Evolution: The “Baby” Ferraris

The Ferrari 488 represents the latest entry in a phenomenon that occurs about every three years: the release of a mid-engine, V8-powered Ferrari supercar; the brand’s bread-and-butter, as it were.

The Ferrari 488 represents the latest entry in a phenomenon that occurs about every three years: the release of a mid-engine, V8-powered Ferrari supercar; the brand’s bread-and-butter, as it were.

Sure, the big, V12 or V8 turbo flagship Ferraris made more power, were more bespoke and might have adorned more bedroom walls, but the shriek of a naturally-aspirated, high-revving Ferrari V8 is a motoring sound that’s as classic as they come.

Here’s a look at the 40-year evolution of the iconic Ferrari that’s lead us to where we are today.

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Dan Heyman

Dan Heyman

Dan Heyman is a car guy through-and-through, ever since his first word was “Toyota”. Dan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2010, having driven and written about everything from Abarths to Sierras and tackled race tracks from Texas to Toronto during that time.