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Should this Misha Designs Ferrari 488 be sent to heaven or hell?
Wonder what Enzo would have thought of this lime green, wide-bodied 488...
Before we could drive Ferrari’s first turbo-assisted mid-engined car since the iconic F40 - the 488 GTB - we had to endure many, many hours of engineering presentations. One particularly gruelling section was how much the 488’s flush surfacing and design was influenced to induce aerodynamics without destroying the shape of the car.
Tuning house Misha Designs evidently did not digest this bit of the 488’s creation.
Limited to just 20 units, this belts and braces body kit completely clads Ferrari’s mid-engined supercar in new clothes to give it, erm, an interesting aesthetic.Finished in the well-known Ferrari colour of Satin Lime Green, this new carbon fibre kits bloats the 488’s width by 7.6cm on each side. There’s also a snoutier front bumper with increased cooling, a contrasting gloss black front splitter as well as a weird satin black bonnet wart (no idea what that does). There are FXXK inspired aerified side skirts with fins and a shopping list of parts. While at the back is a huge contrasting carbon rear diffuser, some chicken wire and a one-piece full-width spoiler.
Sitting on Savini wheels shod in Toyo tyres (not what’s recommended), we’re told there have been no mechanical changes to the 488’s 3.9-litre bi-turbo V8. Probably for the best. So it’s still got 661bhp, but whether it’s still capable of a 205mph top speed and a 0-62mph sprint in three seconds flat, we’re not sure. But we’re not putting our names in the hat to find out. Would you? Let us know below.