- Scale guide
The updated version of the 488 GTE for 2020, the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo is the evolution of the model, developed as a result of Ferrari’s to further refine certain aspects of one of its most successful cars. Unveiled at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Mugello, the engineering team behind the GTE Evo used innovative concepts derived from Ferrari’s track experience and feedback from the teams competing with the 488 GTE.
The engineers honed the 488 GTE Evo’s aerodynamics to boost the car’s stability with the new front-end design making a significant contribution. Over 18,000 hours of calculations and CFD simulations, followed by wind tunnel testing, went into the design of a new bumper with a smaller frontal section under the headlights. This has allowed the introduction of a pair of flicks to generate more downforce, making the car more stable without modifying the aero balance, thanks in part to turning vanes inside the splitter. Aerodynamic development also extended to other areas of the front of the 488 GTE: the vents on top of the wings are larger than its predecessor and the front section of the door more tapered to more efficiently channel lateral flows. The vents on the rear wing were also completely redesigned.
The 488 GTE’s vehicle dynamics were key in its success and had been further improved in the 488 GTE Evo. The engineers also focused on reducing the car’s weight with the result that more ballast could be used to attain the minimum weight imposed by the Balance of Performance, thus lowering the centre of gravity. In addition, all the vehicle dynamic controls, including the traction control and ABS, were optimised.
No performance upgrades were made to the engine, a twin-turbo V8 with a 90-degree angle between the cylinder banks, nor had any components been modified. However, the 488 GT3 Evo benefited from a new engine management system which improved reliability and guaranteed smoother, more precise torque delivery.
The 488 GTE Evo differed from its sister car the GT3 because of the additional 24H/Endurance package. Specifically designed for clients interested in endurance racing, the basic equipment included a front bumper with additional headlights, quick-fill couplings for engine oil and coolant, carbon-fibre clutch, brake callipers adopted from the GTE and steel wheel nuts. Optional features for the car included sensors for the coolant level and refuelling completion with warning lights, and Le Mans-type, 4,500 lumen LED main headlights.
Amalgam offer a unique bespoking service for every 488 GTE, with the option to recreate any team’s livery from any race. We will create for you a superbly and deeply detailed model replicating every aspect of your car’s specification, enhancing the already stunning features of the limited edition model, finishing with the precise colour of the paint and the interior finishes, down to the smallest details. Our close relationship with Ferrari allows us to access paint and other key options and specification data so that we can match everything to the exact specification of your car. We will in short create a model for you that is a perfect representation of the precious original in every detail.
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