Official-looking pictures of a hardcore Ferrari 488 surfaced on the forum this morning, giving us a first look at the car set to replace the 458 Speciale. The car looks identical to the one teased in a video uploaded to Facebook by the company last week, so we think this is the real deal.
What Ferrari still hasn't revealed are any specifications for the top-tier 488, which some are calling the 488 "Pista," which translates to "race track" in Italian. A leaked powerpoint presentation for the car that surfaced back in January said it would be getting a Challenge-derived engine capable of more than 700 horsepower, along with a bunch of upgraded aerodynamics. Judging by the pictures, we'd say the latter is correct. There are air channels, wings, and tunnels everywhere, as well as a huge splitter, big lip spoiler, and diffuser.
The interior is pure 488, with added alcantara and visible carbon fiber. A "488 Pista" badge can be seen mounted on the right side of the dash.
There's no telling when Ferrari will officially unveil the car, but considering all these recent leaks, it'll probably be sometime soon. Stay tuned.