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).
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.