The Ferrari 488 GTB Is The Smartest Supercar... In The World

Variable, constantly adjustable magnetorheological suspension. Variable geometry aerodynamic flaps. Constantly changing fuel and turbocharger boost mapping based on what gear the car is in. Vortex generators. The new Ferrari 488 GTB is a distinct departure from the form of years past for the Italian supercar manufacturer, but that also makes it every bit a smart and high-tech — perhaps even smarter — than the much more expensive LaFerrari.

The 488 GTB is built around a twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8, making it Ferrari's first forced induction road-going car since the F40. That turbo setup is in part an attempt to meet new, stringent European emissions standards, but it's also responsible for this engine being the highest performing Ferrari block ever per litre of displacement. The V8 is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch 'box, and lumped into a chassis that is capable of some absolutely amazing and high-tech things — as motoring guru and former /DRIVE presenter Chris Harris explains in the video above. Enjoy. [YouTube]

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