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    New Ferrari 488 Pista – the most powerful V8 mill equipped car ever

    by Monalisa Saha on Friday, Feb 23 2018

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    The new Ferrari 488 Pista has been unveiled, and is ready to blow the minds of the auto enthusiasts away. The 488 Pista is the new member in the V8 engine powered special series from the house of Ferrari which include the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale.

    To start with the catchy name of the car, the ‘Pista’ in the Ferrari 488 Pista does not refer to pistachio or the color, but it literally means 'track' in Italian. So, the Ferrari 488 Pista is certainly meant for the tracks or is a track scorching model that is powered by the famed V8 mill. The 488 Pista is a straight forward tribute to the brand’s peerless motor sports heritage. The Pista’s development emerged straight from Ferrari’s participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship series, in which the company has won 5 titles in the GTE category.

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    The Ferrari 488 Pista is lighter, stronger, more powerful and faster. It weighs 90 kg less as compared against the 488 GTB. Most importantly, the 488 Pista has been endowed with the biggest bump in engine power ever for a special series car, which makes this model the most powerful V8 powered car in the whole career of Ferrari till date. This certainly makes the Ferrari 488 Pista really special. In the 488 Pista the revered V8 engine pumps out a massive 711 bhp of power and a hammering 770 Nm of torque. This immense power figures from the V8 mill and the light body of the 488 Pista help it to do the 0 to 100 kmph in just 2.85 seconds and a 0 to 200 kmph sprint is achieved in only 7.6 seconds. The Pista offers an insane top speed of 340 kmph.

    The Ferrari 488 Pista makes the most of the company’s extensive motor sports experience to get endowed with amazing aerodynamic capabilities on the track and on the road as well. The car gets empowered with brilliant racing solutions such as the front F1-inspired S-Duct and the front diffusers’ styling which was optimized for the 488 GTE in order to offer stronger suction for heightened down force. The 488 Pista also gets an optimized rear spoiler which is longer and placed higher. The combination of all these modifications has ensured a 20 percent increase in down force as compared against the 488 GTB.

    When the stunning racy looks of the new Ferrari 488 Pista is concerned, the design is certainly all focused on improving the aerodynamic capabilities of the car. The iconic Italian sports car giant has utilized innovative styling elements on the 488 Pista, which includes the aerodynamic S-Duct up front in order to offer a shorter nose visual appeal to the car and to create a unique floating wing appeal. The front fascia styling is also reflected at the rear in the stunning dolphin-tail rear spoiler that also seem to be suspended to offer an eloquent visual appeal that represents the car’s fast and powerful capabilities.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    An adventurer at heart and introvert by nature, I love to travel, click nature's beauty and beautiful machines on wheels. Art, literature and poetry are also close to my heart.

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