This Is Probably The Closest You’ll Ever Get To The Ferrari 488 Pista

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.

  • Christian

    Carsc00p fix your titel..I’m offended over the fact that you call me poor!

    • Dr Strangefinger

      But you are POOR, so accept reality and then shut it!

      • Christian

        i’m not! i’m rich in harts!!!!

  • ace_9

    I just ordered two. Just to prove the article author wrong!

    • alexxx

      Naaah….I was offered one but refused ???

      • ace_9

        I understand. I keep my order just because I think the pretty lady in my local ferrari dealship would think less of me if I cancel my order…

    • Dr Strangefinger

      There are like 4 of these in my neighborhood already.

      • ace_9

        Ok, I’ve just sold one, because my girlfriend does not want it anymore, since our neighbours also ordered two. Or three… I didn’t hear them very well, because somebody up the street was revving the freshly delivered pista…

        • alexxx


        • alexxx

          I finally bought one for my 2yr kid,just to have something to play…

    • LWOAP

      I got eight of them including a reservation for the topless version that’s to come.

  • Six_Tymes

    Please Steve or Chris do a full review.

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