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News → 21 / 02 / 2018

Ferrari 488 Pista: a brilliant track-derived combination of exhilaration and performance

First images released ahead of unveiling at Geneva Motor Show

Ferrari 488 Pista: a brilliant track-derived combination of exhilaration and performance

Maranello, 21 February 2018 – The 488 Pista, which will be unveiled at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, is the successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series – the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which have received critical acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling.

The Ferrari 488 Pista marks a significant step forward from the previous special series in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over from racing. The name is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports.

The car’s development evolved directly from the company’s involvement in the FIA World Endurance Championship – where it has won five Manufacturers titles in the GTE class in the six years since the series inception, taking 29 out of 50 races – and 25 years experience in running the Ferrari Challenge one-make series.

The 488 Pista’s extensive weight saving solutions, along with engine, vehicle dynamics and aerodynamics developments all derive from Ferrari’s racing cars: the 488 GTE and the 488 Challenge. The result is a car with an uncompromising mission: to offer track-like performance on and off the road, even when in the hands of non-professional drivers.