Ferrari 488 Pista: Brilliant track-derived combination of exhilaration and performance

Posted February 22, 2018

As for the acceleration, it stands at 0-100 km/h in just 2.85 seconds which is definitely not bad.

Thanks to the combination of more power and less weight, the 488 Pista will sprint to 62 miles per hour in only 2.8 seconds and top out at 211 miles per hour.

Takings things to the next level, Italian sports auto manufacturer Ferrari has unveiled the 488 Pista. It gets a Formula 1-inspired S-Duct up front, front diffusers borrowed from the 488 GTE race vehicle, and a rear spoiler that all work together to increase downforce by 20 percent.

Inside the Pista is as you would expect with other Ferrari supercars - sports seats, the hexagonal-like sports steering wheel and driver-focused cockpit, although more details will be released when the auto is publically unveiled in Geneva.

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It's new, it's called the 4XX Siracusa Spider, and it's also a mind-boggling example of how to ruin a flawlessly drawn Ferrari like the 488 Spider. Just to clear things up, "Pista" does not mean anything other than "track" in Italian.

Ferrari 488 Pista 2018 has been revealed. That equates to 50 more horsepower and 7 more lb-ft. over the 488 GTB.

Engineers are believed to have developed a new "race-shift" setting for the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and the Slide Slip Control management, which helps the driver manage the car's behaviour as the tyres lose traction, is likely to have been fine-tuned to make the Pista thrilling for expert drivers. Again, there's little information at this point as to where the weight savings comes from, but we'll bet it's in more extensive use of carbonfibre and the deletion of comfort modcons.

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.

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Based on what can be seen, the 488 Pista gets F1-inspired design elements and newly designed front diffusers which claims to increase the downforce by 20 per cent.

Driving dynamics of the auto have been improved due to the introduction of version 6 of the Side-Slip Angle Control system.

The FDE used Ferrari software to adjust the brake pressure at the callipers.

Maranello has released images of the new Ferrari 488 Pista before the car's due for its official public premiere at next month's Geneva motor show - it's a fast 'un...

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