Ferrari 488 Pista Officially Revealed


This allows it to race from 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds, 0-124mph in 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 211mph.

As you would expect, extensive weight saving is key to the Ferrari 488 Pista's formula.

According to an Australian source, Ferrari officially unveiled 2018 488 Pista and it will cost $645,000 drive-away.

The key is more downforce, which has been increased by 20 percent over the 488 GTB.

Previously rumoured to be called the 488 GTO, the Pista (Italian term for "track") serves as the successor to Ferrari's V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale. More details about the vehicle will be known post its official unveiling 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.

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"Pista" means, simply, "Track", and the moniker is entirely apt as it's where the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista will truly thrive. The auto weighs 1279kg and going to reduce nearly 100kg in the heft of its weight compared to the standard 488 GTB.

We'll bring you live photos of the 488 Pista from Ferrari's stand at the Geneva Motor Show on March 6. The 488 Pista has a dry weight of 2,821 pounds, which is roughly a 200-pound savings over the 488 GTB (thanks in part to carbon fiber body panels).

The torque figures are less impressive with only just 10 Nm (7.38 lb-ft) gained, but there's also the 90 kilograms the Pista shaved off that need to be considered. A blown rear spoiler with a "suspended" appearance has been reshaped and made longer and higher for increased performance. This is a computer controlled system that adjusts brake pressure to control yaw angles, and without getting too technical, it's basically supposed to make even the most ham-fisted of us look like a driving ace behind the wheel.

At the back, the 488 Pista is fitted with a large carbon-fibre diffuser, ike that on the firm's GTE endurance racer, to further improve aerodynamic grip and reduce drag.

The 488 special edition wasn't expected to be officially revealed until Geneva, but Maranello has been scrambling to plug leaks for months now, with images and technical information seeping out since late previous year.