Ferrari has developed special track-focused versions of its mid-engine V8 cars since the 360 Stradale. At Geneva in a couple of weeks Ferrari will unveil the latest, the 488 Pista, which incorporates aerodynamic elements derived from the Ferrari Challenge 488, and more significantly from the 488 GTE that has raced with style at Le Mans and the other classic road racing tracks of the world. The heart of the beast is a 710-horsepower version of the 488’s 3902cc twin-turbo V8. Thanks to a lightweight crankshaft and minimal flywheel, plus titanium connecting rods, the Pista engine revs much more quickly, much more freely, welcome attributes on a racetrack. Air plenums are made of carbon-fiber, shaving a little weight. Though torque is managed throughout each of the first six gears, the engine produces a maximum of 567 lb. ft. True sign of a track day special, the engine needs 98 octane race fuel to reach its full potential. Pista hits 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, and 200 kph (about 124 mph) in just 7.6 seconds, but that sort of off-the-line acceleration is not what this car is about. Leave the stoplight sprinting to the 488s with gorgeous leather-trimmed interiors. Besides, all that leather adds weight, so Pista’s workplace is simple and tidy. Pista draws from Ferrari’s bag of aerodynamic tricks to flow air over, under, around and through the car more efficiently. The car is also 198 pounds lighter than a standard 488 GTB. Dry weight is 2821, but with the dry sump full of oil and other liquids topped off, service-ready weight should be around 2970 or so. Anything under 3000 pounds ready to fight is light in our age of federally mandated crash structures. Electronics related to Ferrari’s many, many subtle layers of braking and stability control are the final component. There’s an e-differential to help put power and torque down smoothly coming out of corners, and various layers of electronic intervention to control slipping and sliding. With Pista, Ferrari is adding yet another layer, controlling braking pressures downstream right at the calipers. They call it Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, or FDE. @forbes #ferrari#488#pista#track#2018goals
In Ferrari’s bloodline of V-8-powered, road-going track missiles, the names 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia, and 458 Speciale are etched in Maranello stone. At next month’s Geneva International Motor Show, Ferrari will officially unveil a car set to eclipse every performance and handling element of this hallowed trio—the 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista. Named after the Italian word for ‘track’, the 488 Pista takes the road-going 488 GTB and cranks the performance dial way up. That includes tuning the GTB’s turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine to deliver a remarkable 710 hp at 8,000 rpm (50 hp more than in the GTB), making it the most-powerful Ferrari V-8 ever. Ferrari claims that the car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in just 2.85 seconds while on its way to 211 mph. In comparison, the GTB tackles zero to 62 mph in 3 seconds and tops out at 205 mph. In addition to being more powerful, the 488 Pista is considerably lighter. The use of carbon fiber for the bumpers, rear wing, and engine cover, together with titanium connecting rods, a lighter crankshaft and flywheel, and nickel-chromium Inconel exhaust manifolds help the 488 Pista tip the scales at just 2,821 pounds, down from the GTB’s 3,020-pound dry weight. Lessons learned from Ferrari’s 488 Challenge and 488GTE race cars improve the Pista’s aerodynamics to deliver even sharper, more stable high-speed handling. GTE-inspired front and rear diffusers, a new rear wing, and subtle underbody sculpting result in a 20 percent increase in downforce compared to the GTB. @robbreport #ferrari#488#pista#track#2018goals
FERRARI 488 PISTA 😍😍
💣MOTOR V8 720 CABALLOS
💣3,9 LITROS / BITURBO 💣DE 0 a 100 KM/H EN 2,8 SEG
💣DE 0 a 200 KM/H EN 7,6 SEG
💣VEL FINAL: 340 KM/H
❤/// Ferrari 488 Pista ///❤
Ferrari presentó su última y más esperada creación: la 488 Pista.
🔴Motor V8 más potente: 720 caballos de fuerza, 50 CV más que en su versión "civilizada". Esta mecánica tiene 3,9 litros y dos turbos, que le permiten acelerar de 0 a 100 km/h en 2,8 segundos, de 0 a 200 km/h en 7,6 y superar los 340 km/h de velocidad final. La caja es automática de doble embrague y siete marchas y la tracción trasera.
Para realizarle las mejoras Ferrari asegura que tomó soluciones de la competición, puntualmente de categorías como el GTE.
Por ejemplo, la carrocería es 4 cm más larga que en la 488 GTB, y el peso se redujo en 90 kilos. Eso lo lograron gracias a la aplicación de fibra de carbono en el capot, los paragolpes y el alerón trasero, entre otras piezas.
Otros ajustes pasaron por el sistema de escape, confeccionado en Inconel, una aleación más resistente a temperaturas elevadas (la usa por ejemplo el Pagani Huayra) y bielas de titanio.
Ferrari aclara que trabajó mucho en la aerodinámica. Especialmente en el difusor posterior, inspirado directamente en el auto de carrera de la GTE, y en el alerón, que es más alto y a velocidades elevadas aumenta la carga aerodinámica un 20%.
Its name is reportedly the 488 Pista, which, in Italian means 'Track.' Pista follows the likes of Challenge Stradale, Scuderia and Speciale into the annals of modern track-focused Ferrari history. Further leaks seem to confirm that the car will run a ‘700bhp plus’ development of the 488’s 3.9-litre turbocharged V8. The extra power, courtesy of technology nicked from the 488 Challenge race car, is joined by new bodywork that maximises its aerodynamic potential. The engine itself is said to be 10 per cent lighter than standard, while the new wheels are rumoured to be an astonishing 40 per cent less weighty than the normal items. Production numbers are almost certain to be limited to a set figure. Prices are probably irrelevant, because Ferrari will probably have pre-sold them all by now, but a figure of over USD300,000 has been suggested by some corners of the media. #ferrari#488#pista#track#2018goals
Ferrari has officially revealed the new hardcore 488 Pista and the stats are crazy! The Pista will come with the most powerful V8 in Ferrari’s history! 😮. The 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 makes 711 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque! 0-60 mph takes just 2.85 seconds and 0-124 mph takes just 7.6 seconds. Top speed is 211 mph. It weighs 200 lbs less than the 488. Downforce is increased 20 percent over the 488. This car has a lot of the latest racing technology from Ferrari that they use in their actual race cars. It’s rumored to put down faster lap times than the LaFerrari! So far no word on price. It will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Swipe through the pics and let us know what you think in the comments!
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Wow I love the 488 Pista, maybe not the name, but the car itself is instantly more likeable than the 458 Speciale. Now the Pista comes with a beefier engine with CF covers with GTE/Challenge racecar inspired aero 😍🇮🇹