Meet The Ferrari 488 Pista: The Most Powerful V8 Ferrari In History

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Reports indicate that the Ferrari 488 Pista is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100kmph in just about 2.85 seconds and 0-200kmph can be attained in about 7.6 seconds.

No official performance figures have been released yet but, given the weight reduction and power increase versus the standard 488, we expect the 488 Pista to manage 0-62mph in less than three seconds. Like its predecessors, the 488 Pista is based on an existing Ferrari model (the 488 GTB in this case), but with a bevy of enhancements derived from the company's race cars.

Ferrari has also applied its extensive motorsport experience to increase the 488 Pista's aerodynamic performance both on the track and the road.

The new Ferrari 488 Pista comes as a successor to the 458 Speciale which was introduced way back in 2013.

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.

With the Pista name's literal translation, it's pretty clear Ferrari is aiming this vehicle directly at track enthusiasts, and probably wants to show the guys in Woking a thing or two in the process.

The underside of the 488 Pista features redesigned vortex generators, and there's even an F1-inspired S-duct - created to tidy up airflow over the top surface of the auto - at the front.

90 kilograms (198 pounds) has disappeared, leaving the car's dry curb weight at 1,280 kilograms (2,822 pounds). Ferrari will be using 20-inch wheels made from carbon-fibre, which are 40 per cent lighter than the standard 488 rims. Comparing the numbers, the 488 GTB will do all this in 3 seconds, 8.3 seconds and 05 miles per hour (330 kph), respectively.

Beneath the vehicle, the underbody vortex generators have been redesigned to work with the new rear diffuser, which again takes a page out of the 488 GTE to increase the extraction and downforce generation.

The Pista joins the GTB and Challenge models in the current 488 line-up. This is the first application of FDE, a system which automatically adjusts brake pressure on the calipers.

The 488 special edition wasn't expected to be officially revealed until Geneva, but Maranello has been scrambling to plug leaks for months now, with images and technical information seeping out since late a year ago.

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