Official-looking pictures of a hard-core Ferrari 488 surfaced on the Ferrari Chat forum this morning, giving us a first look at the car that’s 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, judging by the label on the car, will be the 488 Pista (Italian for “racetrack”). A leaked PowerPoint presentation for the car that appeared 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. The pictures show air channels, wings, and tunnels everywhere as well as a huge splitter, a big lip spoiler, and a diffuser.
The interior is pure 488, with added Alcantara and visible carbon fiber. A 488 Pista badge can be seen on the right side of the dash.
There’s no word on when Ferrari will officially unveil the car, but the upcoming Geneva auto show is a good bet. Stay tuned.
A version of this story originally appeared on Road & Track.