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Top Gear’s Speed Week: Chris Harris vs Ferrari 488 GTB

Video: Ferrari’s 661bhp, turbocharged V8 gets tested at the Red Bull Ring

The Ferrari 488 GTB isn’t exactly a new car, which – as Chris handily points out – means the opposition should have had time to catch up.

And they’ve got quite a bit to catch up on. The 488 uses a turbocharged V8 to produce a whopping 661bhp, and record a 0-62mph time of three seconds flat. Top speed? 205mph.

Hit the video above to find out what happened when Chris loosened the shackles and set the 488 free…

For the full Speed Week experience, you’ll need a new copy of Top Gear magazine, out now. In it, we take 18 of the year’s finest performance cars, and end up at the 2.7-mile Austrian circuit. Some light drifting occurs. And Lederhosen.

Oh, the cars: the Jaguar F-Type SVR, Renault RS16, Audi TT RS, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Mclaren 675LT Spider, Porsche 911 R, an Aston Martin Vulcan, and a NASCAR all star.

The November issue is on sale now in newsagents and supermarkets. Alternatively, hit the links below to pick up a copy.

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