has presented the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that
incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending
the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full
potential. The 488 GT Modificata is exclusively for use during track days and
at Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events.
The car’s name includes the word “Modificata”,
which in Ferrari jargon means designs that have been evolved for better performance.
It maximises the already outstanding performance of the 488 GT3 and the 488 GTE
by combining their most elective and innovative solutions, as well as
developing new technologies linked mainly to a powertrain no longer limited by
the FIA Balance of PerFormance.
legendary twin-turbo V8 was subject to advanced research, which resulted in
specific components and the carry-over of materials from the racing engine. The
maximum power delivered by the engine is now around 700 cv, due to the use of
innovative solutions and more extreme and high-performance mapping. All this
without compromising Ferrari’s proverbial reliability. The gearbox, available
with different transmission radios, and the carbon-fibre clutch, help to manage
the increased power and torque delivered by the engine.
488 GT Modificata is a perfect synthesis between the 488 GTE that competes in
the World Endurance Championship and the 488 GT3, queen of GT racing. These are
some of the most successful models in the history of the Prancing Horse. This
is clear from the over 350 wins and 630 podiums in national and
international races secured by the 488
GT3 along with the FIA World Endurance Championship Drivers’, Teams’ and Manufacturers’
titles, and the 488 GTE’s triumph in
the 24 Hours of Le
Mans and the Petit Le Mans.
intense development work on the Nordschleife
the 488 GT Modificata benefits
from completely revamped high-down force aerodynamics, shifting the pressure
centre forward. This generates higher
down force at the
front without increasing overall drag, making for better efficiency and
sensitivity to changes in rear wing
angle. Apart from the aluminium root and uprights, the bodywork is entirely in
carbon-fibre like the 488 GTE. This contributes to a downflorce of over 1000 kg
at 230 km/h.
defining the vehicle dynamics of the 488 GT Modificata the engineers opted to
use the 488 GTE’s suspension. The braking system was developed in partnership
with Brembo. It features the low
residual torque callipers
that are fitted
to world championship cars, coupled with an ABS system borrowed from the
488 GT3 Evo 2020, with specific settings. This synergy provides drivers with
formidable handling and powerful, stable braking with limited fading.
extensive standard equipment of the 488 GT Modificata includes a V-Box
acquisition system, which is combined with Bosch’s telemetry data acquisition
system. The expandable system allows data to be downloaded directly onto a USB
stick. The high-resolution rear-view camera, second seat and TPMS system for
measuring pre temperature and pressure also all come as standard.
all Ferraris, the 488 GT Modificata offers customers a wide range of customisation
options for both the exterior and interior. The car, produced in a very limited
series, will initially only be for drivers who, in recent years, have
participated in Competizioni GT with Ferrari or Club Competizioni GT.
488 GT Modificata will be
admitted to Club
Competizioni GT events, an initiative that is carving out an
increasingly prominent place among Ferrari’s track activities. The aim of Club Competizioni
GT is to bring back to the track
the most significant and successful cars in the recent history of Prancing
Horse closed- wheel racing, from the F40 Competizione to the more recent 488
GT3 and GTE. In 2021, customers will have the chance to participate in five
events on tracks that bring out both the handling and dynamic qualities of the
cars, such as the Virginia International Raceway, Monza, Watkins Glen, Suzuka
and Nurburgring, as well as the Finali Mondiali.
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