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.
With all the engineering of the epic 812 Superfast under its new, gorgeous skin, this is the car Maranello should have built all along.
The changes are only skin-deep, but then again, we never had an issue with the 812's performance.
Small design tweaks. More power. Still pretty.
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I previously thought the Ferrari 488 GTB was as good as it gets. I was wrong.