The same principle of subtracting rather than adding and sculptural coherence fused with advanced, pure engineering is also applied in the cabin. Everything is driver-focused, with all main vehicle controls on the multifunction steering wheel, including the ubiquitous ‘manettino’ selector, and on the lateral satellite pods, which also include the distinctive slanted air vents. The dashboard is wing-shaped while the centre console is visually separated from the rest of the interior, and studded with prominent buttons controlling the F1-trac gearbox and hazard warning lights. The dash, like the centre console and door panels, is split into two distinct zones with different trim, leaving customers ample scope for personalising colour and materials, while the form-hugging seats interpret classic Ferrari seats of the past in a modern key, combining sports with comfort. Every element has a distinct character – even the key of the 488, with keyless start, is reminiscent of the engine’s intake plenums.
The article continues in Auto&Design no. 214