Ferrari 488 GTB
The Ferrari 488 GTB rent Dubai name marks a return to the classic Ferrari model designation with the 488 in its moniker indicating the engine’s unitary displacement, while the GTB stands for Gran Turismo Berlinetta. The new sport car not only delivers unparalleled performance, it also makes that extreme power exploitable and controllable to an unprecedented level even by less expert drivers.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the Ferrari 488 GTB features very sculptural flanks which are the key to its character. Its large signature air intake scallop is a nod to the original 308 GTB and is divided into two sections by a splitter.
The latest in a long line of mid-engined Ferraris, the drool-worthy 488GTB is an exotic two-seater that’s worthy of being celebrated with a poster on your bedroom wall. Its styling is shaped by aerodynamics as much as it is by its talented Italian designers. In addition to the standard Ferrari 488 GTB Rent Dubai coupe, there’s a retractable-hardtop Spider and the new-for-2019, harder-core, coupe-only Pista model that turns up the heat even more.
With a mid-mounted twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8, the Ferrari 488 GTB rent Dubai generates a sonorous wail and ferocious acceleration all the way to 8000 rpm, where it makes 661 horsepower. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is the sole transmission; we estimate it’s capable of a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.0 seconds. Ferrari’s sport car adaptive suspension is relatively compliant without sacrificing handling. The Pista sport car model is even more powerful and makes 710 horsepower and should leap to 60 mph in less than three seconds. Pista means track in Italian and this special edition is certainly capable of tearing it up with rivals such as the McLaren 720S and the Lamborghini Aventador.
Ferrari 488 GTB rent Dubai has undeniable expertise at crafting trick aerodynamics and electronic controls. Compared to the 488 GTB, the Pista sits 0.3 inch lower, is 0.9 inch wider, and is 1.5 inches shorter overall. The carmaker also promises a 198-pound weight reduction that puts the Pista within 44 pounds of the 488 GTE and 488 GT3 race cars (as measured dry, without any fluids). As if the standard 488 weren’t sticky enough, the Pista adopts the GTE’s front splitter angle and reshapes the entire bumper, revises the rear diffuser, adds a dolphin-tail spoiler, and cuts additional air-exiting holes into the rear fenders. The Pista’s greatest piece, however, is the steep channel carved into the hood. Known to racing and aerospace engineers as an S-duct, this design increases downforce on the front axle by funneling air from the bottom of the diffuser and directing it upward in an S pattern, which creates a suction effect between the channeled air and the body surface.
The Ferrari 488 GTB rent Dubai continues with an aluminium tub made of various alloys and deployed in various thicknesses. It’s a decision that costs the car little on claimed dry weight versus its all- or part-carbonfibre peers. The 458 Italia’s dry weight was 1380kg and the 488 GTB’s is 1370kg if you go for weight-saving options. A McLaren 650S betters it by only 40kg.
Fine leather, suede, carbon fiber, and metal accents cover nearly everything inside its racy, driver-focused cabin. The interior is spacious for two adults but don’t expect much in the way of infotainment or connectivity. There’s no central radio display; most everything is controlled through a digital readout in the gauge cluster via buttons and toggles on the steering wheel, including the 488’s various driving modes and the bright red ignition switch.
“Wow. That’s a super car. Ferrari proves here and now why it’s the gold standard. The speed is absolutely incredible. It’s so incredibly powerful and yet so linear. It’s a force of nature, like being picked up by a tornado. There’s zero turbo lag. Even still, it’s easily modulated. The ESC is magic. I see the light blinking, but I have no idea what it’s doing. Completely invisible. I know from the figure eight it’ll snap sideways left to its own, but not in Race mode. The handling is perfect. It flows like whitewater rapids through the corners. The weight transfer is just enough to make you feel like you’re pushing it (you’re not, really), the grip is unending, and yet it’s so light and responsive. The steering is fantastic. You think. It goes. You almost don’t have to think. Instinct happens, and the car responds. My only complaint is the brakes. They’re very strong, but they feel very wooden to me. If you need to scrub a lot of speed, you need to stand on them like you’re trying to break the pedal off.” – Scott Evan.
Ferrari’s greatest achievement with sport car the Ferrari 488 GTB Rent Dubai is not simply how fast it goes, nor how it has integrated turbos or given the car all the ability of the 458 Speciale that went before it. It’s how all of the above have been melded into today’s greatest supercar. Ferrari has done it again
As we get, with the F8 Tributo, what might be the last iteration of a mid-engined Ferrari V8 sport car (its replacement is rumoured to be a hybrid V6), it’s time to acknowledge just what a great engine this is.
No, it doesn’t scream to the heavens like the naturally aspirated 458 Italia or Speciale’s engine did before it, and neither does it have their razor-sharp throttle response. But driving a Ferrari 488 GTB rent Dubai sport car for its road test at MIRA or at our Britain’s Best Driver’s Car contest or even at its original launch was to marvel at what it could do. And, notably, how its response and near-instant torque set the chassis free to be exploited as easily as a Mk2 Ford Escort’s.