Ferrari 488 GT3 announced image

Well, it may not be official at this point but it is something!

The Italian based automaker Ferrari is planning to replace the 458 GT3 with the addition of a newer version, based on the recently unveiled 488 GTB. The announcement hasn’t been made official at this point but according to a recent report, published by TopGear, the model in question will be ready in a couple of years. Our source is quoting a spokesman within the company who said that the racer will be ready in early 2017 but this will be revealed in late 2016. The carmaker is following its normal steps and this basically means that a Challenge version will appear in less than 12 months from now, being followed by the GT3 version.

The Ferrari 488 GTB has been unveiled earlier this year and this is an evolution of the 458 Italia. It has received an updated exterior design, with improved aerodynamics, new LED taillights, a new diffuser, a new wider front spoiler and so on. Under its hood, the 4.5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine has been dropped in favor of a new 3.9 liter twin turbo V8. This is capable of sending a total of 670 HP (493 kW) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels, through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, which is allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3 seconds and to go up to a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph).