With the release of the new Ferrari 488 GTE already behind them, iRacing have revealed a new promotional trailer for the car to celebrate the first of the Italian vehicles to hit the simulation. Destined to be the primary GT challenger of the Maranello marque, the 488 GTE has proven itself time and again in an array of GT competitions throughout the world. Now recreated in its virtual form as the first fruit of the new partnership with the legendary Italian brand, the 488 GTE has been released to iRacing members in the most recent build update of the game deployed back on Tuesday. Joining the other new GT challenger in the shape of the 2017 Ford GT, both cars are destined to take centre stage of a growing GT3 specification field. Catch the new iRacing Ferrari 488 GTE introduction trailer below: ----------------------- With more than 100 wins – including victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans – to its credit, the Ferrari 458 GTE was the proverbial tough act to follow. But the Ferrari 488 GTE was more than equal to the task, securing the 2016 World Endurance Cup for GT Manufacturers in its debut season with victories at Silverstone, Spa and the Nürburgring, as well as the 19th running of Petit Le Mans. Designed to capitalize on the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s new “mid-engine-friendly” aerodynamic regulations, the Ferrari 488 boasted a 50% increase in downforce over its predecessor thanks to a new front double splitter, exhaust-blown diffuser and underbody vortex generators; all with significantly reduced drag compared to the Ferrari 458. Coupled with a four liter, twin turbocharged V8 producing an estimated 490 horsepower and 479 ft/lb of torque, the Ferrari 488 GTE’s purposeful but sensuous shape makes it one of the world’s most potent GT race cars. iRacing.com is an online only racing simulation exclusive to PC. The Ferrari 488 GTE is available to purchase for $11.95. The iRacing sub forum here at RaceDepartment is a great place to meet up with fellow iRacing community members and discuss the simulation, consume the latest news and share and download custom built setups for the game. Head over and check it out today! Happy to see the Ferrari released for iRacing? What do you think of the car so far? How has the simulation developed with regards to European GT cars in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!