2021 Ferrari 488 GT Modificata: Track-only special revealed

Ferrari has taken the best bits of its 488 GT3 and 488 GTE racers, and slotted them into a more powerful middle child for track day enthusiasts.

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The 488 GTB might be gone from the Ferrari road car range, but it hasn’t been forgotten in the racing world.

The Prancing Horse has unveiled another track-only version of its last V8 supercar, dubbed the 488 GT Modificata.

Freed up from the FIA Balance of Performance regulations, the Modificata sits between the race-only 488 GT3 and GTE racers. It won’t line up on the grid in any FIA events – instead, it’ll ply its trade at private track days or Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events.

Although its roots are in GT3 and GTE racing, the Modificata actually moves the game on with more power. The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine has 515kW of power, up 22kW on the road 488 GTB and around 100kW on the 488 GT3.

The aerodynamics package is derived from that of the 488 GTE, but Ferrari says the car’s aerodynamic centre has been moved forward to put more weight over the nose and increase the car’s sensitivity to rear wing tweaks.

Total downforce is more than 1000kg (yes, a tonne) at 230km/h.

Under the carbon fibre skin are a set of brakes developed by Brembo, managed by a race-ready ABS system to help amateur drivers inch up to the limit.

There’s also a full telematics system hiding beneath the car’s race-ready exterior, tyre-pressure monitoring, a rear-view camera, and the ability to download data direct to a USB.

Buyers will be able to fully customise the exterior of the Modificata, as you’d expect.

Would you take the race-only 488 GT Modificata over a track-focused supercar like the McLaren Senna?

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