Geneva Motor Show takes place this year from 8 to 18 March – and one of the highlights is sure to be the brand new Ferrari 488 Pista. Baroque Ground has all the details
Ferrari is going to be the talk of the town in Switzerland at Baselworld 2018, when it unveils its new special series, high performance Ferrari 488 Pista. The new vehicle is the successor to the special V8-engine series 360 Challenge Stradale, the 430 Scuderia and the 458 Scuderia, all of which received much acclaim.
The new Ferrari is said to be sportier and even more high-tech than its predecessors. In fact, its name is a direct tribute to Ferrari’s iconic motorsports performance. The car was developed because of Ferrari’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship, where the brand won five Manufacturer’s titles in the GTE class in the six years that the series has been running. In addition, Ferrari has 25 years’ experience running the Ferrari Challenge.
The Ferrari 488 Pista is much lighter than its predecessors. In addition, the vehicle’s engine, dynamics and aerodynamics all have elements of Ferrari’s past iconic racing cars, the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge. The result? An energetic vehicle that performs impeccably on and off the track as well as off-road, no matter how experienced the driver. In fact, the dynamics of this super car were designed to enhance driving pleasure, and the result is a super fast car that is easy to control.
Weighing in at 90kg less than the 488 GTB, the 488 Pista has much more engine power and sets the benchmark for Ferrari’s V8 sports cars – not to mention other sports cars in the same category. The engine is, in fact, the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history. Its engine has evolved from the turbo engine that won Ferrari the overall Engine of the Year Award titles in 2016 and 2017.
With a top speed of 340 kilometers per hour, the vehicle sprints from 0 to 100km per hour in 2.85 seconds, and from 0 to 200km per hour in 7.6 seconds. Of course, it roars just like a Ferrari. It’s the best super car yet from the brand.
Visually, the car is a beauty, with a powerful, efficient design. The racing livery color scheme is classy, an integral part of the car’s design, with contrasting edging on the car’s aerodynamic elements on the flanks and the bumpers adding even more panache.