When you have a car that's as good as the Ferrari 458 was, it's easy to imagine all the things that could go wrong in developing its successor. Just heaping on more power would be the natural inclination, but blindly adding more oomph is a great way to ruin an equation.
Forced induction also seems like an inevitable next step, but slapping a couple of turbos onto one of the sweetest V8s ever produced could just as likely end in disaster.
In other words, you'd be forgiven for expecting the 488 GTB, Ferrari's 458 follow-up, to be something less than stellar. But, I'm very glad to report that is not the case. The 488 is everything you could want, nothing more, nothing less.
Have you ever seen anything more in its element than a Ferrari on the company's private test track?
Join us at Ferrari's private test track for some laps in its quickest production car ever, the SF90 Stradale.
Ferrari's latest, quickest car ever offers nearly 1,000 hp -- and it's a plug-in hybrid, too.
With classic styling and a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, this is unlike anything we've ever seen from Ferrari.
Ferrari's droptop doesn't disappoint in the Florida sun.
Ferrari's drop-top 2+2 gets some small yet significant updates for 2021. We head to Miami for a run in the sun.
You'll appreciate what F1 drivers do even more after watching the video, promise.
And, if the bank account allows, you can opt for the 812 Competizione A with its targa-style roof.