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Price is EUR 1.011.500,–
The Ferrari 488 GTE is a remarkable racing car that combines technology, performance, and history. This racing car represents the legacy of the Ferrari brand and stands for continuous innovation and development in motorsport. The frame of the Ferrari 488 GTE is entirely made of aluminum and is designed to achieve an optimal combination of lightweight construction and strength. This ensures exceptional responsiveness and handling, precisely what a racing car needs. The GTE is based on a reinforced 488 road car to meet the demands of the racetrack. Two struts, one in the front and one in the rear, ensure safety by maximizing energy absorption and protecting the integrity of the cockpit in case of an accident. An integrated high-strength steel roll cage structure also reinforces the driver’s seat and the fuel tank itself. This structure guarantees perfect consumption and complete fuel utilization. The structure and kinematics of the suspension design have been completely redesigned specifically for the GTE, while retaining the concept of the road model. Adjustable front and rear stabilizers and shock absorbers are easily accessible to quickly optimize the car for racing. The electronic hardware and control software have been specially developed and designed for the GTE. The extensive use of motorsport components and the integration of electronic units through CAN and high-speed Ethernet communication ensure a high level of precision and maximum responsiveness in the controls. The boost control, traction control, and the ergonomic steering wheel with integrated traction control selection are the result of years of experience in GT racing and the evolution of Formula 1 single-seaters, allowing the driver to confidently exploit the full potential of the car. The data acquisition system, created with a powerful circuit board, enables in-depth performance analysis to improve the correlation between the vehicle’s configuration and its actual performance. Even the electrical system has been optimized to allow the driver to maximize the car’s potential. The GTE´s V8 turbocharged engine shows the most significant differences compared to the road version. The racing V8 has redesigned core components such as pistons, shafts, connecting rods, and turbochargers. The carefully positioned air cooler at the compressor outlet reflects the goal of achieving the quickest possible engine response. Continuous testing is carried out to achieve maximum performance, responsiveness, and superior handling. The completely removable body, except for the roof area, is made of carbon fiber. The body and frame combine to provide outstanding structural integrity, optimizing the car’s stability while remaining extremely lightweight. The 488 GTE continues the tradition of outstanding reliability, which has always been a source of great pride for Ferrari.
The offered vehicle has been converted to a 488 GTE 2019 EVO and specially optimized for long-distance races. It is equipped with five-way adjustable Multimatic dampers and features long-distance headlights, long-distance brakes, air conditioning, a driver helmet cooling system, cockpit lighting, a drinking system from Progressive Motorsport, a carbon fiber clutch, F1-style steel wheel nuts, Motec 4G telemetry, a rearview camera, a lithium battery, and a tire pressure and temperature monitoring system. It also offers a USB data recording and download system. The vehicle being offered here has an impressive history in various racing events, including:
– It achieved 3rd place in GT3 specification at the Fuji Blancpain Asia ProAm in 2018.
– It also secured 3rd place in the Blancpain Asia ProAm 2018 races in Suzuka and Ningbo.
– The vehicle achieved 2nd place in GT3 specification at the ProAm Suzuka 10 Hours in the same year.
– Another significant success was the victory in the GT3 specification at the California 8 Hours in 2019.
Under the GTE specifications, the Ferrari participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020 but retired in 15th place, just 13 minutes before the end of the race due to technical issues. Through a complete revision of the vehicle, the engine, transmission, drive shafts, and shock absorbers have only covered a mileage of 4,700 KM.