Skip advert
Advertisement

Ferrari 488 GTB review - outrageous performance, sublime chassis - MPG and running costs

We've driven the 488 in the UK and on track, words don't do it justice.

Evo rating
Price
from £183,984
  • Magnificent powertrain, sublime chassis
  • We will always miss the Speciale’s V8

The Ferrari uses some fuel and if you have to ask how much it costs to run, you probably can’t afford it.

On a serious note, Ferrari claims 24.8mpg on the combined cycle and its 3.9-litre V8 produces 260g/km of CO2. Every new Ferrari also comes with a seven-year general maintenance programme and a standard three-year warranty.

Advertisement - Article continues below

In reality, driven in a way to enjoy its performance, a 488 GTB will return low to mid teens mpg, single figures on track. On the run back from the north-east of Scotland on evo Car of the Year we averaged 22mpg, which isn’t to be sniffed at considering an Aventador SV returned exactly half that.

Ferrari's factory-backed, comprehensive standard warranty covers four years, and extensions up to 12 years are also available. A Ferrari Genuine Maintenance programme is also offered on all new models, covering all scheduled maintenance for the first seven years, with unlimited mileage and no restriction on annual servicing - so if you cover unusually high mileage, the package will allow you to get the car serviced more than once a year.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Lotus Elise S2 v Toyota MR2 Mk3 v Porsche Boxster S 987: The best affordable mid-engined sports cars
Used mid-engined bargains
Group tests

Lotus Elise S2 v Toyota MR2 Mk3 v Porsche Boxster S 987: The best affordable mid-engined sports cars

Everyone should own a mid-engined car at least once in their life, and the S2 Elise, Mk3 MR2 and 987 Boxster S are brilliant places to start
15 Jun 2024
McLaren Artura Spider 2024 review – Ferrari 296 rival just got a whole lot better
McLaren Artura Spider
Reviews

McLaren Artura Spider 2024 review – Ferrari 296 rival just got a whole lot better

More power, comprehensive chassis updates and a new Spider model has resulted in McLaren’s Artura being impossible to ignore for those in the junior s…
16 Jun 2024
Ferrari F430 v Lamborghini Gallardo v McLaren 650S v Audi R8: The best used mid-engined supercars
Affordable mid engined exotics
Group tests

Ferrari F430 v Lamborghini Gallardo v McLaren 650S v Audi R8: The best used mid-engined supercars

For most of us, owning a mid-engined supercar is the ultimate. And because of the numbers built in the last 20 years, the dream is more attainable tha…
16 Jun 2024