The Ferrari 488 GTB is one of the faster supercars available, thanks in part to the wonderful 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 hiding behind the driver. This engine is one of the best on the market, as is the case with most dynamos from the storied Italian automaker. To our delight, Ferrari featured an in-depth breakdown of the 3.9-liter in a brand-new video, giving us an unobstructed glance inside the engine.
Ferrari treats us to CGI’d cutaways of various mechanical components, including the all-important turbochargers. Better yet, the process is accompanied by a soundtrack that’s sounds as though it’s lifted straight from the ending of almost every single Marvel film to date. Appropriate for this car’s character.
Ferrari’s return to turbocharging was a hotly contested subject among the Ferrari faithful. It’s clear Ferrari expected this, and went to great care to ensure the performance and capability was as close to perfection as possible. Seeing what goes into making one of the most astonishing supercars on the planet, and the level of precision required is nothing short of humbling.
What’s even more astonishing is that even with two turbochargers, Ferrari has managed to keep that distinct natural-breathing Ferrari V-8 sound. With the 488, Ferrari has managed to stay true to its heritage and give both the owner and those outside the car an aural experience that is uniquely Ferrari.
Check out the video below to see how Ferrari’s newest V-8 comes together.