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The Most Powerful V8 In Ferrari History

The Ferrari 488 Pista is powered by the most powerful V8 engine in the Maranello marque’s history and is the company’s special series sports car with the highest level yet of technological transfer from racing. In fact the name, meaning ‘track’ in Italian, was chosen specifically to testify to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports. Technically, the Ferrari 488 Pista encompasses all of the experience built up on the world’s circuits by the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE.

Performance
Design
Interior
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Performance

An extreme evolution of the turbo engine elected overall International Engine of the Year in both 2016 and 2017, this is the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history. The Ferrari 488 Pista also fully exploits new features developed for the 488 Challenge, not least the engine air intake layout with the intakes moved from the flanks to the rear spoiler area where they are connected directly to the plenums. This drastically reduces fluid-dynamic load losses and ensures a higher volume and cleaner flow of air to the engine, thereby contributing to the increase in power. Moving the air intakes from the sides to the rear also freed up space for a larger intercooler. Thanks to a cooling layout derived from the 488 Challenge and featuring radiators with an inverted rake so that they are inclined towards the rear, the hot air flow is channelled to below the flanks, well away from the side intakes for the intercooler. This guarantees that power is maintained even in critical situations, such as in the wake of another car.

Design

The designers used innovative elements, such as the aerodynamic S-Duct at the front, as an opportunity to visually shorten the car’s nose, creating an original floating wing effect. The black, omega-shaped edging on the front bumpers and the side flicks reference the prominent aerodynamic underbody motif of the 488 GTE. Most notable on the flanks is the fact that the splitter in the side air intakes of the 488 GTB has been removed. At the front, the aerodynamic profiles that start at the front bumpers run sleekly along the side miniskirts all the way to the side appendages of the rear diffuser. The concept of the front is echoed in the dolphin-tail rear spoiler which appears suspended to provide an impression lightness and efficiency, while the rear volumes add a sense of power to the tail. The rear diffuser juts out and has been developed in width: its design was inspired by that of the 488 GTE.

Interior

The interior has a distinctive racing feel with all superfluous elements eliminated. The extensive use of lightweight, exclusive technical materials such as carbon-fibre and Alcantara works brilliantly with the meticulous crafting and sophistication that is the signature of all Ferrari cockpits. Contrasting hand-stitching, tread plates and heel rests in triangular pattern aluminium and particularly fluidly sculpted door panels are fine examples of this. The glove compartment (normally incorporated into the dashboard directly in front of the passenger) has been removed and replaced by handy storage pockets on the rear bench and the doors. The effect is to significantly visually slim down the volume of the under-dash area. The interior has a distinctive racing feel with all superfluous elements eliminated. The extensive use of lightweight, exclusive technical materials such as carbon-fibre and Alcantara works brilliantly with the meticulous crafting and sophistication that is the signature of all Ferrari cockpits. Contrasting hand-stitching, tread plates and heel rests in triangular pattern aluminium and particularly fluidly sculpted door panels are fine examples of this.

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Engine Discover The Engine
Horsepower 710 hp
Torque 568 lb-ft
Top Speed 211 mph
0-60 mph 2.9 sec
Engine Layout 3.9L V8
Technical specifications
Engine
  • TYPE
  • OVERALL DISPLACEMENT
  • MAX. POWER OUTPUT*
  • MAX. TORQUE*
  • SPECIFIC POWER OUTPUT
  • MAX. ENGINE SPEED
  • COMPRESSION RATIO
  • V8 - 90°twin-turbo – Dry sump

  • 238,1 cu in
  • 530 kW (720 cv) at 8000 rpm
  • 770 Nm at 3000 rpm 7th gear
  • 2,23 kW/cu in
  • 8000 rpm
  • 9.6:1

Dimensions and weight
  • LENGTH
  • WIDTH
  • HEIGHT
  • WHEELBASE
  • FRONT TRACK
  • REAR TRACK
  • KERB WEIGHT**
  • DRY WEIGHT**
  • DRY WEIGHT/POWER RATIO
  • WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
  • BOOT CAPACITY
  • FUEL TANK CAPACITY
  • 181,3 in

  • 77,8 in
  • 47,5 in
  • 104,3 in
  • 66,1 in
  • 64,9 in
  • 3053 lb
  • 2822 lb
  • 5,33 lb/kW
  • 41.5% front – 58.5 rear
  • 6,00 cu ft
  • 22.7 (3,8 reserve) US gallon

Tires & Brakes
  • FRONT
  • REAR
  • FRONT BRAKES
  • REAR BRAKES
  • 245/35 ZR 20 J9,0

  • 305/30 ZR 20 J11.0
  • 398 x 223 x 38 mm
  • 360 x 233 x 32 mm

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