The redesign of the front end has made the car more stable, as intended by the engineers. Over 18,000 hours of calculations with CFD simulations and wind tunnel testing also resulted in a new bumper, which now has a smaller front section under the headlights. This has made it possible to accommodate a pair of flicks inside the new shape, generating a more effective downforce and performing the fundamental role of stabilising the car. At the same time, the aerodynamic balance remains unchanged, partly due to the work on the splitter flow diverters.
The aerodynamic overhaul also included other parts of the front of the 488 GT3, like the vents on top of the wing, features that have been enlarged in comparison with the previous model. Those at the rear have been completely redesigned, together with the front part of the door, which is now more tapered for better lateral flow channelling. The introduction of the 488 GT3 Evo 2020 also allowed the optimisation of the vehicle dynamics, one of the key strengths of the 488 GT3. The changes include a longer wheelbase, now identical to that of the 488 GTE. The aim was to optimise tyre use, reduce tyre wear and facilitate the conversion from GT3 to GTE.
The 488 GT3’s vehicle dynamics have been key in its success, and this area has been further improved in the new 488 GT3 Evo 2020. The wheelbase is longer, as in the 488 GTE, to optimise tyre use, reduce tyre wear and facilitate the conversion from GT3 to GTE. The engineers focused on reducing the car's weight with the result that more ballast can be used to attain the minimum weight imposed by the Balance of Performance, thus lowering the centre of gravity.