FER­RARI 488 PISTA: BLEND OF EXHILARATION AND PER­FOR­MANCE

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The Fer­rari 488 Pista is the suc­ces­sor to Fer­rari's V8-en­gined spe­cial se­ries – the 360 Chal­lenge Stradale, 430 Scud­e­ria and 458 Spe­ciale – which have re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim for their per­for­mance and undi­luted han­dling. The Fer­rari 488 Pista marks a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward from the pre­vi­ous spe­cial se­ries in terms of both sporty dy­nam­ics and the level of tech­no­log­i­cal car­ry­over from rac­ing. The name is a di­rect homage to Fer­rari's un­par­al­leled her­itage in mo­tor­sports.

Com­pared to the 488 GTB, the new model weighs an im­pres­sive 90 kg less (1,280 kg dry) which, when com­bined with the largest-ever in­crease in engine power for a spe­cial se­ries car (+50 cv), re­sults in a new bench­mark for Fer­rari's V8 sports cars.

Its engine is the most pow­er­ful V8 in Fer­rari's his­tory and is an ex­treme evo­lu­tion of the turbo unit that won the over­all In­ter­na­tional Engine of the Year award ti­tles in 2016 as well as 2017.

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