Ferrari 488 GTE
In addition to our selected Limited Edition models, we offer a unique tailor-made service for drivers, teams and sponsors of GT3 and GTE cars, perfectly replicating every detail of your car and its livery. 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 your race car in every detail.
Please note that only the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo 2020 model is available as part of a Limited Edition.
The endurance racing version of the 488 GTB, and the replacement for the 458 GT2, the Ferrari 488 GTE was built to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the European Le Mans Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Built by Ferrari’s in-house Competizioni GT unit, the car debuted at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona with the with the Scuderia Corsa, Risi Competizione and SMP Racing teams. It was an impressive debut, and the Scuderia Corsa entrant finished only a lap behind the class winning Corvette. The GTE has had strong success since, winning the 2016 and 2017 World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers and the 2017 Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Pro Teams in the World Endurance Championship, as well as the 2017 LMGTE Teams Championship in the European Le Mans Series. The GTE is powered by the 488’s twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8, producing around 600hp, less than the road car thanks to power restrictions in its race category. However, a 230kg weight saving ensured any straight-line speed lost would be minimal.
The Ferrari 488 GTE Evo (2018) and 488 GTE Evo 2020 both represent evolutions of the model, developed as a result of Ferrari’s attempts 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 GT3 Evo used innovative concepts derived from Ferrari’s track experience and feedback from the teams competing with the 488 GTE. Ferrari’s engineers honed the 488 GTE Evo’s aerodynamics, spending over 18,000 hours on calculations and CFD simulations, followed by wind tunnel testing. The 488 GTE’s vehicle dynamics were key in its success and had been further improved in the 488 GTE Evo. The wheelbase is longer, matching the 488 GTE, to optimise tyre use, reduce tyre wear and facilitate the conversion from GT3 to GTE. 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.
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.
These fine 1:8 scale models of the Ferrari 488 GTE, as well as its 2018 and 2020 Evo variants, have all been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Scuderia Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate CAD data of the car, provided to us by the team, has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
The Ferrari GTE Evo 2020 Limited Edition is based on the #61 Luzich Racing car as raced by Côme Ledogar, Oswaldo Negri Jr. and Francesco Piovanetti at the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans and consists of 199 pieces.
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In order for us to create your bespoke model, you will need to choose 4 extra options. Paint colour, interior colour, wheel style and caliper colour.
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