The supercar introduced by Ferrari in 2016 is a gamechanger; with the classic sleek Ferrari design and impressive interiors, the 488 GTB stands apart from the crowd. But perhaps the most ravishing feature of the supercar is its Herculean engine. The V8 mechanism boosts a record-breaking horsepower of 661 and showcases the car’s world-class capability.
Here’s a detailed look at the track-focused supercar’s magnificent engine:
A V8 engine is an all-aluminum tool, put together in a V-shaped design. It’s composed of eight cylinders which share a common crankshaft. Historically, the V8 was first used in aircraft. However, after the 1932 introduction of the Ford Flathead engine, V8 became the favorite tool of automotive companies. The name 488 GTB is driven from the built of the V8 where 488 stands for the displacement of each cylinder which is approximately 487.75cc.
The V8 derives its name from its V-shaped look. However, there’s a reason behind putting the two banks of cylinders in the engine together in a 90-degree angle. The balanced achieved by this reduces vibrations and sports a compact design that doesn’t require additional balance shafts to retain its position.
The 488 GTB gives fierce competition to its predecessor the 458 Italia due to its increased horsepower and impressive torque. However, the most significant difference between the two siblings is that the 488 was designed to reduce CO2 emissions.
While Ferrari has never been a fan of turbo engines, the V8 installation in the supercar has been upgraded to an eco-friendlier design. 488’s 3.9-litre reduces internal drag by 30 per cent compared to the 458 Italia. According to a report, the 488 GTB model emitted 6 per cent less carbon than its predecessor.
The turbocharged induction of the 488 generates 660 hp at 8,000 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. With a horsepower that is 107 times more than California T’s V8, the 488 is one of the most powerful cars ever produced by Ferrari. The Italian car manufacturer did a fantastic job of reducing fuel consumption too.
The new 488 consumes 14 per cent less than its predecessor with a revving engine that catches its 560 lb-ft peaks in the seventh gear. The throttle response of the car is something that has never been seen before; when you hit the pedal, it takes a record-breaking 0.06 sec for the torque to reach the car’s rear wheels from its 488’s turbo engine.
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