Traditionally, the hot, track-focused model that comes after every new Ferrari GT super car is called something exotic; a name never used before on other models. It was Challenge Stradale for the 360, Scuderia for the 430, and Speciale for the 458. To technically, what you see here is not going to be called Ferrari 488 GTB Speciale because that one’s already been used.
Whatever they call it though, chances are the super-high-performance version of the 488 GTB will looks somewhat similar to this rendering – from the back anyway. The normal tailpipes will give their place to two separate and considerably larger single pipes sticking out of the rear apron, while the fascia gets adorned with more holes and ducts, each with a purpose, either enhancing the aerodynamics or improve the cooling. There will also be a new diffuser, more prominent front splitter, and new side skirts.
In terms of performance, since the standard 488 has 670 horsepower, one would imagine the Ferrari 488 GTB Speciale will get something like 700, if not more. The car will also shed a few kilos here and there and its electronic systems will get revised for a more aggressive driving experience. The upshot of all this is that the hot GTB will be significantly quicker than its standard sibling. We reckon it will be just as fast as the LaFerrari hyper car!
Renderings by E.MilanoRendering: Ferrari 488 GTB Speciale,