Ferrari, the Italian supercar maker, re-entered the Indian market in November last year with new dealers. The first product that the company launched, after its re-introduction, was the California T, and it launched the Ferrari 488 GTB today i.e. February 17, 2016, at a starting price of Rs 3.88 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Ferrari 488 GTB’s India launch took place at the Ferrari’s Mathura Road dealership in New Delhi that is owned by Select Cars Pvvt. Ltd. The launch took place in the presence of Aurelien Sauvard, International Sales Director – Ferrari Middle East & Africa – and Mr Yadur Kapur, Director Select Cars Private Limited.
Yadur Kapur, Director, Select Cars Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are delighted to launch the Ferrari 488 GTB in New Delhi. We have many loyal Ferrari owners and fans in Northern india and this new launch allows us to bring them a fantastic new model in our market. We are confident that we will continue to create more value for our ever-increasing customer base with an unprecedented buying experience.”
The 488 in the car’s moinker indicates the engine’s unitary displacement, while the GTB stands for Grand Turismo Berlinetta, a reference to its deep roots in Ferrari history.
The launch took place in the presence of Aurelien Sauvard, International Sales Director – Ferrari Middle East & Africa – and Mr Yadur Kapur, Director Select Cars Private Limited.
The Ferrari 488 GTB features a 3.9-litre, V8 turbocharged engine that comes mated to a 7-gear F1 dual-clutch transmission that gets Variable Boost Management that optimally distributes torque. Though Ferrari has done a turbocharged road car in the past: 308 GTB: the 488 is the first Ferrari of the modern era to feature forced induction. This engine churns out a whopping 660bhp and 760Nm. With an electronically limited top-speed of 330kmph, the Ferrari 488 GTB can touch the 100kmph mark from standstill in mere 8.3 seconds.
Ferrari 488 GTB Specifications
Engine: V8 turbocharged
Maximum power: 660bhp at 8000rpm
Maximum torque: 760Nm at 3000rpm in 7th gear
0-100kmph: 3.0 seconds
0-200kmph: 8.3 seconds
Maximum speed: 330 kmph
Ferrari 488 GTB Dimension
Length: 4568 mm
Width: 1952 mm
Height: 1213 mm
Dry weight: 1370 kg
Weight distribution: 46.5 % Front, 53.5 % rear