Ferrari 488 GTE

The Ferrari 488 GTE is a grand tourer racing car built by Ferrari's in-house Competizioni GT unit, for competition in endurance racing. It is a replacement for the Ferrari 458 GT2 racing car, using the Ferrari 488 as a base. The car is built in accordance with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest/FIA LM GTE regulations introduced for the 2016 season, and it currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, and the European Le Mans Series.[3] The car had its race debut at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona, with the Scuderia Corsa and Risi Competizione teams.[4]

Ferrari 488 GTE
Ferrari 488 GTE Evo
Clearwater Racing Ferrari 488 GTE Mok Silverstone 2018 Village.jpg
#61 Clearwater Racing Ferrari 488 GTE
CategoryLM GTE
ConstructorFerrari Competizioni GT
PredecessorFerrari 458 GT2
Technical specifications[1][2]
Length4,614 mm (182 in)
Width2,050 mm (81 in)
Height1,090 mm (43 in)
Axle track2,045 mm (81 in) (Front & Rear)
Wheelbase2,710 mm (107 in)
EngineFerrari 3,996 cc (4.0 L; 243.9 cu in), 90° V8, Turbocharged, in excess of 600 bhp (447 kW; 608 PS) @6000RPM, 700 N⋅m (516 lb⋅ft) @5200RPM, RMR
Transmission6 Forward, 1 Reverse sequential manual
WeightACO regulated base weight 1,245 kg (2,745 lb)
FuelShell
Tyres
Competition history
Notable entrantsItaly AF Corse
United States Risi Competizione
United States Scuderia Corsa
Italy Iron Lynx
United Kingdom JMW Motorsport
Singapore Clearwater Racing
Switzerland Spirit of Race
Notable driversUnited Kingdom Sam Bird
Italy Alessandro Pier Guidi
United Kingdom James Calado
Italy Davide Rigon
Finland Toni Vilander
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Debut2016 24 Hours of Daytona
RacesPoles
4710
Teams' Championships1 (2017 FIA WEC)
Constructors' Championships2 (2016 & 2017 FIA WEC)

DevelopmentEdit

Ferrari 488 GTEEdit

Following the announcement and launch of the Ferrari 488, it was subsequently confirmed by a Ferrari spokesperson that a racing version of the car would be unveiled soon.[5] On 30 August 2015, spy photographs were published, showing a highly camouflaged car undergoing testing at the ACI Vallelunga Circuit, which showed major differences in the car compared to the outgoing 458 GT2, although the front bumper was noted to be largely similar to the outgoing car.[6] The car was launched at the 2015 Finali Mondiali, at the Mugello Circuit, alongside its GT3 counterpart.[7] At the launch, few details of the car were disseminated, with the engine carrying over from the 488 GTB being the main announcement.[8] The car is known to be able to be converted between LM GTE, and Group GT3 specification, due to the relative similarity of both cars.[9]

Ferrari 488 GTE EvoEdit

 
#51 AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE Evo, 2018 6 Hours of Silverstone

On 13 November 2017, it was confirmed by the Ferrari Competizioni GT technical coordinator, Ferdinando Cannizzo, that both the 488 GTE and GT3 would be receiving Evo kits, aimed at improving reliability, as well as aero performance optimization.[10] The 488 GTE Evo had its shakedown test, at the Ferrari's Fiorano Circuit, in Maranello, Italy on 30 March 2018.[11] Following a Balance of Performance wind tunnel test at the WindShear facility, the 488 GTE Evo had its front dive-planes removed.[12] It was later suggested by Competizioni GT Technical Coordinator Ferdinando Cannizzo that the car could potentially remain in competition until 2021 with a second Evolution, instead of Ferrari developing a new car.[13]

Lego VersionEdit

The lego version of the GTE was released on January 2018 with the two other cars in the Garage.


