The 488GTE is the racing version of the Ferrari 488 GTB and is the successors to the 458 Italia GTE. It has more aggressive bodywork compared to the GT3 spec. of the 458 Italia thanks to the new 2016 FIA GTE and GT3 regulations, retaining basically the same engine used in the road car.
In 2016 the 488 GTE was entered by AF Corse in the FIA World Endurance Championship, competing also in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, while Risi Competizione lined it up in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Both the 488 GTE and GT3 were designed by Marco Fainello and unveiled at the 2015 Finali Mondiali Ferrari which took place at Mugello.
AF Corse is an Italian auto racing team founded by former racing driver Amato Ferrari in 1995 in Piacenza. Strongly linked to the Maserati and Ferrari brands, AF Corse currently competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, and International GT Open, and are four-time champions of the GT2 class of the former FIA GT Championship.
In July 2017, AFCorse #71 was driven by Davide RIGON (ITA), Sam BIRD (GBR) and Miguel MOLINA (ESP) in the Le Mans 24 hour race.
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