Video: James May puts car reviewing hat back on for Ferrari test

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James May drives Ferrari 488 GTB

James May's Top Gear TV days may be over, but the presenter is still appearing in front of the camera – and driving suitably exotic machinery – with him now trying out the latest car to emerge from the Ferrari stable.

In this Sunday Times video, the ex-TG presenter gets behind the wheel of the new Ferrari 488 GTB, a vehicle that takes over from the 458 Italia in Ferrari forecourts, but offers something different to its predecessor – a turbocharger.

Ferrari purists may bemoan the addition of a turbocharger, which erodes the typical Ferrari high-revving fury, in the name of power and efficiency, but it's not just the engine that's new, with the 488 GTB boasting a new design and suspension among other changes.

An extra 100bhp means that this new car is no slouch, though the new motor does now look like a coffee machine according to Mr May. Check out May's conclusion – and see whether you should be saving up the £184,000 needed to put a 488 GTB on the drive – in the video below.