2016 Ferrari 488 GTB vs. Its Competition

2016 Ferrari 488GTB
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The McLaren 650S is closely matched with the 488 GTB in acceleration, and some may prefer its handling capability to that of the 488 GTB.

The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 has two more cylinders than the 488 and wedgier styling, and is full of brute force—now far better controlled though than in the past; although the Ferrari sounds better and feels more balanced.

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is more of a touring-car alternative to the 488, and it still has quite a lot of charm and brash attitude.

The Chevrolet Corvette costs a small fraction of the amount that these other cars command, yet it’s surprisingly close in capability, and in how it rewards the driver when driven near the limit.

And then there’s the Porsche 911 Turbo; a performance legend, the 911 Turbo keeps close to its heritage in every way, offering driving purists superb handling and the sort of predictable performance and composure—day in, day out—that few cars in this class approach.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB and 488 Spider go turbo, and they wear their technically sophistication and racing pedigree a little more overtly this time, although there’s still plenty of sensual beauty to behold in sight and sound.
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The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette's exceptional performance, style, comfort, and features, as well as its choice of high-power engines and body styles, adds up to an impressive sports car and grand tourer in one—and a car that won't break the bank.
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From the satisfying Carrera to the outrageous GT3 RS, the 2016 Porsche 911 is consistently brilliant, and lives up to the this model line's pedigree in every respect—with some modern comforts spliced right in.
The 2016 Lamborghini Huracan may be the automaker's "entry car," but we think it's the best one they make.
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The 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S raps an exotic soundtrack, and delivers unsubtle performance in a gentlemanly way.
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MSRP From     
$245,400$55,400$84,300$199,800$98,200$265,500
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Gas V8Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-10Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
Two-SeatersTwo SeaterMinicompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name     
2-Door Coupe2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Coupe LP 580-2 RWD2-Door Coupe GT2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
224222
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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