Ferrari 488 Pista Is Here To Take The 720S's Crown

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Before the much talked about Geneva in-the-flesh motor show which is scheduled on (March 8- March 18) this year, Ferrari has unveiled its track-ready 488 Pista today for all its track-ready racers.

The Ferrari 488 Pista is revealed as Ferrari's new Special Series vehicle, complete with 711bhp from its 3.9 litre V8 turbo, a weight drop and 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds. To match its rival from Britain, the Pista has been subjected to Ferrari's biggest jump yet between standard coupe and special model.

Ferrari seems to have introduced its 488 Pista which is a gem of a vehicle. It's lighter than the original road car's V8 too, with titanium connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft direct from the race cars.

Indeed, the aerodynamic changes to the 488 Pista are extreme, with the new scalloped bonnet showing hefty modification changes and Ferrari adopting modified versions of the front and rear splitters used on its 488 GTE race auto that won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship.

90 kilograms (198 pounds) has disappeared, leaving the car's dry curb weight at 1,280 kilograms (2,822 pounds).

There's still no additional information regarding the performance, though expect there to be an increase in power output from the V8 engine. Coupled with the more powerful V8, the new auto takes just 2.85 seconds to do the 0-100 km/h sprint, which is 0.15 seconds quicker than the 488 GTB.

Ferrari has been as creative as usual with its names - with Pista simply translating as "track".

While the Pista is based on the regular 488 GTB, Ferrari has heavily reworked the mid-engined supercar's bodywork in the quest for speed. In comparison, the 488 GTB needs 3.0 seconds to hit 62 miles per hour and tops out at 205 miles per hour. The run from 0-62 miles per hour (100 km/h) can be achieved in as little as 2.85 seconds while the run from 0-124 miles per hour (200 km/h) takes a mere 7.6 seconds. The front features a Formula One-inspired S-Duct and front diffusers with a ramp angle to increase downforce.

It shows new design features, such as a deeper-set front bumper, new exhausts and a changed rear diffuser that set it apart from the 488 GTB. The system uses software to adjust brake pressure at the callipers, which Ferrari claims is a world first, in order to allow more control, performance and driver confidence in corners.

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