Ferrari announces hardcore 488 Pista

Ferrari will announce a stripped-out, lightened version of its V8-engined 488 GTB at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Dubbed the Pista, the newcomer follows on from the 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale. Developed using know-how gained in the GT3 racing championship, the Pista will be 90kg lighter than the standard car and boasts an extra 49bhp.

Its 710bhp might makes the 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged engine Ferrari‘s most powerful V8 ever, and allows the car to accelerate from 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds.

As has become the norm with modern Ferraris, the aerodynamicists have had a hand in the car’s exterior design. An F1-inspired S-duct shovels air from under the nose and re-routes it over the top of the car, while the diffuser and vortex generators on the underside of the car have been modified to make them more efficient. The net result is a 20 percent increase in downforce.

Inside, the cabin has been stripped out to keep the kilos at bay, while the bodywork has been painted in a racing livery in a nod to the car’s racing roots.

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