Ferrari's 488 GT Modificata is a track day weapon

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• Ferrari unveiled a track-only version called the 488 GT Modificata that customers can buy.

• The name loosely translates into 'designs that have been evolved for better performance'. 

• The bodywork is entirely in carbon-fibre like the 488 GTE.


Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE.

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. 

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ferrari_488gt

The twin-turbo V8 was subject to advanced research, which resulted in specific components and the carry-over of materials from the racing engine. The maximum power delivered by the engine is now around 514kW, due to the use of innovative solutions and more extreme and high-performance mapping, according to the company.

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Tested at the Nurburgring Nordschleife

Ferrari says the car was developed on the Nordschleife and benefits from completely revamped high-downforce aerodynamics, shifting the pressure centre forward. This generates higher downforce at the front without increasing overall drag, making for better efficiency and sensitivity to changes in rear wing angle.

Apart from the aluminium roof and uprights, the bodywork is entirely in carbon-fibre like the 488 GTE, this creates a downforce of over 1000 kg at 230km/h, the Italian supercar maker says.

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ferrari_488gt

Dynamics

When defining the vehicle dynamics of the 488 GT Modificata the engineers opted to use the 488 GTE's suspension, the company said. The braking system was developed in partnership with Brembo. It features the low residual torque callipers that are fitted to world championship cars, coupled with an ABS system borrowed from the 488 GT3 Evo 2020, with specific settings.

Unique equipment

The standard equipment of the 488 GT Modificata includes a V-Box acquisition system, which is combined with Bosch's telemetry data acquisition system.

The driver can use the expandable system to download the data directly onto a USB stick. The high-resolution rear-view camera, second seat, and TPMS system for measuring tyre temperature and pressure also all come as standard.

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ferrari_488gt

Compiled by Sean Parker

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