AN IL­LUS­TRI­OUS LIN­EAGE

The 488 GTB and 488 Spider have to live up not only to their pre­de­ces­sor, the 458 Italia, but also to a blood­line that takes in over four decades'-worth of award-win­ning, V8-pow­ered, mid-en­gined Fer­raris.

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The 488 GTB and 488 Spider have to live up not only to their pre­de­ces­sor, the 458 Italia, but also to a blood­line that takes in over four decades'-worth of award­win­ning, V8-pow­ered, mid-en­gined Fer­raris.

Forty years on from the un­veil­ing of Fer­rari's firstever mid-rear-en­gined V8 ber­linetta, the 308 GTB, the pranc­ing horse opened a new chap­ter in its 8-cylin­der his­tory with the launch of the 488 GTB fol­lowed by 488 Spider. Since 1975, Maranello, the home of Fer­rari, has been crank­ing up the power out­puts and squeez­ing in ever more tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise into its V8, mid-en­gined range, creat­ing a beau­ti­ful, fast and pow­er­ful sta­ble. Here we take a ride through the cars that rep­re­sent the 488 fam­ily tree.

488 GTB

488 Spider

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