Ferrari 488 Pista a true track machine
The 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale. These have all 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 sporty dynamics and the level of technological carryover from racing. The name is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports.
The car developed directly from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship where it has won five Manufacturers’ titles.
The 488 Pista’s extensive weight saving solutions, along with engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamic developments, 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 nonprofessional drivers.
Compared to the 488 GTB, the new model weighs an impressive 90kg less which, when combined with the largest ever increase in engine power for a special series car (37kW more), results in a new benchmark for Ferrari’s V8 sports cars.
Its engine is the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history and is an extreme evolution of the unit that has won the International Engine of the Year award in both 2016 and 2017. It punches out 530kW with the highest specific output in its class (136kW per litre).