Ferrari, a name which increase my heartbeats, a name which we all love to listen, a name which give me goosebumps. I am sure the same thing happens with you guys too. The Italian sports car manufacturer soon-to-land track-focused 488 variant and it will be named Pista – the Italian word for track; as opposed to the Indian nickname given to a pistachio.
An American forum website ‘Ferrari Chat’ has shared some pictures, and those pictures show the car’s aggressive aerodynamic design along with some changes, including a large front splitter and more prominent rear diffuser. The image of the rear also shows the car’s name – 488 Pista.
Ferrari is yet to confirm about the name Pista or the images of the new car. The images showcased a premium, sporty and aggressive design. Coming to the technical side, an earlier leak onto the Ferrari Photo Page appeared to mention a 10 percent lighter engine. We expect the 488’s mid-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 engine will be boosted with increased turbo pressure and internal modifications to produce approximately 709hp. Accordingly, Torque would also increase, on the standard car’s 760 Nm. The 488 GTO/Pista is pretty much sexier and hotter version of the standard 488 and will go to compete with the Porsche 911 GT2 RS.
The car has been spotted testing outside Ferrari’s Maranello base before the official video release and is expected to arrive at this year’s Geneva motor show. We also expect the 488 Pista to feature an extensive list of carbon-fibre parts for the body and the interior as well.The bonnet, bumpers and rear spoiler will be made from the same material; as will large sections of the cabin, including the dashboard.
The car will also feature 20-inch wheels made from carbon fiber, saving almost 40 percent in weight compared with the standard 488 rims. Ferrari is yet to confirm if the name Pista will be applied on its new model or not. The Pista was previously rumoured to be called as GTO. In the leaked slides, it has been referred to as a ‘New V8 Sport Special Series’. But whatever the name will be, the thing is, it’s Ferrari, and it is born to rock!