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First Real Picture Of The Ferrari 488 GTO

A grainy shot from Ferrari’s recent preview event reveals the aggressive front end of the upcoming 488 ‘GTO’.

The picture has been leaked on Instagram, giving us a clear look at the new styling and aero choices the so-called 488 GTO will have.

Rumored to offer at least 700hp, the new hardcore mid-engined Ferrari will be powered by an evolution of the V8 found in the 488 Challenge race car. The engine is reportedly going to be 10 percent lighter than the 488 GTB’s stock twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8.

The same report goes on saying that the significantly revised bodywork will be 20 percent more aerodynamically efficient and feature the biggest amount of carbon fiber Ferrari has ever put in a normal, series-production model.

Ferrari is said to have taken the lessons learned from the GTE race cars and applied them to the aero agenda of the new 488 ‘GTO’ which will also feature a new Sideslip Management system, as well as a revised steering ratio and a new, more direct software for the dual-clutch transmission.

The hardcore version of the Ferrari 488 is believed to be coming to the Geneva Motor Show for its public debut, which -judging by just how finished the car looks- should prove to be true.

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