The Ferrari 488 hire car is Ferrari’s mid-engine heartbeat: more expensive than the soft-topped, California T and a little cheaper than the V12-powered GTC4 Lusso or F12.
Broadly speaking, the Ferrari 488 has the same twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the California T but with being slightly larger in size and with a good deal more power. Its 661bhp means it’s in the supercar premier league, counting only the likes of the McLaren 650S and Lamborghini Huracán as direct rivals.
This helps to retain the character of a proper hard-driving and high-revving Ferrari engine, as well as making the Ferrari 488 surprisingly easy to drive. It will, for example, accelerate very quickly from 30mph in sixth gear, and doesn’t require the dual-clutch transmission to downshift from seventh on the motorway to execute very prompt outside-lane overtaking.
Since its release in 2016, our 488 GTB has been one of our most popular rentals and we are definitely going to keep it when our F8 Tributo arrives as it’s just such a good car with every client having the best time during their hire.
The Ferrari 488 rental is the perfect choice for an enjoyable weekend away.
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