Faster, Sleeker

Ferrari is the world’s best-known sportscar, with its prancing horse logo instantly recognizable from Cleveland to Katmandu. The new 488 will make sure the logo adorns even more t-shirts around the globe.
Text by Bill Lindsey | August 28, 2018 | Luxury

Long before the first Ferrari rolled out their Modena, Italy, facility in 1947, Enzo Ferrari was a racecar driver. That DNA is evident in the firm’s latest offering which looks like a 4-wheeled bodybuilder and is essentially a street legal racecar. Spun off from Fiat Chrysler (FCA) in 2016, the brand has clearly gone back to its racing roots. The Ferrari 488 in stock form develops an asphalt-shredding 660 hp from a muscular V8. Check off the “Pista” (Italian for “track”) option to get a 710 hp engine that will propel you from zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds, all the way up the 200 range, assuming the Florida Highway Patrol is looking the other way as you zoom past. Ferrari Red is the most often-chosen color, dating back to when red was the color assigned to all Italian Grand Prix racecars. There are also 17 other colors available, any of which will make yours easier to spot in a crowd of Ferraris;