Ferrari, the 488 GTE Evo and the WEC

The World Endurance Championship. It’s pretty much the same as Le Mans or GT. But with slight differences, like Diet Coke and Coke Zero; 99% similarities, 1% difference. Then there’s Ferrari. The world’s most popular sports car brand. Put them together and what’ve you got? Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo!

Ferrari’s last victory at the WEC was way back in 2014 and, in automotive jargon, that’s as long as time began. This time, they’re trying their luck with the new 488 GTE Evoluzione.

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The car, which started out as the 488 GTE, started racing in 2016 where it won 3 rd or 4th place. It’s exactly where Ferrari don’t want to be and they’re betting their chips on the new Evo version of the car.

As with the base 488, the car has a 3.9L Twin-Turbo V-8 but sadly, there are currently no specs on power and torques. Well, who needs to know about it anyway? It’s not road-legal so why bother?

The trouble is, as an auto blogger and an avid fan of cars of all sorts, I like staying informed about the tiny details of a car. Bet you don’t know that the Ferrari Enzo has a Sun Radiation Sensor. Or that you can’t see very clearly out of it.

See what I mean? I’m assuming here, so be tolerant of my assuming ness. It prolly has close to 900 horses under the hood and could prolly do the naught to sixty in just two- point-five seconds and on to a top speed of 220 miles per hour.

Again, I’m just making a calculated guess; no figures have been released by the Prancing Horse and there isn’t any need to release figures. They haven’t even released price tags because it isn’t road-legal, so you folks can moan and groan all you want, you ain’t gettin’ nothin’.

Unless they want you to.

Reference: Ferrari 488 GTE Evo debuts at Fiorano, aiming for victory at Le Mans