Video: Limited-edition Ferrari 488 GT Modificata unveiled for the track

A new Ferrari 488 has been revealed with more than 500kW, but it can only be driven at racing circuits.

Ferrari has unveiled the 488 GT Modificata, a track-only vehicle made with parts developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE racing cars.

While Ferrari is coy about the exact figures, it says the 488 GT Modificata’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 engine puts out around 515kW of power – up more than 20kW over the standard road-going variant.

New gear ratios for the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, coupled with a carbon-fibre clutch, help transfer power to the rear wheels.

Aerodynamics have been reworked to bring the air pressure centre forward, helping to generate greater downforce without sacrificing drag, and improving the efficiency of the rear wing.

Besides the aluminium roof, the body is made predominantly from carbon-fibre, as with the 488 GTE.

The 488 GTE’s suspension has also been used in the 488 GT Modificata, mounted to aluminium uprights to reduce unsprung weight. Brembo brakes are tasked with slowing the Ferrari down.

A full telemetry data acquisition system from Bosch comes standard, together with a high-resolution rear camera and a tyre-pressure monitoring system.

Exactly how many will be made and how much it will cost remain unknown, but Ferrari has said it will only be available to customers who have participated in Competizioni GT with Ferrari, or Club Competizioni GT – the exclusive racing programs dedicated to Ferrari track models.

Curiously, the road-going version of the Ferrari 488 was discontinued in 2019, being succeeded by the Ferrari F8 Tributo.

Watch the launch video below and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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