Ferraris are inherently rare beasts, built as they are in decidedly low volumes – relative, that is, to the greater industry altogether. But some are rarer than others.
You’re more likely to see a Portofino, for example, than a LaFerrari. And while we don’t know exactly how many examples of the new 488 Pista will be made, you can bet they won’t be that many.
Even if you are fortunate enough to see one out in the wild, chances are it probably won’t be standing still for very long. The Pista is said to be able accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in just 2.85 seconds, top out at over 211 mph (340 km/h), and – crucially – lap Ferrari’s own Fiorano test track in 1:21.5. That’s just half a second behind the similarly hardcore but even more powerful F12 TdF, and less than two seconds behind the LaFerrari, among the quickest road cars ever to muscle their way around the circuit.
That’s what 711 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque will do for you, especially when coupled with all the other tricks the engineers in Maranello had to throw at it, and the nearly 200 pounds (90 kilograms) of weight they stripped out of the 488 GTB to get it there.
The reality of the situation, we’re afraid, is that the closest you’re likely to ever get to the new 488 Pista is in these videos below – one promo clip, and another from the unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show just yesterday. So enjoy them.