Ferrari has teased its upcoming 488 Special Series in a short video ahead of the car’s debut in Geneva next month. Fast panning means that you’ll only see bits of the Speciale as it blasts around the track, driving home the company’s claims that the model will feature the highest racing technology transfer on a road-legal Ferrari and provide a “race-like experience even to non-professional drivers.”

It has been rumoured that the car, in which details emerged last month through slides leaked from a dealer presentation deck, will wear a GTO suffix as a nod to the 288 of old.

Changes have been made to the 3.9 litre F154 CB unit seen on the regular 488, the rework resulting in the brand’s most powerful V8 mill. No mention of output, but the automaker has said that the unit will have the highest power increase compared to that on a donor car for a V8 special series. Right now, the regular 488 has 670 PS and 760 Nm for output numbers.

Other revisions include a new Race gearshift strategy for the Getrag seven-speed dual-clutch F1 gearbox as well as new Side Slip Angle Control management system and a more direct steering ratio.

Aside from aerodynamic enhancements – which translate to a 20% improvement in aero efficiency over the standard 488 GTB – and some minor styling tweaks, there’s more carbon-fibre to be found on this one, with the front/rear bumpers, bonnet and rear spoiler made out of CF.

Inside, racing seats go on along with more CF, and other new elements in the cabin include aluminium floor panels and the omission of the glovebox. Carbon-fibre also features on the wheels – the GTO’s 20-inch, 10-spoke CF wheels are said to be 40% lighter than the standard wheels.

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