Ferrari 488 Pista Revealed

Ferrari 488 Pista Revealed

Ferrari 488 Pista Revealed

This advanced engine and super motor will have a speed of 100km/h in just 2.85 seconds, while blows by 200km/h in 7.6 seconds.

Thanks to the combination of more power and less weight, the 488 Pista will sprint to 62 miles per hour in only 2.8 seconds and top out at 211 miles per hour.

Ferrari hasn't said how much quicker the 488 Pista will be on a track, but considering how much work has gone into improving handling and aerodynamics, expect it to be more of a street-legal race auto than a more powerful 488 GTB. The Pista gets a 709bhp engine derived from the 488 Challenge racecar, and will also feature newly revised bodywork working towards maximising downforce and reduce drag.

Inside the Pista is as you would expect with other Ferrari supercars - sports seats, the hexagonal-like sports steering wheel and driver-focused cockpit, although more details will be released when the vehicle is publically unveiled in Geneva.

The Ferrari 488 Pista will be physically revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. Like those earlier racing-inspired specials, the new maximum 488 follows a well-trodden path: the new Pista adds more power, less weight and a whole host of go-faster tuning to justify the extra price.

The performance-obsessed numbers do make the Ferrari 488 Pista a stellar supercar. Given quoted top speeds of 340km/h for the GT2 RS and Pista, and 341 for the 720S, we'll call it a three-way performance tie.

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The 488 Pista has lost a significant 90 kilos versus the GTB, and then on the other hand, has gained 50 horses and 10 additional Nm.

Also, the 488 Spider's curvaceous body has been turned into a werewolf's courtesy of new air inlets, front lip, and rear diffuser.

Ferrari saves weight elsewhere with extensive use of carbon fibre. Not only do these components make the Ferrari 488 Pista look suitably sinister, they also help increase the downforce by 20 percent compared to the 488 GTB. Along with a host of fresh track-spec upgrades, for the first time ever, the company has introduced the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer in the 488 Pista.

It's also the first vehicle to use FDE, a system that automatically adjusts brake pressure on the calipers.

Ferrari has taken the covers off its new, track-oriented performance auto, due for a public unveiling at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.

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