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  • [NEWS] Say Hello To The 710 Horsepower Ferrari 488 Pista

    We've been hearing rumours about a hardcore version of the Ferrari 488, which was to be expected really, Ferrari always make a hardcore version of their mid-engine V8 supercar. That said, we're not any less excited about the 488. We thought it was going to be named something like the GTO, but nope, here it is; the 488 Pista.

    The name is somewhat questionable, but that said the Pista is an impressive bastard; the 3.9L V8 turbo engine now packs 710 horsepower, 50 more than the original car. The torque meanwhile peaks at 568lb-ft and is higher at all engine speeds compared to the standard GTB.

    To help get that power down, the 488 Pista's bodywork is totally different compared to the GTB, with so-called S-duct and diffuser which Ferrari says is F1-inspired and gives 20% more downforce, and there's also a 'blown' rear spoiler that's higher and bigger.

    Ferrari say that the Pista is now even more exploitable for mere humans such as ourselves, Ferrari's SSC 6.0 or Side-Slip angle Control has been updated which manages the electronic differential, magnetorheological suspension, as well as brake pressure for individual wheels. All of this will help you avoid the gravel, or worse: the trees.

    The 488 Pista weighs in at just 1280kg, it goes from 0-100km/h in just 2.85 seconds with a top speed of 211mph. Impressive. It's time to place your bets, who would win: Ferrari 488 Pista, Lamborghini Huracan Performante, or the McLaren 720S.