As with any Special Series Ferrari its lighter, faster and drop dead gorgeous!
I have a feeling that Ferrari doesn’t know the meaning of the term “Viral” when it comes to the internet as it tried to contain the leaked images of this car. They went as far reporting and removing many posts (especially on Instagram), they failed miserably but we’ll give them an E For Effort.
On to bigger news, the car. Set to make its public debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, Ferrari claims that it will maintain the ” critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling” which was received by its V8-engined special series predecessors.
Compared to the standard 488 GTB the 488 Pista weighs less, a whole 90kgs lighter in fact. Ferrari states, “The 488 Pista’s extensive weight saving solutions, along with the engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic developments all derive from Ferrari‘s racing cars: the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge. The result is a car with an uncompromising mission: to offer track-like performance on and off the road, even when in the hands of non-professional drivers.”
Power comes from the same 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 in the 488 GTB but now churns out a monstrous 530 kW and 770 N.m of torque. The results? A 0-100 km/h sprint time of just 2,85 seconds, 0-200 km/h sprint 7,6 seconds and a top speed of 340 km/h. Yes ladies and gentlemen, let those crazy figures sink in.
The 488 Pista gets Formula 1-inspired S-Duct up front, front diffusers borrowed from the 488 GTE race car, and a rear spoiler that all work together to increase downforce by 20 percent. The 488 Pista also uses Ferrari’s Side-Slip Angle Control system that manages the electronically controlled limited-slip differential, traction control, stability control, the magnetic suspension, and brake pressure.
Ferrari hasn’t released pricing yet, but we have pretty good feeling that these are all sold out already, but one just can’t wait to see the crazy specification some owners have ordered with their cars.