Track Ready 2019 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 488 GTO ‘Spied’
A Motorcar journalist has spied the upcoming spiced-up version of the Ferrari 488, which is tentatively labeled as the 488 GTO, on multiple occasions.
Nevertheless, we can now take a peek at the aero-shaped nose of the Supercar, with the visual aggression boost being noticeable.
While the Maranello outfit hardly ever allows its test cars to motor around without heavy camouflage covering them, the Red Prototipo seen above allows us to see the new front fascia to engine in the spy-shot.
Of course, the front apron is just a part of the new aerodynamic scheme that will allow the racetrack ready car to deliver a down=force increase, one that might employ active aerodynamics.
The competition for Ferrari’s V8 mid-engine Supercar is stiff, but not too stiff. McLaren does not have a rival to this new Ferrari.
And 2 of its rivals; the 640 hp Lamborghini Huracan Performante and the 700 hp Porsche 911 GT2 RS have fought for the Nurburgring production car lap record, with the Porsche taking the Raging Bull’s trophy.
So, you can be sure that Ferrari is ready to deliver an extreme machine that bests all competition.
The power-to-weight ratio of the 488 GTB is very improved, since the track special badge will bring on an output jump to over 700 hp.
The rumors talk about the newcomer receiving a hybrid power-plant, but the KERS rumors need to be taken with a grain of salt.
The Ferrari 488 GTO will debut next year, coming to the US as a 2019 model, with the Geneva Motor Show in March being the venue for debuting of the new mid-engined Supercar.
Meanwhile, you can check out a prototype of this Ferrari doing its thing on the Nurburgring, with the spy footage having been recorded earlier this year.
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