Ferrari 488 GTB wins ‘China Performance Car of the Year’
GT & Sport Cars
Guangzhou, November 23rd — The outstanding success of Ferrari 488 GTB was rewarded by the media of China, with the presentation of the award for ‘China Performance Car of the Year’ on November 19th in Guangzhou. Receiving a final score of 116 points – more than double the points of the next highest competitor – the Ferrari 488 GTB again demonstrated that the Italian marquee remains the preeminent super car manufacturer in the world today.
The “China Car of the Year” is to the auto industry what the Oscars is of the film industry, and was inaugurated to recognise and reward automotive excellence in China. This year, the programme is initiated by twenty-two editors-in-chief who write for the most favoured car magazines in China. On the basis of more than 140 brand new car models released from Oct.1st 2014 to Sep.30th 2015 in mainland China, three rounds of voting and scoring are set to decide the top three of the five different award. A real test drive involving the shortlisted models was conducted on Nov 10th in Beijing and eventually given a closed scoring on the Internet.
Surrounded by the finest automotive creations available, “China Car of the Year” were looking for a product that offered the finest in product design, the highest levels of performance, while also considering market performance and sales status – and the Ferrari 488 GTB was a clear winner. Forty years on from Ferrari’s first ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse has written a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history.