Ferrari has finally unveiled the replacement for the 458—and it’s, well, stunning. A LaFerrari-inspired nose, 308-esque side scallops and 458 Speciale-style rear end seriously pump up the aggressiveness of Maranello’s V8 sports car. Of course, that form is functional: The 488 produces 50 percent more downforce than the Italia.
It’s faster, too, thanks to a new 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that pumps out 670 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. The extra 100 ponies and 162 lb-ft allow the 488 to hit 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, the same as the 458 Speciale—yet the 488 is also half-second faster around the Fiorano circuit than that track-focused machine.
Inside, the 488 features even more 458 DNA than on the outside. Visible changes are subtle; the most obvious is the adoption of the California T’s slim bridge on the center console.
The 488 GTB will debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March.