The 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. The 488 is a very important car for Ferrari. This is because it symbolises a change in philosophy for the company's mid-engine supercar. Gone is the naturally aspirated 4.5 litre V8 found in the sublime 458 Italia and Speciale and in its place is a downsized, direct-injection 3.9 litre Twin-Turbocharged flat plane-crank V8. It's more efficient but also massively more powerful. With 661 bhp and 560 lb ft of torque, the 488 has outrageous performance and such impressive drivability that it has already won the overall International Engine of the Year Award at the 2016 Engine Expo along with victories in the Performance Engine, New Engine and 3 Litre to 4 Litre displacement categories. Make no mistake, the 488 is a staggering piece of automotive engineering.
This particular example was supplied new in November 2015, by H R Owen of South Kensington. Finished in the classic colour combination of Rosso over Nero, this car is one of the highest spec cars in the U.K. The paintwork has been further enhanced by the addition of the all important Scuderia shields and gallio callipers.. In addition to these, the exterior features an almost unheard of amount of Carbon Fibre including Rear Air-Ducts, Fog Lamp, Air Splitter, Under Cover in Carbon, Exterior Sill kicks and front spoiler all finished in Carbon Fibre.
On the interior of the car the huge specification continues. Large Carbon Fibre Goldrake Racing Seats are trimmed in Nero leather with contrasting Rosso stitching, the headrest also feature Rosso Cavallino's and Rosso seatbelts tie the interior and exterior together. Like the exterior, the cabin features a large amount of carbon fibre beyond the seats including Driving Zone, Central Bridge and Dash inserts. This particular example also features a number of special order features, including the Rosso stripe down the centre of the seat and the Italian flag on the rear lid. The full specification of this extraordinary car is outlined below:
Adaptive Frontlight System
Carbon Fibre Rear Air-Ducts
Carbon Fibre Fog Lamp
Carbon Fibre Air Splitter
Carbon Fibre Underdoor Cover
Carbon Fibre Driver Zone + LEDS
Carbon Fibre Central Bridge
Exterior Sill Kick In Carbon Fibre
Coloured Safety Belts
Dash Inserts in Carbon Fibre
Cavllino Stitched on Headrest
Titanium Exhaust Pipes
Carbon Fibre Front Spolier
Coloured Mats With Logo
High Emotion Low Emission
Scuderia Ferrari Shields
Int/Ext Electrochromic Mirrors
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
White Rev Counter
Goldrake racing seats
Leather Rear Shelf
Premium HI-FI System
Coloured Standard Stitching
Upper Part in Coloured Leather.
Special order options include:
Seats with leather central stripe contrast in Rosso Ferrari.
Long, narrow metal Italian flag motif on rear lid, placed above the Ferrari logo
This example, like all Ferrari's is supplied with the balance of the 7 year service pack and 4 year warranty. As such to date it has benefited from full Ferrari service history, the full details of which are outlined below:
21/11/2016 - 1,273 miles - Ferrari Approved Service Centre ( H R Owen, London)
07/12/2017 - 5,989 miles - Ferrari Approved Service Centre (Graypaul, Birmingham)
28/11/2018 - 8,871 miles - Ferrari Approved Service Centre (JCT600, Leeds)
The car is offered for sale with its Owner Pack containing the Owner Manual, and other reference material, as well as 2 Keys and 2 Fobs, Car Cover and Battery Charger.
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