Ferrari has unveiled its new eight-cylinder, mid-engine sports-car standard-bearer and it’s absolutely fantastic! The new engine is smaller than the one before and its displacement of 488 cubic centimeters per cylinder gives the car its name: 488GTB and it makes more power: 661 horsepower at 8000 rpm, versus 597 horsepower at 9000 rpm for the 458 Speciale.

It has a  twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 and a dual-clutch seven-speed is the sole transmission. The top speed should be around 205 mph.

The new Ferrari 488GTB also features a new ‘Variable Torque Management’ system which, Ferrari says, “unleashes the engine’s massive torque smoothly and powerfully right across the rev range”. The gear ratios are also tuned to “deliver incredibly progressive acceleration when the driver floors the throttle”.

Regarding the interior, there’s much that looks familiar like Daytona-style seats and conventional knobs and switches (no touch screen here), and a complete absence of column stalks, central tachometer with digital gear indicator, and it’s flanked by configurable screens. New seats and door panels are designed to make the interior more humane. A fresh key design mimics the shape of the engine’s intake plenums and permits passive entry and starting.

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