New Ferrari 488 Pista Caught Out In The Open – And It Looks Astonishing

The new Ferrari 488 Pista has the most powerful V8 engine in the brand’s history, an evolution of the turbocharged unit that won Engine of the Year in 2016 and 2017.

The twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 makes 720PS (710hp) and 770Nm (568lb-ft) of torque. This places it way above the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Porsche 911 GT2 RS, and in the exact same zone as the mighty McLaren 720S.

Officially, it takes just 2.85 seconds to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill and 7.6sec for the 0-200km/h (0-124mph) sprint, while Ferrari claims it reaches a top speed of more than 340km/h (211mph).

Aerodynamic updates, derived from the world of racing that increase its downforce by over 20 percent compared to the 488 GTB, along with many updates made beneath its new sheet metal make it one of the hottest road-legal supercars ever made in Maranello.

But you might have already known that, since it was presented at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. What you might not know is how it looks like in natural light.

The answer is pretty much predictable, but it’s still worth watching, and since Ferrari will keep the production numbers down and we have no date for the media launch yet, the video that follows is probably the best way to do so, at least for now.

 

  • Six_Tymes

    its awesome. I hope to see a full video review from Steve Suttcliffe and or Chris Harris.

    • Christian

      hope Buzzfeed will do a video….

      400.000 $ Ferrari vs 25.000$ Fiesta….

  • eb110americana

    Sweet YouTube vid. Didn’t know Darth Vader was such a big Ferrari fanatic. Looks much better than the 488 front clip–something I never cared for, almost as much as I dislike the 430’s front clip.

    • SteersUright

      lmao

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    ‘astonishing’ is the word

  • Bash

    Sexy!

  • Moveon Libtards

    Bad news again for Tesla:

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tesla Inc shares fell sharply again on Wednesday, reeling from a credit downgrade of the electric car maker by Moody’s Investors Service, federal probes of a fatal crash and concerns about Model 3 production.

    Shares tumbled 9 percent before ending down 7.7 percent at $257.78. On Tuesday, Tesla tumbled 8.2 percent to its lowest close in almost a year after the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) opened a field investigation into a fatal crash and vehicle fire in California on March 23.

    On Wednesday, a second federal regulator, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), said it was sending a team to California to investigate the crash.

    Late on Tuesday, Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Tesla’s credit rating to B3 from B2, citing “the significant shortfall in the production rate of the company’s Model 3 electric vehicle.” It also noted “liquidity pressures due to its large negative free cash flow and the pending maturities of convertible bonds.”

    Tesla has $230 million in convertible bonds maturing in November 2018 and $920 million in March 2019.

    Moody’s said its negative outlook “reflects the likelihood that Tesla will have to undertake a large, near-term capital raise in order to refund maturing obligations and avoid a liquidity shortfall.”

    It said Tesla’s weekly production target is now 2,500 Model 3 vehicles by the end of March, down sharply from its year-earlier target of 5,000 per week by the end of 2017. Tesla’s weekly target for the end of June is 5,000.

    Tesla declined to comment on the downgrade. The company plans to provide an update on Model 3 production next week.

    Tesla shares have experienced big swings in the past, as worries about losses have vied with enthusiasm for Chief Executive Elon Musk’s ambitious plans.

    The sell-off has left Tesla’s stock market value at $44 billion, below General Motors Co’s $49 billion. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla has at times had a larger market value than GM, the largest U.S. automaker by vehicle sales.

    Since the end of February, the median analyst price target for Tesla has dipped by $10 to $356, about 37 percent higher than Wednesday’s price, according to Thomson Reuters data. Nomura Securities analyst Romit Shah has the highest Tesla price target, $500, or nearly double the current price. All the targets were set before the March 23 crash.

    In last week’s accident in which the Tesla struck a highway median, it was unclear if the vehicle’s automated control system called Autopilot was driving, the NTSB and police said.

    The 38-year-old driver of the Tesla died at a nearby hospital shortly after the crash.

  • fabri99

    Looks very good, much better than the 488. Still not as beautiful as Ferraris used to be, but very nice nevertheless.

  • Dennis James

    These Italians really know how to name their cars…:)

  • lagunas3ca

    I like what they did with the hood, reminds me of the F50’s.

    • Vassilis

      And it’s cool aero-wise. It has the same effect the F2008’s nose had.

  • wait a minute

    I like the sporty look but whats the towing capacity and does it have a trailer hitch?

  • Kash

    I’m sorry, but did someone jump on the hood thinking it was a diving board?

  • Love the tunnel from bumper towards the bonnet, It looks good.

  • Perry F. Bruns

    I’m holding out for a model called the Pasta.

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