Ferrari is making the final tweaks on its new 488 Pista, meaning that test mules are out and about, like this one filmed recently at Germany’s Nürburgring. It sounds good, for a twin-turbo V8, and also, yes, seems quick and grippy, like its 488 predecessors. The 3.9-liter engine will make a claimed 711 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, all pushing a car that has dropped some weight from other 488s, coming in at 2,821 pounds. And at Nürburgring, the car is truly in its element, as Pista means “track” in Italian. A car this powerful belongs nowhere else. Back in February we saw some official press photos of the Pista for the first time. They still look good! … [Read more...] about The Ferrari 488 Pista Sounds Nice
Motoring by Press Association 23/03/2018, 1:04 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Ferrari 488 Pista is the latest lightweight supercar to come from the Maranello-based manufacturer, following in a long line of ultra-focused, track-ready models. According to a Ferrari spokesperson, only 10 per cent of owners are expected to use it on track – but that doesn’t stop the Pista from being as hardcore as possible. Here, are the key things you need to know. Engine The 488 Pista is powered by the same 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 as the standard 488, but it has been upgraded to deliver 711bhp at 8,000rpm and 770Nm of torque. That represents a 49bhp increase in power over the engine in the standard 488, affording the Pista with even more brutal performance. Performance It only takes 2.65 seconds to do 0-60mph and can carry on to a top speed in excess of 211mph. Incredibly, that beats the official acceleration … [Read more...] about Ferrari 488 Pista – the killer facts
0 Comments Is the 488 Pista the most exciting V8 Ferrari ever? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Ferrari has revealed details of the most ferocious V8 Prancing Horse yet. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/cars/is-the-488-pista-the-most-exciting-v8-ferrari-ever-36636370.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36636358.ece/ff774/AUTOCROP/h342/Ferrari%20488%20Pista_1.jpg Email Ferrari has revealed details of the most ferocious V8 Prancing Horse yet. The 488 Pista is the company’s latest track-focused special model – and, to emphasise its racing circuit abilities, the word ‘pista’ is Italian for ‘track’. Ferrari says the 488 Pista is another leap forward in technology, with lots of motorsport tech being poured in to give it incredibly aggressive ability. It’s the first model in the series to be turbocharged, and can conquer the 0-62mph sprint in 2.85 seconds, heading on to a top speed of over 211mph. The 488 Pista, which will … [Read more...] about Is the 488 Pista the most exciting V8 Ferrari ever?
Valentino Rossi knows a thing or two about going fast. He’s won seven world championships and more races than any other rider in the history of grand prix motorcycle racing. But those have all come on two wheels. The world’s greatest motorcycle rider has, however, been known to trade in his handle bars and foot pegs for a steering wheel and pedals from time to time, though. His latest outing was in the new Ferrari 488 Pista. The latest hardcore eight-cylinder supercar from Maranello, the Pista debuted less than a month ago in Geneva as a further evolution of the 488 GTB. Its 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 is tuned to deliver 710 horsepower (720 PS) and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm) of torque. With more downforce, less weight and a tightening up of just about every component, it’ll run to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.85 seconds on its way to a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h). Watch: Official video shows the Ferrari 488 Pista driven in anger on and off the track It’s a heck of a machine, … [Read more...] about Valentino Rossi Gets A Taste Of The New Ferrari 488 Pista
488 Pista / Celebrity Cars / Ferrari By Edward Jones March 30, 2018 Shares 103 Facebook LinkedIn Tweet Google+ Pin StumbleUpon Reddit Email Moto GP champion Valentino Rossi may be a master of the two-wheeled vehicle, but how does he fare in a four-wheeled Italian supercar? Ferrari asked Rossi to be their special test driver for the new 488 Pista.Related Cars For SaleAll Ferraris For Sale458 Italia458 Spider488 GTB488 SpiderF430F430 SpiderLaFerrariEnzoF40During his visit to Maranello, Ferrari took the champion out to the Fiorano track for some hot laps. With the 488 Pista’s unveiling being relatively recent, he’s one of the very few that’s driven the car so far.Ferrari 458 Italias for SaleInstead of the smaller engine of his motorcycle, the Ferrari Rossi was driving has the heart of a twin-turbo 3.9-Liter V8. This engine has had its inner workings adjusted to create more power than the 488 GTB. The result is 710 … [Read more...] about Valentino Rossi Mashes a Ferrari 488 Pista Around a Track