What sort of quarter mile time can you expect from the new Ferrari 488 GTB? It seems it is a 10-second car, from the factory.
Ekanoo Racing, the UAE-based tuning company that is responsible for some very wild street car projects, is planning to do a few things to a recently-acquired Ferrari 488. Before it opens the engine compartment though it took the, apparently stock, supercar to the drag strip.
It posted a very impressive best time of 10.37 seconds at 221km/h. This is an incredible time for a standard, rear-wheel drive production car. The 488 GTB isn’t even regarded as a ‘hypercar’ either; it’s actually Ferrari’s entry-level model, superseding the 458 Italia.
From factory the 488 comes with a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 – Ferrari’s second modern turbo to be launched – producing 492kW and a monstrous 760Nm. It’s able to cover 0-100km/h in just 3.0 seconds. Prices in Australia start at $469,988.
To put the quarter mile time into perspective, the all-wheel drive Lamborghini Huracan is known for running the sprint in 10.4 seconds. The all-wheel drive Porsche 911 Turbo S does it in 10.6 seconds, and the rear-wheel drive Ferrari Enzo does it in 11.0 seconds.
The only other rear-wheel drive production vehicles that we know of that have produced quicker times are the LaFerrari and McLaren P1 hypercars, with 9.7 seconds and 9.8 seconds, respectively.
It’s unknown at this stage what Ekanoo Racing is planning to do to the machine, but we’re sure we’ll hear about it soon, with a record or two probably thrown in. Click play below to see how the stock car performs.