It will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show but Ferrari has just released images of its much-anticipated 488 Pista.
Ferrari have said that the 488 Pista represents a ‘significant step forward’ from all of those cars with lots of motorsport-derived technology in the car. In fact, it’s name Pista is Italian for track and this is really where the car is designed to be used. It’s a racing car, a super car and has some exception performance.
It’s the first in the series of Ferrari’s track supercars to be turbocharged and uses the regular 488’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 but thanks to lightweight components and an increase in power from 661 to 711bhp, combined with a reduced weight of 90kg, it’s power-to-weight ratio means it’s going to be very fast.
Ferrari themselves says it will do 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds and then 0-124mph in 7.6 seconds. And it will get up to a top speed of “more than” 211mph.
“The vehicle dynamics were designed to enhance driving pleasure and make the car’s full potential available to all drivers, professional or otherwise,” according to the official statement from Ferrari. “The objective was to make the car’s performance on the limit easier to reach and control.”
Really though, it’s not just about the acceleration and top speed. As with the previous cars in the series, this is a racing machine with all the noise, bells and whistle that come with that.
There’s been no mention of price but that’s likely to be announced at Geneva, although there’s also a good chance that they’ve all been pre-ordered and allocated. Look out for one outside a five-star hotel in the near future.