Ferrari has officially revealed its new special series 488 Pista, which is a lighter and more powerful version of the 488 GTB.
The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will host the reveal of the new Ferrari 488 Pista, which draws from the Maranello-based firm’s experience in the FIA World Endurance Championship and succeeds previous V8-powered special series cars such the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale.
The lightweight Pista, meaning ‘track’, aims to offer ‘impeccable track-like performance on and off the road, even when in the hands of non-professional drivers’ according to Ferrari.
Weighing in at 1 280 kg, some 90 kg less than the 488 GTB, the 488 Pista is fitted with the most powerful V8 in Ferarri’s history, a biturbo 3.9-litre V8 that produces 530 kW and 770 Nm of torque.
Those are big numbers which result in small acceleration figures. Zero to 100 kph? 2.85 seconds. Zero to 200 kph? 7.6 seconds. Top speed? 340 kph. Ferrari says that the 488 Pista delivers both higher sound quality and intensity than the 488 GTB in all gears and at all engine speeds. Downforce has increased by as much as 20% over the 488 GTB too, thanks to racing solutions such as the F1-inspired S-Duct and front diffuser design.
The timing of the Ferrari 488 Pista is spot on, as rivals Porsche has just launched a new version of its GT3 RS supercar.
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