New lightweight special likely to debut in Geneva

Ferrari has teased a new special version of the 488 supercar, tipped to be named the 488 GTO.

In a 40-second clip on Facebook, the Prancing Horse shows the mystery model wearing the company's signature red paint contrasted with white and black striping.

We can see briefly that the rear end will get unique styling inspired by the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar, along with a 8000rpm redline.

Inside, the steering wheel has LED shift lights – just like a Formula One racer – though not much else can be seen during the video.

Further details are being withheld at this stage, but expect the 488 'GTO' to get more power than the 'standard' 488, along with a more aggressive aero kit and suspension setup to better compete with the manic Lamborghini Huracan Performante.

Stay tuned to CarAdvice for more updates, and for our coverage of the Geneva motor show next month. Click the photos tab for more images.