Mega V8: Ferrari 488 Pista

Maranello (Italy), 22. February 2018

What the Porsche RS-Porsche 911, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale: the racing derived versions with more power, spoilers and street legal. The latest revelation in the name of the 488 Pista and made its debut at the Geneva auto salon 2018 (8. to 18. March).

Lighter and more sophisticated

The Name is program: "Pista", so the slope, respectively, of the route, refers to the fact that this Ferrari 488 should be close to the racing as none of his predecessors. According to the Italians, the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge were the inspiration for it. In comparison to the normal model (the 488 GTB) decreases the dry weight, the 488 Pista 90 kilograms. The bonnet, the bumpers and the rear spoiler are made of carbon fiber. From formula 1, the frontal "S-Duct", he should provide even more contact pressure. The rear diffuser has the same double fold line, such as at 488 GTE, the rear spoiler has been enlarged in its dimensions. Result: 20% more pressure than that of the 488 GTB.

So far, the strongest Ferrari V8

Mechanical the Highlight of the 720 HP gained strength Biturbo-V8 with a 3.9 Liter displacement. He delivers 770 Newton meters at 3,000 Rpm in seventh gear. For the purpose of weight saving, there is an Inconel exhaust manifold, a crank shaft with a lighter flywheel, titanium connecting rods and a Carbon-Airbox. The turbocharger will be moved from the side to the area of the rear spoiler, to benefit from a cooler and cleaner air flow.

Radical Acceleration

The electronics in the car includes a so-called "Side-Slip Control 6.0" and various control systems, and for the first time, the "Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer", an adaptation of the brake pressure by the driver. In 2.85 seconds, the 488 Pista speeds up to 100 kph, after 7.6 seconds, 200 km/h. A maximum of about 340 km/h are possible. Pure coincidence, that the data are in the Porsche 911 GT2 RS is very similar?(rh)