The 288 GTO was Ferrari’s first turbocharged supercar. It’s a car that led to the development of the fabled Ferrari F40. And now turbocharging has made its way back to a mid-engined Ferrari with the 488 GTB. How does it compare to its ancestor? We found out.
Now, before you all jump on us, yes, there was a turbo variant of the 208 that briefly existed, but that isn’t nearly as super as the 288. The 488 follows directly in that cars footsteps, but it has a few differences, like no manual gearbox, no lag, and a mountain of torque.
Do those things add up to a great Ferrari? Or a car that’s better than a 288 GTO? Here’s what we thought.