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Ferrari 488 Pista

The newest member of Ferrari’s V8-engined special series is finally here – and it’s the most powerful V8 model yet. Say hello to the new Ferrari 488 Pista.

With the purpose of offering track-like performance both on and off the road, hence the ‘Pista’ (which means ‘track’ in Italian), the new 488 is fitted with a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that has been tuned to deliver 711hp and produce a max speed of over 340 km/h.

As the performance version of the 488 GTB, it produces 50hp more than its predecessor, has 20% more downforce, and weighs 90kg less. Unique to the Pista, its nose has been shortened; its rear blown dolphin-tail spoiler is higher and longer and its shape has been optimised; and it features the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, software that adjusts the brake pressure at the calipers to provide an additional level of handling control and assistance, as well as new tyres developed specifically for the car by Michelin (why not Pirelli?).

The 488 Pista was around in the flesh at the 2018 Geneva Motorshow