Looking Ahead: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Hyper 488GTO is Coming This Year
Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is set to bring on a Hyper edition of its super 488 GTB to market some time this year, according to the latest information gleaned from the Maranello outfit
Recently an entry for a “488 Special Series Coupe” was discovered among the Y 2018 models Ferrari submitted for certification by the California Air Resources Board.
The new model is listed alongside the existing 488 GTB, 488 Spider, GTC4Lusso T, and California T; all of them powered by versions of the same 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The non specific entry points quite towards a more track like take on Maranello’s mid-engined V8 Supercar, following in the footsteps of the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia, and 458 Speciale.
No indication yet on what name it will carry, but do not be surprised if it’s designated GTO in the spirit of earlier 599, 288, and 250 models.
Whatever it is named, I expect a debut at the Geneva Motor Show this March.
What we do know is the more focused 488 will pack more power, less weight, and a stiffened suspension in similar spirit to the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Porsche 911 GT2 RS, both of which have proven their strength around the Nürburgring.
Stripes, yes it will probably have stripes.
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