Parkers overall rating: 4.8 out of 5 4.8

Incredible handling

All that performance is all well and good but the chassis needs to be able to handle the sheer grunt being directed to the rear wheels. This it does magnificently, cornering with negligible degrees of body roll.

Using the suspension and damping arrangement from the 458 Speciale as a starting point, the Ferrari’s five driving modes, adaptive suspension and cutting-edge electronics work in unison to deliver a driving experience that’s playful and tail-happy when you want it to be and surprisingly compliant when you need it.

Read the full Ferrari 488 review to find out how good this latest take on the mid-engined V8 sports car really is.