Final yr Ferrari unveiled the 488 GT3 Evo, a refined and massaged model of the 488 GT3 racecar that made its debut in 2016. Per FIA guidelines and rules, producers are allowed to make an all-new racecar (or an Evo model of their present automotive) as soon as each three years. So, if it is not an all-new racecar, what’s the 488 GT Modificata you see earlier than you? Easy reply: it is the latest track-day-only Ferrari. However you in all probability cannot purchase it.
The Modificata is supposed particularly for Ferrari Membership Competizioni GT, a particular race collection hosted by Ferrari and populated by homeowners of Ferrari GT racing automobiles. That signifies that if you happen to’re rich enough to own a Ferrari racecar or run a racing group that competes with a Ferrari, you’ll be able to participate on this racing collection, too. The 488 GT Modificata joins a listing of a dozen different Ferraris (F40 Competizione, the 550 GT, the 458 GT3, and so forth.) that may participate in Ferrari Membership Competizioni GT.
The Modificata itself is predicated on the 488 GT3, however in response to Ferrari, the Modificata transcends “the boundaries imposed by technical and sporting rules to use their full potential.” What that actually means is, as a result of the stability of efficiency guidelines imposed by the FIA on GT racecars do not apply to Ferrari’s personal race collection, the Modificata makes a tasty 700 hp. Ferrari says the Modificata’s gearbox is simply as dependable because the GT3’s, even when it has shorter gearing.
To tame all the additional horses prancing across the engine bay, Ferrari has additionally additional refined the aero stability of the 488, making considerably extra downforce—2,200 kilos at 143 mph—with out including extra drag.
Ferrari will make the Modificata in very restricted numbers, and the automotive is simply going to be made out there to individuals who have competed in Ferrari Membership Competizioni GT in recent times. Hopefully, a number of the Modificata’s trick bits will trickle right down to its (extra) attainable street automobiles within the close to future.