- will make its racing debut at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
- The last time Ferrari took the win in at Le Mans was in 2014
Ferrari is all set to offer its best in a bid to win the much eluding win at Le Mans. Its weapon of choice will be an updated 488 GTE Evoluzione, or Evo, which debuted recently at a shakedown test on the Fiorano test track. Two cars, the numbers 51 and 71, appeared at Fiorano.
Ferrari hasn’t mentioned about the mechanical or design changes that the new car gets. But what was immediately apparent was a lovely new shade of metallic red with an updated livery. The outgoing 488 GTE helped Ferrari and AF Corse claim the driver's, team's, and manufacturer's titles in the GTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship last year. The windshield of the new car displays the colors of last year's world title.
The Ferrari 488 GTE is now its third year in the WEC. Over that time Ferrari has won two world championships and 11 races. The last time Ferrari took the win in at Le Mans was in 2014. Since then, a Corvette, Ford GT, and Aston Martin Vantage have left Le Mans victorious.
This year's Ferrari 488 GTE Evo will make its racing debut at the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May with the 24 Hours of Le Mans getting underway on June 16.