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2016 Ferrari 488 GTE

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 over the weekend at Mugello, the lineup includes both GTE and GT3 racers to replace the current models that were based on the 458 Italia.

Though little in the way of details were revealed at the vehicles’ presentation, the principal change they present over the accomplished versions they replace are their new turbocharged engines. The 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 replaced the 4.5-liter atmospheric V8 in the road-going version, and is now carried over to the race track as well. Output will, of course, be catered to the regulations pertaining to both classes.

The turbocharged versions will make their debut at January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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