Kuala Lumpur, 16 June 2015 – The most powerful road-going Ferrari ever, was launched today by NAZA Italia, official importer of the Ferrari brand in Malaysia. The Malaysian debut comes just a few months after the model’s International Premiere in Geneva.
Present at the official launch ceremony were Datuk Wira Hj. SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin (Group Executive Chairman & Group CEO of NAZA World Group of Companies), Mr. Dieter Knechtel (Managing Director of Ferrari Far East), Mr. David Hector Ratnaike (Senior Vice President 2 of 4-Wheels Division, NAZA World Group of Companies) and Mr Wan Ahmad (Vice President 1 of NAZA Italia Sdn Bhd).
“The Ferrari 488 GTB provides a breathtaking 661bhp – the highest specific power output of any road-going Ferrari. Exceptionally powerful with greater fuel economy, this model is bound to be a new Malaysian favourite,” said Datuk Wira Hj. SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Group Executive Chairman & Group CEO, NAZA World Group of Companies.
The Ferrari 488GTB is inspired by the 308 Berlinetta first launched 40 years ago, and features a 3.9-litre twin turbo V8 engine with a dry sump system (usually used in racing engines), situated amidships, with drive going to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch system.
“Available at the introductory base price excluding duty and options of RM 1,068,800.00 and with the interest it has sparked worldwide, we are confident that the Ferrari 488 GTB will turbocharge its way into the hearts of Malaysian Ferraristi,” stated Mr. David Hector Ratnaike, Senior Vice President 2 of 4-Wheels Division, NAZA World Group of Companies.
Ferrari drew extensively too on its experience in both Formula One and endurance racing, bringing to the road the technology that delivered victory in two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the title in the WEC (World Endurance Championship). Also pivotal was the XX programme in which Ferrari’s technicians have developed a unique knowledge of the dynamic behaviour of extreme cars driven by non-professional drivers.
Designed by the Ferrari Style Centre, the Ferrari 488 GTB’s sculptural forms are completely new. They accentuate the car’s sportiness yet retain the classically clean, pure lines typical of Ferrari’s legendary styling. The seamless interweaving of form and function is clear in every detail, in fact. Certain design elements are also obvious nods to the past, not least the 308 GTB-inspired styling of the flanks.
The Ferrari 488 GTB’s revolutionary aerodynamics incorporate patented solutions, such as the blown rear spoiler, as well as innovative features like the 458 GT-derived aerodynamic underbody with vortex generators. The result is a new efficiency record for a Ferrari (E=1.67). Downforce increases to 325 kg at 250 km/h, thanks in part to active aerodynamic devices which reduce drag whilst simultaneously generating downforce when required.
The Ferrari 488 GTB’s dynamic vehicle controls have also been further evolved. It sports a new version of the Side Slip Control System (SSC2) which, aside from just integrating with the car’s F1-Trac and E-Diff, now also controls the active dampers. This renders the Ferrari 488 GTB’s dynamic behaviour during complex manoeuvres even flatter and more stable, so that less expert drivers can enjoy its potential to the fullest, resulting in an astonishingly engaging driving experience.
The Ferrari 488 GTB makes its debut in a new Rosso Corsa Met livery with black and red technical fabric cabin trim.
Type: V8 – 90° turbo – dry sump
Total displacement: 3,902cc
Bore and stroke: 86.5 x 83 mm
Maximum power: 660hp @ 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque: 760Nm @ 3,000 rpm in 7th gear
Specific output: 169hp/l
Compression ratio 9.4:1
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Front track: 1,679mm
Rear track: 1,647mm
Kerb weight**: 1,475kg
Dry weight**: 1,370 kg
Weight distribution: 41.5% front – 58.5% rear
Boot capacity: 230 litres
Fuel tank capacity 78 litres
Front: 245/35 ZR20 J9.0
Rear: 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
Front: 15.7 x 8.8 x 1.4 in
Rear 14.2 x 9.2 x 1.3 in
TRANSMISSION AND GEARBOX
7-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission
E-Diff3, F1-Trac, High Performance ABS with Ferrari Pre-Fill, FrS SCM-E, SSC
Maximum speed > 330 km/h
0 – 100 km/h: 3.0 s
0 – 200 km/h: 8.3 s
0 – 400 m: 10.45 s
0 – 1,000 m: 18.7 s
Fiorano lap time: 1’23”00
CONSUMPTION ***: 11.4 l/100 km
C02 EMISSIONS***: 260 g/km
* with 98 octane fuel
**With optional equipment
*** Combined cycle with HELE system (ECE+EUDC)