Ferrari 488 GT3, GTE Race Cars Unveiled in Italy

The new Ferrari 488 GT3 and GTE race cars were unveiled this past weekend in Italy.

The Italian automaker hosted its Finali Mondiali event at Mugello Circuit, where it pulled the covers off the race variants for the new 488 GTB. The new race cars will replace the current 458-based variants at the start of next season and includes the GT3 and GTE versions, with the latter designed for the World Endurance Championship. Although specifications on the race cars weren’t announced at the event, the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine will carry over from the production model to the race track. Don’t expect it to have the same 660 horsepower output, however, as regulations will limit the amount of power the 488 can make based on their class and race series.

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Now that Ferrari has unveiled the 488 GT3 and GTE race cars, expect the automaker to follow it up with a new Challenge variant to accommodate Ferrari’s own spec racing series.

Also making an appearance at Finali Mondiali was the new Ferrari F12 tdf. The company also confirmed that next year’s event will take place at Daytona International Speedway from December 1-4, 2016. It also marks the first time that Finali Mondiali will be hosted in the U.S.

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