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Ferrari 488 GTB Officially Launches In Australia

A new prancing horse has officially been welcomed to Australian shores with the exciting Ferrari 488 GTB breaking cover in Sydney today amongst a stable of thoroughbred race horses.

The fitting proceedings was presented by the CEO of Ferrari Australasia, Herbert Appleroth, who discussed his sheer enthusiasm for the stunning new Maranello steed.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response to our new 488 GTB unveiled today for the first time in Australasia,” he said.

“The demand for the 488 GTB is at record levels even before a customer has had the chance to see her. The waiting list now stretches beyond 2 years and no doubt the 488 GTB will go down in history as an all time great.”

The 488 GTB inherits much of its DNA from the exclusive $2M LaFerrari hypercar and features a host of drastic performance upgrades over its predecessor, the 458 Italia.

It’s more than 80% new in the design department and rocks a brand new 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that outputs 492kW of power and an earthmoving 760Nm.

In the aerodynamics department the car receives 50% more downforce compared to the 458 – a much desired requisite given the insane 330km/h top speed and 0-100km/h sprint time of three seconds.

For the infotainment junkies, there’s also a new system with built-in telemetry that maps out the racetrack you’re on no matter where in the world you’ve shipped the car.

Downside? Spare underpants are not included. Read the full specs on the 488 GTB here.

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