Sunday, April 24, 2016

Mystery Ferrari 488 Spotted Testing

Ferrari fans are purists with an amazing fixation on whatever the prancing pony is up to. Whatever the latest is, it isn’t a 488 GTB although it does retain many similarities to the current mainstream supercar. While some have quickly labeled this car as a test mule, others have speculated that it could be the next special edition of the 488 GTB, like a 488 Speciale.

The odds of Ferrari debuting a whole new model by accidentally driving it out the front gate uncamouflaged aren't good. Special Projects is the division of Ferrari that handles extremely limited-edition vehicles for extremely well-off clients.
The division's services are traditionally reserved exclusively for Ferrari's best customers.
The Ferrari 488 is a mid-engined sports car produced by the Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari, introduced in 2015 to replace the previous 458.

It is powered by a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 of 3,902 cc (238 cu in) all-aluminium dry sump unit of the Ferrari F154 engine family.

Zero to 60 mph is 3.0 sec onto a top speed of at least 205 mph.
Turbocharged with two parallel ball-bearing twin-scroll turbochargers supplied by IHI and two air-to-air intercoolers, the compressor wheels are made of low-density TiAl alloy often used in jet engines to reduce inertia and resist high temperatures within the turbocharger. The engine produces 661 hp at 8,000 rpm and 561 lb·ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. This results in a specific power output of 169.4 hp per litre and specific torque output of 144 lb·ft per litre, both records for a Ferrari.
The transmission for the 488 is an automated manual dual-clutch 7-speed F1 gearbox manufactured for Ferrari by GETRAG, based on the gearbox used in the 458.
Carbon-ceramic brakes supply stopping power, constructed with materials that reduce the time needed to achieve optimum operating temperature. A new 5-spoke 20 inch alloy wheel are front and rear.

Base Price for the Ferrari 488 is $242,737