Ferrari 488 Pistas rev their V8 engines as they leave the Geneva Motor Show.
Ferrari unveiled the 488 Pista at the recently concluded 2018 Geneva Motor Show. While it is based on the 488 GTB, the engine is derived from the 488 Challenge race car. The exterior is pretty unique too. It features an S-duct in the front, a pronounced rear spoiler and large diffuser. The side skirts and ducts have also been tweaked. The 488 Pista is the first Ferrari to be offered with optional carbon wheels. I’m sure most Pista owners will be checking that box, since apart from looking cool, they are substantially lighter than the standard rims.
The 3.9-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine produces 710 hp @ 8000 rpm and peak torque of 568 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm. It comes paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The 488 Pista gets inconel exhaust manifolds, lightweight crankshaft, flywheel, titanium connecting rods and carbon fiber intake plenums.
Here’s a video of the two 488 Pista show cars leaving the Geneva floor.
The Ferrari 488 Pista is expected to be followed by a convertible version. Here’s how the 488 Pista Aperta might look like.