Pictures of the new 488 have been leaked. Ferrari is planning to reveal their latest creation tonight 18.00 UK time: it’s the 488 Pista and it’s a track weapon pur sang. The car will be revealed to the public at the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) in March.
The past few weeks have been very interesting. All sorts of leakes were coming out starting with some pictures from the presentation that Ferrari hosted for worldwide dealerships. And now another leak. Ferrari really has to work on their security!
Gallery is updated with pictures from the official Ferrari website.
Compared to the 488 GTB, this is a whole new car. The engine you’ll find in the back is an evolution from the 488 Challenge engine and it’s 10% lighter than the 488 GTB engine.
Rumored specs are 721 bhp @ 8,000 rpm and 770 Nm. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint can be done in 2,85 sec and its top speed is 340 km/h (211 mph). The car weighs 1,280 kg (2,822 lb).
As you can see, there’s an overload of carbon fiber: the front hood, front bumper, rear spoiler and rear bumper are all fully made out of carbon fiber. Even the 20 inch wheels are made out of carbon fiber, which means they’re 40% lighter than the standard wheels that came with the 488 GTB. One part I personally like is the massive front intake.
It’s not sure how many will be produced, but it’s no surprise the demand is like nothing else. Every dealership gets a certain amount of allocations. It’s rumoured the bigger ones will get between 40 and 80 and the smaller ones might not even able to sell 10. If you haven’t heard back from your dealer yet, you might not even get one.
At the presentation back in January, Ferrari also revealed there will be highly tailor made Pista’s for Ferrari Pilots (Challenge, GT Racing). Very exciting to find out how some of the talented drivers will spec their 488!