The Corvette C8.R had Better Watch Out
At the Finali Mondiali motorsport get-together at the Mugello circuit in Italy, Ferrari lifted the covers on the 2020 488 GT3 Evo racing car. The 488 will continue racing for 2020 and possibly even after that. The car has been passed up by the Ferrari F8 Tributo, but it will carry on on the track.
The 488 GT3 Evo will compete in the GT classes of the World Endurance Championship and WEatherTech SportsCar Championship. That puts it on a path to compete with the new Corvette C8.R that the world has been buzzing about since Chevrolet revealed it earlier this year.
The Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo gets aerodynamics, dynamics, ergonomics, safety, and reliability updates. The car has a longer wheelbase, a front end revised so that it cools things better and provides better downforce, and a lighter-weight seat. Those are only the highlights, though. Ferrar really went through the car to make it an amazing racing machine. According to Motor Authority, the team spent over 18,000 hours on the front fascia alone.
The engine is still the same twin-turbo V8 but it gets a new system to manage torque and power. The goal is a more linear and smoother power delivery, which should help improve reliability. Ferrari will offer an upgrade kit for racing teams that are already running the 488 GT3. This allows them to have much of what the 488 GT3 Evo has. We can’t wait to see this car go up against the new C8.R.