The new Ferrari 488 GTB configurator is live and stunning! Fantastic new design details in the 458 –> 488 update are visible in these 3D animated visuals. Two dozen colors, six wheel styles, brakes and carbon upgrades galore.
The builder is actually a new setup as well, with streamlined options that let you fly through the process or customize every element, based on your preferences. (Some previous Ferrari builders have been a ‘next’ ‘next’ type of affair in your browser, while this one lets you scroll down to new menu elements.)
Favorite design elements of the new mid-engine hotness?
1. The nose from the pure front angle. Now far more serious, aggressive and purposeful. The hood looks almost sheer and flat, with the lamps even more menacing stripes at the other edges. The lower bumper is almost all intake, broken up visually by twin central pillars. This recalls F1 racers but not in a heavy-handed way, like the F360 and its retro elephant-ear grilles.
2. Around the side, the new intake is larger with a huge intake tract split by a painted horizontal wing. Feels wide and cool, while the whole profile feels lower than ever. An optional black-painted roof is a stellar look right off the bat.
3. Around the tail, simplification and purity of purpose along with latest aero and tech. The brake lights are now open-centered 3D globes of light, with the inner LED elements heavily tinted and invisible until lit.
4. The active rear diffuser is really cool.
Fully 300 new images to share below, plus every color offered. We love the Bianco Avus (white), Mugello (crimson), Abu Dhabi Blue and even Grigio Ingrid.
In terms of interiors, we love the Daytona seats even though they are not as plush or power-adjusted as some of the base thrones. All seats are available in small, medium or large sizes.
The luggage area and roof are all stunning in leather, and we’d spec the handy fire extinguisher box. A spare 20-inch wheel is optional, as are the Scuderia fender emblems this year.
The builder like is below – have fun!
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB – Exterior Colors
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB – Exterior Options
2016 Ferrari 488 GTB – Interior Options