Competition HistoryEdit

2016 FIA World Endurance ChampionshipEdit

World Endurance Cup for GT ManufacturersEdit

Manufacturer  
SIL
 
SPA
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
MEX
 
COA
 
FUJ
 
SHA
 
BHR
Total

points

Pos.
  Ferrari 1 1 4 1 2 2 3 3 2 294 1st
2 6 Ret 2 4 3 4 5 3

FIA Endurance Trophy for LM GTE Pro TeamsEdit

Car Team  
SIL
 
SPA
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
MEX
 
COA
 
FUJ
 
SHA
 
BHR
Total

points

Pos.
71   AF Corse 1 1 Ret 2 4 3 4 5 3 134 3rd
51   AF Corse 2 Ret Ret 1 2 2 3 3 2 128 5th

2016 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar ChampionshipEdit

GT Le Mans Teams ChampionshipEdit

Team DAY SEB LBH LGA WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR AUS ATL Points NAEC Pos.
No. 62 Risi Competizione 6 4 3 5 6 7 4 5 7 8 1 305 32 5th
No. 68 Scuderia Corsa 4 7 6 2 5 8 164 27 10th

GT Le Mans Manufacturers ChampionshipEdit

Manufacturer DAY SEB LBH LGA WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR AUS ATL Points NAEC Pos.
Ferrari 4 4 3 2 5 7 4 5 7 8 1 317 40 4th

2017 FIA World Endurance ChampionshipEdit

GT World Endurance Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Manufacturer  
SIL
 
SPA
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
MEX
 
COA
 
FUJ
 
SHA
 
BHR
Total

points

Pos.
  Ferrari 2 1 4 1 2 1 1 3 1 305 1st
5 2 7 9 6 3 5 6 2

Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Pro TeamsEdit

Car Team  
SIL
 
SPA
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
MEX
 
COA
 
FUJ
 
SHA
 
BHR
Total

points

Pos.
51   AF Corse 2 2 7 1 6 1 1 3 2 164 1st
71   AF Corse 5 1 4 8 2 3 5 6 1 143 4th

Endurance Trophy for LMGTE Am TeamsEdit

Car Team  
SIL
 
SPA
 
LMS
 
NÜR
 
MEX
 
COA
 
FUJ
 
SHA
 
BHR
Total

points

Pos.
61   Clearwater Racing 1 3 1 4 5 2 2 4 2 179 2nd
54   Spirit of Race Ret 4 5 2 4 3 1 Ret 3 117 4th

2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar ChampionshipEdit

GT Le Mans Manufacturers' TrophyEdit

Manufacturer DAY SEB LBH AUS WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA ATL Points NAEC Pos.
Ferrari 3 3 9 9 3 2 3 204 19 5th

2017 European Le Mans SeriesEdit

 
The JMW Motorsport Ferrari in the pitbox before the 2017 4 Hours of Spa.

LMGTE Teams ChampionshipEdit

Team SIL
 
MNZ
 
RBR
 
LEC
 
SPA
 
POR
 
Total Pos.
  No. 66 JMW Motorsport 5* 1* 2 3 2 2 104 1
  No. 55 Spirit Of Race 4 Ret 1 1 4 Ret 77 4
  No. 51 Spirit Of Race 6 4 4 4 1 Ret 70 6

* - Points scored by the Ferrari 458 Italia GT2.

2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar ChampionshipEdit

GT Le Mans Teams ChampionshipEdit

Team DAY SEB LBH MOH WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA ATL Points NAEC Pos.
#62 Risi Competizione 5 5 9 74 19 9th

GT Le Mans Manufacturers ChampionshipEdit

Manufacturer DAY SEB LBH MOH WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA ATL Points NAEC Pos.
Ferrari 5 5 9 84 21 5th

2018-19 FIA World Endurance ChampionshipEdit

World Endurance GTE Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Manufacturer  
SPA
 
LMS
 
SIL
 
FUJ
 
SHA
 
SEB
 
SPA
 
LMS
Total

points

Pos.
  Ferrari 3 4 1 4 5 4 2 1 194 2nd
11 6 11 10 6 6 6 9

2019 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar ChampionshipEdit

GT Le Mans Teams ChampionshipEdit

Team DAY SEB LBH MOH WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA ATL Points NAEC Pos.
#62 Risi Competizione 2 1

GT Le Mans Manufacturers ChampionshipEdit

Manufacturer DAY SEB LBH MOH WGL MOS LIM ELK VIR LGA ATL Points NAEC Pos.
Ferrari 2 1

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Ferrari 488 GTE & GT3 Technical Specifications". Retrieved 9 August 2019.
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  5. ^ Ferrari. "Ferrari confirms racing 488 coming in next 18 months". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  6. ^ Ferrari. "Racing Ferrari 488 GTE spied for the first time". Motor1.com. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
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