Supercar of the Week: Ferrari 488 Pista

This week’s supercar is Ferrari 488 Pista.

As the fourth in line of limited-edition, track-focused versions of Ferrari’s mid-engine V8 two-seater, the Ferrari 488 Pista brings an engine to the forefront of the sports car game that is setting a futuristic standard.

More versatile and accommodating than previous models, even on broken pavement, the roughly 8 to 10% stiffer springs remain steady. Sporting a busier outside and interior design than the Speciale before it, the 488 Pista is all about complexity and technological showcasing, bringing together every element of engineering mastery with the finished result.

Background

Starting back in 2004 with the 360 Challenge Stradale, next came he 430 Scuderia, followed by the 458 Speciale – all living up to more than its name. As the predecessors for the 488 Pista, it’s safe to say, years of dedication went into the making of what many are calling a very “special” supercar in today’s world. When compared to the the preceding models, the Pista’s engine parts are 50% newer and more powerful.

Enjoy a lighter crankshaft and flywheel fling lighter titanium connecting rods with a 17% reduction in inertia for a swifter ride. With an increased compression ratio and more aggressive cams working with shorter intake runners and a new Inconel exhaust manifold, experience reduced backpressure and a lighter overall experience than previous rides.

Features

Activated via a Launch Button on the LaFerrari-like carbon-fiber outcropping that appears above the center console, push the button, hold one foot on the break, and the other on the accelerator. Rev the engine to 3,000 rpm before you even take off. If you have never done this before, tread cautiously, as the kick will be something you have never experienced before.

  • Twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8
  • 176-pound weight reduction compared to predecessor
  • Carbon-fiber wheels
  • 710 horsepower
  • 0 to 124mph in 7.6 seconds
  • 0 to 60mph in 2.9 seconds

Classic Parade

There is something to be said for driving a Ferrari down the road. Is anything more closely related to luxury and powerful performance than the car company that defined what it means to own a sports car? We understand how important Ferrari has been in the development of the luxury automobile experience, which is why we are constantly learning about new Ferrari models that you can access through our rental company. Sometimes, nothing quite gets the job done like a Ferrari.

With the Ferrari 488 Pista, it’s hard to compare to 0 to 60mph in less than 3-seconds. It’s safe to say, if you’re ready to whip down the highway faster than ever before, exploring the true motor capabilities of fine Italian craftsmanship, then it’s time to consider driving the latest in a long line of Ferrari dedication.

If you have any questions about this model, or want to learn more about its mechanics, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team!

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