Today, Ferrari unveils the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the skills and 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 maximizes the 488 GT3 and the 488 GTE’s already outstanding performance by combining their most effective and innovative solutions and developing new technologies linked mainly to a powertrain no longer limited by the FIA Balance of Performance. The legendary twin turbo V8 was subject to advanced research, which resulted in specific components and the racing engine’s carry-over materials. The engine’s maximum power is now around 700 cv, due to innovative solutions and more extreme and high-performance mapping. All this without compromising Ferrari’s proverbial reliability.
The 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.
When 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 calipers 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.
Like all Ferraris, the 488 GT Modificata offers customers a wide range of customization options for both the exterior and interior. The car, produced in a minimal series, will initially only be for drivers who, in recent years, have participated in Competizioni GT with Ferrari or Club Competizioni GT.