One Amazing Feature On Ferrari's 488 GTB Supercar

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Ferrari has rolled out a new supercar, the 488 GTB - it replaces the 458 Italia, considered by many to be the finest sports cars ever built. We recently sampled the 488 and came away mighty impressed.

It's a powerful little red switch! Image source: Hollis Johnson

This story originally appeared on Business Insider.

A big question about the 488, because it added turbochargers to a V8 engine, was whether it would depart from some essential "Ferrari-ness."

The Italian luxury automaker, until quite lately, hasn't been too hot on turbos, although there have been turbocharged Ferraris in the past.

Despite the engine change, plenty of well-known Ferrari features remain. Notably, a small red switch on the steering wheel — the "manettino."

The manettino enables the driver to change driving modes without letting go of the wheel. It's a technology that has its basis in Formula One racing, where Ferrari has at times dominated — and where its deepest passion remains.

Here's a quick video tour of all things manettino. Check it out:

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