Ferrari 488 Pista Laps Magny-Cours Track Faster Than The McLaren 720S

The Ferrari 488 Pista broke cover earlier this year, as the Prancing Horse’s latest hardcore V8-powered model.

The Pista is a track-focused version of the 488 GTB, with more power and less weight, and the spiritual successor of the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale.

Thanks to the 720 PS (710 hp / 530 kW) and 770 Nm (568 lb-ft) twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8, the 488 Pista rockets to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.85 seconds and maxes out at over 340 km/h (211 mph).

Also Watch: Ferrari 488 Pista Hits 62Mph Faster Than A Bugatti Chiron?

However, despite its impressive performance, both on paper and in the real world, the 488 Pista hasn’t reached the supercar-killer status of its British arch rival, the 720S. But it managed to beat it at Magny-Cours, a track located in central France, by a few tenths of a second.

In the hands of a MotorsportMagazine editor, the Italian supercar completed the course in 1:16.06. This makes it quicker than both the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Porsche 911 GT2 RS, which completed the lap in 1:17.36 and 1:17.55, respectively.

After the timed lap ended, the 488 Pista then burned some Michelin Cup 2 R rubber by power sliding for a while – and the video is only a mouse click away.

 

  • Ermal Morina

    impressing then, faster than perfomante, GT2RS and 720s, didn’t expect that from Ferrari honestly

    • Steel Punk

      Ferrari has killed its cred. Highly doubtful that’s a stock Pista. Read the articles from Autocar, Jalopnik (via Chris Harris) and MT on Ferrari’s tactics.

  • Blade t

    I didn’t realize the Pista was putting out that kind of power..

  • Bash

    Which reminds me that I still have leftover pasta from yesterday, I better finish it now.

    • alexxx

      Hahahahahahaha brilliant
      Stay quiet now,you cannot top this😀

  • TheAmerican

    Why do they post the time as 1’16″06 instead of 1:16:06?

    • Axel Cortez

      because how you wrote it might seem like 1h16m06s. The ‘ denotes minutes and ” seconds

  • donald seymour

    As it should. It’s the top end of the 488. But let’s wait for the LT and then we can talk about whose fastest.

Skoda Vision IV Concept Interior Previewed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

The Vision IV show car is a coupe-SUV that uses VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

Sauber F1 Will Lend Its Expertise To Alfa Romeo’s Road Cars – Or Maybe Not

Sauber’s technical director and Alfa Romeo’s head of design expressed different opinions on the issue.

2019 Daytona 500 Featured Your Usual NASCAR 21-Car Pileup

Miraculously, no one was injured, but the stewards had to red flag the race for 25 minutes.

Aston Martin’s ‘Son Of Valkyrie’ Hypercar Will Do The Norse Gods Proud

The Aston Martin 003 hypercar is coming with a turbo V6 hybrid powertrain.

McLaren 600LT Spider Seems Awesome On Track, Can’t Wait For Full Reviews

Watch McLaren’s chief test driver, Kevin Brack, push the 600LT Spider to its limits.

Mercedes Sends Off SLC With New Final Edition. Is It The End Of An Era?

After a successful career, Mercedes is phasing out the SLC / SLK..

New Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition Favors Comfort Over Performance

The Mercedes-Benz SL Grand Edition models won’t be sold in the U.S..

Ford’s South American Shake Up Includes Plant Closure, End Of Commercial Truck Business

The closure of Ford’s São Bernardo plant will mean more than 2,700 people will lose their jobs.

Devel Sixteen Extreme Hypercar With Up To 5,007HP, Has A 2-Year Waiting List

In top guise, the Devel Sixteen has a whopping 5,007 hp and 3,757 lb-ft of torque.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Ferrari Replicas Suck But None More Than You

This Ferrari LaFerrari replica isn’t fooling anyone.