2019 Ferrari 488 Pista

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Let’s start with the weight savings, where Ferrari have managed to shave 90 kilograms off the dry weight of the 488 GTB, bringing the total down to 1,280 kg (2,820 lbs). The turbocharged V8 engine that won the overall International Engine of the Year award titles in both 2016 and 2017 has been boosted in performance. With a power output 51 horsepower higher, taking the peak to 711 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. That equates to a class leading 182 hp per litre of displacement. The top speed has risen to more than 340 kph, with 0-100 kph done in 2.85 seconds and 0-200 kph in 7.6 seconds.

Much of the development of the 488 Pista originated from the race tracks around the world, through Ferrari’s successful GTE class racing teams. 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.

Aerodynamic demands guided the work of the Ferrari Design Centre team. The 488 Pista’s forms have been meticulously sculpted to ensure they are more performance-oriented than ever, with huge attention lavished ensuring that while aerodynamic demands were met, the Maranello marque’s signature styling elements and aesthetic canons were respected.

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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 3.9L V8 Twin Turbo
Weight: 1,280 kg / 2,820 lbs
Power: 530 kW / 711 hp / 721 PS
0-100 kph: 2.85 seconds
Torque: 770 Nm / 568 lb-ft
Top Speed: 340+ kph / 211+ mph

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