The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB is Ferrari's top-level car. It represents an exceptional level of engineering effort from a car company that makes some of the most advanced cars in the world. It features a 6.3L V12 engine that makes 731 horsepower through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ferrari claims the car will launch from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, all while returning an EPA-estimated 11 mpg city and 16 mpg highway.
The body is made of advanced alloys designed to make the chassis extremely rigid and lightweight. Standard magnetic fluid-filled shocks allow the suspension to react instantly to minute changes in the roadway.
The body features revolutionary styling intended to not only look dramatic and exciting, but also produce downforce through the use of channels that go through the body. Active Brake Cooling automatically opens ducts to direct air onto the brakes only when the operating temperatures reach a certain level. Ferrari claims the F12 Berlinetta is the most aerodynamically efficient Ferrari ever.
Standard 20-inch alloy wheels are wrapped with Michelin Pilot SuperSport tires. The headlights are HID and the brake lights are full LED. The wipers are rain-sensing. A standard navigation system comes in the form of a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, which is integrated into the audio system. It features 2 USB ports, iPhone integration and steering-wheel controls.
Inside, the F12 is typical Ferrari luxury, with dual-zone climate control, leather seats and remote keyless entry. Several seat designs and materials allow buyers to customize their in-cabin experience. Front and side-mounted airbags as well as front and rear parking sensors are also included.
Like most exotics, The F12 is extraordinarily customizable. An array of 26 exterior paint options and 15 interior colors, including 2-tone options are offered as are 5 different varieties of 20" wheels, and 6 different brake caliper colors. Carbon fiber panels can be added just about everywhere inside and out, seats can be had in Recaro 16-way power adjustable and heated, or carbon fiber racing style. Among the many other options, a system to lift the front suspension to assist in negotiating curbs and speed bumps is also available.