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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rendered Ferrari 488XX Needs to Happen


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ferrari 488xx render photo

It’s easy to see why the all-new Ferrari 488 GTB looks to be a world beater. The team from Maranello have pulled significant design input from their WEC, Formula 1, and exclusive XX programs to engineer the turbocharged 458 successor.

This gorgeous rendering – a “Ferrari 488XX” if you will – envisions what the Scuderia could do if they take the new supercar to the next level on the track. It was penned by designer Yasid Oozeear, and though it doesn’t actually exist in the real world yet, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Ferrari will make one happen in the future. At least, we hope.

ferrari 488 gtb photo

Until that day happens, we’ll delightfully have to settle for the standard 488 GTB and its stonking acceleration of zero to 125 mph in 8.3 seconds – yes, more of that!

Power comes from Ferrari’s new 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 engine with 660 horsepower and a hefty 560 lb-ft of torque. Ferrari notes that the 488 achieves 50 percent more downforce and reduced drag than its predecessor.

By the looks of it, the winged and aero-enabled 488XX render would push that downforce even further. Given the latest advancements in the XX program – the stunning Ferrari FXX K hypercar – any future 488XX could bolt on some hybridized horsepower.

 The FXX K wallops a 1036 horsepower punch thanks to its kinetic energy recovery system (producing 187 hp on its own). In the 488XX, that same unit would leverage the theoretical track car’s output up to a searing 847 horsepower. Yowza.