Ferrari's latest 488 Pista is one car that could outdo even the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. And after all the major leaks, the said vehicle is finally here. In fact, the press release included all the figures that you would like to know, proving that the 488 GTB you are looking at now is a much more powerful and substantially lighter version of the 488 GTB.
The 488 Pista (Italian for “track”) was brought to Maranello, and it has lost a lot of weight since then – a significant 90 kilograms (198 pounds). It now has a dry weight of only 1,280 kilograms (2,822 pounds), when the car is fitted with all the available optional lightweight goodies.
So after all the weight this car has lost, the automaker decided to give it an additional 50 horsepower for an overall output of 711 horsepower (530 kilowatts), which the automaker says is the largest increase in engine power for a special series car.
Ferrari’s most powerful biturbo 3.9 liter V8 also gained 10 Newton metres (7 pound feet) of torque over the GTB, which now offers an impressive 770 Newton metres (568 pound feet).
As for performance, the Pista only needs 2.85 seconds to hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) from zero, and it will run up to 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour) in only 7.6 seconds before continuing to its maximum speed of over 211 miles per hour (340 kilometers per hour). Meanwhile, the GTB needs 3 seconds to reach 100 kph, 8.3 seconds to 200 kph, before hitting 205 miles per hour (330 kph).
Ferrari’s engineers have definitely learned a lot since the FIA World Endurance Championship, so they decided to borrow some things from the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge race cars while developing the new road going 488 Pista.
What they came up with was to boost the car’s downforce by 20 percent compared to the regular GTB. The latter, on the other hand, is a more hardcore version which also sounds more aggressive and louder in all gears as well as throughout the entire rpm range.
If you would like to witness the Ferrari 488 Pista, you could head over to the 88th Geneva Motor Show on March 6th. This car definitely is not just beautiful, but its performance figures are also very impressive.
Overall, it looks very sporty and performs like one too. The automaker has not disclosed pricing for the 488 Pista just yet, and when the car will be release, but we will probably learn about these once we get closer to its public release.