Ferrari Australia has announced they are enjoying a huge demand for the 488 GTB, but this has extended the waiting list to four years.

Ferrari Australia has announced they are enjoying a huge demand for the 488 GTB, but this has extended the waiting list to four years.

Future 488 GTB buyers in Australia are having what it's best described as a first world problem since the pre-order list is so extensive that it could lead to a massive four-year wait. Speaking to CarAdvice, Ferrari Australia's CEO and president Herbert Appleroth said they received "well over 100" orders in only one week after the model was officially launched locally and since then the number has grown to more than 430 orders, thus generating a possible four-year wait.

Amazingly, Appleroth went on to specify that by the end of the year the 488 GTB will likely reach sold out status in Australia for its entire lifecycle. It costs $469,888 AUD (before on-road costs) which makes it $55,529 AUD cheaper than its predecessor, the 458 Italia, which is certainly one of the reasons why it's enjoying so much success.

Herbert Appleroth mentioned the 488 Spider will arrive in Australia six months after the coupe and it will obviously be significantly more expensive, but we won't be surprised if it will be very popular as well.

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Massive demand for Ferrari 488 GTB in Australia generates four-year waiting list