Ferrari could be set to introduce a track-focused version of the Ferrari 488 GTB dubbed the 488 GTO, according to a new report from Autocar.
The 488 GTO will serve as a successor to other performance focused versions of Ferrari’s mid-engine V8 cars such as the 458 Speciale, 430 Scuderia and the 360 Challenge Stradale. Like those models, it will have more power than the standard on car which it will be based, with the 3.9-liter V8 expected to have 700 horsepower on tap. The 0-60 mph sprint should happen in 2.7 seconds, while 0-124 mph will take about 7.5 seconds.
Also like its predecessors, the 488 GTO will be much lighter than the standard 488 with a stripped out interior, less sound deadening, lightweight wheels and additional carbon fiber components. Ferrari’s Side Slip Angle Control system will get new software as well and we’re expecting the automaker’s Virtual Short Wheelbase rear-wheel steering system to also be present.
The 488 GTO will arrive sometime in 2018 and will go on sale later in the year. Autocar predicts an entry-level price of £215,000 (a little more than $276,000 USD) and a very limited production run.