The new Ferrari Pista (track) – has a 3.9 liter twin-turbo engine with 711 bhp and is the most powerful Ferrari V8 yet.
The natural successor to the much-loved 458 Speciale, the 488 Pista is so quick that it might actually beat Ferrari’s own £1 million hypercar, the LaFerrari, in a sprint to 100 kph.
Ferrari hasn’t confirmed a price but did say it will have a top speed exceeding 340 kph, and it could be quicker than the LaFerrari hypercar to 100 kph, reaching the speed in 2.85 seconds from zero.
As the name suggests, it will be more at home on the track than highway tarmac, but it’s on the circuit where many of the additions were honed.
That includes a new exhaust system, high performance parts in the 3.9 liter twin-turbocharged V8 motor and more weaves of carbon fiber strewn across the bodywork – all features that have been tested in the cars used in the 488 Challenge race series.
The modifications have trimmed 90 kg off the standard 488 GTB tipping the scales at 1,280kg.