EXCLUSIVE FERRARI 488GTB LAUNCH @ Ferrari Masarati of Ontario (July 23, 2015)
Words are not enough…
There is arguably only one distinguishable engine roar that evokes the hearts & passions of exotic car lovers worldwide — the sound of a Ferrari.
Introduced by Remo Ferri (Maranello Group), Ferrari of Ontario showcased the Ferrari 488GTB at an exclusive event in it’s Vaughan Ontario flagship store.
“The Ferrari 488 GTB 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.”
As the red tarp unveiled the latest Ferrari to the exclusive crowd of Ferrari-aficionados, the disciples of Enzo Ferrari were not disappointed by the clean agressive dramatic lines of historic blood-rushing Gran Turismo Berlinetta pedigree.
Fast. Very fast. Very, very fast.
The 488’s acceleration is a step up from the 458 and even the Lambo Huracán, flinging you down the road with the shocking, brutal thrust of a fighter jet on take-off.
It’s the sort of acceleration that pins you back into the seat, the sort of acceleration that causes a string of involuntary expletives to spew forth from your lips.
The sort of acceleration that, if you break attention for but a split-second, sees you arriving at a tight corner at least 40mph than expected, before hastily testing the capabilities of those Brembos.
Put it this way: if someone has an off in a 488, it’s not going to be small. 0-62mph in three seconds dead? More than believable, that.
The surge of torque is utterly relentless, the power arriving in a continuous, unending deluge with barely a bhip between gears. So relentless is the power that I kept battering into the limiter just north of 8000rpm, expecting the rush never to run out.