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Ferrari Makes the 488 GTB Even Better With the 488 Pista

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Ferrari Makes the 488 GTB Even Better With the 488 Pista

Ferrari is no stranger to special models, a la the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale, which each pushed their respective base models to new levels. Now, the newest member of the Ferrari family, the 488, gets its own special model, the 488 Pista.

Ferrari claims the 488 Pista pushes its base models to new levels that all its aforementioned predecessors couldn’t reach. These upgrades that push it so far include updates aerodynamics, reduced weight, and more power.

On the power side, Ferrari has pushed the 3.9-liter turbocharged V-8 up by 50 CV (49 horsepower) to 720 CV (710 horsepower) and 10 Nm (7 pound-feet) to 770 Nm (568 pound-feet) of torque. In addition to making it more powerful, Ferrari also dropped the 488’s dry weight by 90 kg (198 pounds). This adds up to a 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of just 2.85 seconds, which is 0.15 seconds quicker than the 488 GTB.

Lastly, Ferrari has updated its aerodynamics, giving it 20% more downforce than the 488 GTB. The updates in this department include a new F1-inspired S-duct and redesigned front diffusers that create additional suction toward the ground. Additionally, its underbody vortex generators are new, as is the higher and longer rear spoiler.

There is no mention of when the 488 Pista will hit showrooms or how much it will cost, but we should learn more when it debuts at the Geneva Auto Show next month.

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