Over the past few days, Ferrari has experienced some serious exposure of it’s Ferrari 488 “GTO”. It appears as if it had been conducting dealer, client or internal shows to clarify what it’s planned for the raw performance version of its 488. usually therefore careful with these kinds of launches, the Italian manufacturer seems to possess allowed an errant photographer into the presentation as these photos clearly demonstrate!
The specs have appeared on a website referred to as FerrariPhotoPage and show overviews of what Ferrari has planned. The photograph of the front seems to own been leaked severally though we tend to are unaware of the source.
The familiar 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine will still report for duty, but power is expected to increase from 660 horsepower to 700 hp. We previously proposed the hardcore 488 could utilize a hybrid system similar to the LaFerrari’s KERS-type unit. It can recover energy from both the engine and under braking.
Additional updates will likely include enhanced aerodynamics and chassis tweaks. Ferrari will almost certainly work to shave weight from the car since competitors, such as McLaren, have outgunned the 488 GTB.
The GTO name last appeared on the 599 GTO in 2010. It recalls the 288 GTO of the 1980s and the 250 GTO of the 1960s. Its revival would be quite fitting since the “O” in “GTO” actually stands for “Omologato,” or “homologation” in Italian. Ferrari does race the 488, and we’re absolutely OK with a race-inspired variant before the 488’s successor debuts around 2020.