSX brought unprecedented a claim to the Japanese manufacturer meet the 21st century version. That cannot live up to the reputation, let’s find it.
The original NSX was a game-changer for Honda it was solely responsible for putting the Japanese brain in the same light as Ferrari and Lamborghini. But that was back in the nineties. So, it’s been a long wait for the follow-up version. It takes Billy three seconds to realize this is a genuine supercar, check this out. And this latest NSX huge car 400 isn’t just a pinnacle performance. It’s also a torchbearer in terms of the brains however an electric technology. So, it’s got some huge expectations riding, on it answering the challenge is a three and a half liter twin-turbo v6 combined with three electric motors to the front and one of the read. The end product is a clever all drive system producing overall outputs of 427 kilowatts and 646 Newton-meters. Drivers channel to a non spade clutch automatic for a sticky continental rubber.
The get instantaneous pickup from the electric ride pride and then, a three-and-a-half later twin-turbo facing takes up all the slack and tell you what, you need probably. One that hasn’t actually supported by 100 times, they say that I need to but until your markets comfortably inside that three second mark. There on the benchmark some of the best supercars in the world for the NSX cars like the Audi R8, Porsche 911. The Ferrari 458 rule purchase not to try and get this car as sharp as they could and it shows. Through corners it’s really flat steering it’s not quite as organic as something like the Porsche 911 part. It’s really sharp and intuitive and helps instill confidence, especially through some of these faster turns. To me the most impressive feature of the texts that, the spot weighing over 1,700 kilograms, it’s really flat and voice recorders.
The NSX isn’t just fast. Thanks to its clever and intuitive all drive system. It is incredibly easy to drive its paid. There are also different driving modes to play within. the quiet mode the car is aria and a fast. With an ability to drive on pure electricity for up to two kilometers in track mode the engine transmission steering and suspension, week up to a level of performance that is right at the pointy end of the segment.
Pulling the entire package together is an excellent non speed automatic which truth is told does a better job than using the paddles for yourself. The gearbox features a short first key for launching at all not be for highway driving and seven closely stacked ratios in between. Now I know what you’re thinking right for drive supercar can’t be that much fun well you can tell you. It is one of those really stable at speed I mean it’s got a top speed of over 300 kilometers an hour and you just feel stuck to the ground all that air all that technology. It’s true; this isn’t just a performance flexion for notes. It showcases everything of this brain isn’t there finally there’s something to be excited about and this car excited on every level.
To really fulfill its status as a genuine supercar the SX really needs a sense of occasion and feature about it to at least vindicate the 420,000 dollar price tag. Truth be told chips which key including tacky plastic key panels does undermine the cars positioning, but hey you can’t always have. It all also make one criticism is probably the CR track it does like that warm ocean they could expect from a four hundred thousand dollars supercar. But, in every other sense it is clinical it disarms a racetrack like few other cars. There’s no doubting this latest NSX is a huge revolution on the first generation model. Will be remembered in the same way, only time will tell but first impression is that it definitely lives up to the heart.
VEHICLE TYPE: mid-engine, front- and mid-motor, 4-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port and direct fuel injection
DISPLACEMENT: 213 cu in, 3493 cc Power: 500 hp @ 7500 rpm Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm Mid Motor: permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 50 hp, 109 lb-ft Front Motors: two permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 36 hp, 54 lb-ft (each) Total System Power: 573 hp
TRANSMISSIONS: F: 1-speed direct drive; M: 9-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode
DIMENSIONS: Wheelbase: 103.5 in Length: 176.0 in Width: 76.4 in Height: 47.8 in Passenger volume: 55 cu ft Cargo volume: 4 cu ft Curb weight: 3800 lb
Zero to 60 mph: 2.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 7.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 11.1 sec
Top speed: 191 mph