Believe it or not, there are apparently car buyers who believe a stock Ferrari 488 GTB just isn’t up to snuff, and who don’t even think the radical Misha Designs widebody kit can remedy the situation. Where Misha Designs slammed on a carbon fiber constructed aero kit, Arizona-based tuners Creative Bespoke have upped the ante one more step.
According to Motor1, their 488 GTB package adds on custom Forgiato forged wheels, lowering springs, and ceramic coating and clear bra paint protection to the Misha Designs package, which includes custom-made bumpers, front hood, bladed side skirts, and diffusers front and rear. Overall, the result is a car that sits lower, weighs less, and costs way more than the stock 488 GTB.
Make no mistake though, the Ferrari 488 GTB was already one of the world’s premier sports cars, an improved iteration of the 458 that shaves weight and increases power thanks to the use of a 3.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine rather than the 458’s naturally aspirated 4.5-liter unit. Power bumps up to 661 horses, while the biggest gains come on the torque side, with up to 561 lb-ft available at only 3,000 RPM.
Those stats make the 488’s powerplant the highest specific output engine that Ferrari has ever built, and performance is equally impressive. The 488 GTB weighs in at slightly over 3,000 pounds, and alongside its nimble handling and F1 transmission, a 0 to 60 sprint takes three seconds on the way to a top speed over 205 miles per hour.
With the Creative Bespoke and Misha Designs additions, weight savings and improved airflow should theoretically increase speed, acceleration, and road-holding, while also helping to differentiate owners from the more pedestrian Ferraris that anybody can buy from a dealer.
But all those custom touches come at a pretty penny - the Misha Designs aero package alone runs $40,000, while Creative Bespoke charges another $33,500 to include their further mods and installation. The process takes three months to complete as well, making the potential of an already completed example seem all the more enticing— at least, for those buyers with nearly $400,000 burning a hole in their pockets.
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