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2016 Ferrari 488 GT3

Ferrari has officially unveiled its 488 GTE and GT3 cars together at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali and they will debut in GT competition worldwide in 2016.

Presented Saturday at the Ferrari World Finals in Mugello, the turbocharged versions will make their debut at January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

It’s easy to spot the new 488-based cars by their large side intakes, which help feed cool air to the cars’ twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8s. No specs have been released but we know power will be reduced well below the 660 horsepower of the road car in line with regulations and the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox likely replaced with a sequential unit.

Both versions are nearly identical to each other, with the GTE version featuring a race-prepped 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, compared to a production-based unit of the same displacement in the GT3 challenger.

Ferrari 488 GT3 On Track

Ferrari 488 GT3 & GTE First Debut On Track



In Detail

type Racing Car
released at 2015 Ferrari Finali Mondiali
engine V8
position Mid, Longitudinal
aspiration Turbocharged
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 3902 cc / 238.11 in³
bore 86.5 mm / 3.41 in
stroke 83 mm / 3.27 in
body / frame Aluminum Body over Aluminum Chassis
driven wheels RWD