Hurry – the Ferrari 488 GTB has arrived in the UK
Word on the street has it that HR Owen has got their mitts on the new Ferrari 488 GTB and I, for one, am on my way to see it as soon as I can get a pink slip from her indoors. I have tried to explain that it’s a bit urgent as the boys in the Berkeley Hotel won’t have the Ferrari for long. (Oh, just in case you don’t know what I mean, the London HQ and Mecca for all things Ferrari is the H.R. Owen Ferrari Atelier, in the Berkeley Hotel London SW1.) Shames it’s not her birthday or Valentines or something, then I could pretend I was going on a “special mission??? and she’d think it was to do with her.
The 488 GTB is not just another Ferrari you see; although people may think you can say this about any Ferrari, the 488 really is special. They have taken a truly stunning track car with big kahunas and modified it just enough to convert it into a road car. I do love the way they say “for everyday use??? because I’m not sure that anyone would buy one of these stunners and only have one car – let’s face it, you wouldn’t want to drive it on a slushy winter day would you!
Ok, the stuff you all want to know – the vital stats
Top speed :205mph – actually they say <205 so I am guessing that they pushed it to 205.1 or something!
0-60: 2.9 seconds. You’d need a Bugatti Veyron or Koenigsegg One:1 to beat that.
Price: When they say POA or similar, you know it is going to be a bit on the pricey side.
Regardless of the cost, I just want to see one while I still have the chance because not many people will be driving them around my neck of the woods.
PS: I’ve just been told off by the Mrs for using the word “Kahunas??? so click on this and you will see I’m saying the Ferrari is Wizard – Honest!