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.

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