Ferrari 488 Pista And McLaren 720S Put On A Show By Racing Each Other

The 488 Pista could be considered as Ferrari’s true rival to the McLaren 720S, even though it is more stripped-down and track-focused than the British supercar.

When McLaren launched its brand new Super Series a couple of years ago, it absolutely blew away the competition thanks to its slippery shape and potent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that officially delivers 710 HP but, in reality, is thought to pump out much more than that.

At the time, the 720S made the Ferrari 488 GTB seem slow in comparison, but it didn’t take long for the Italians to fight back with the 488 Pista.

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Eager to see how the Ferrari compares to the Macca in a straight line, the owners of a silver 720S and a red 488 Pista lined up alongside each other for a series of rolling drag races.

It’s important to note that the following clip was filmed on the street, which is not advisable, especially at the kinds of speeds these cars were traveling. This kind of tests are best suited to a track but, nevertheless, it’s still interesting to see how the two compare.

Both the 720S and 488 Pista in question have been tuned by the same aftermarket company with new exhausts. We don’t have dyno figures to compare the duo but based on the results, would not be surprised to learn that the McLaren responded a little better to the mod and has more grunt on tap than the Ferrari. You can see judge for yourselves by viewing the clip that follows.


  • Mr. Big

    We get a clear view of both license plates… isn’t there a way to have these a**holes arrested?

  • RunningLogan

    Ugh. Total douche bags. And their after market exhausts sound like crap. Figures.

  • So-Cal Brick Werks Howard

    These D!icks probably just ruined Cars and Coffee Crystal Cove for everyone else. The way this fool holds the bottom of the steering wheel its clear he has no car control. Just a matter of time before he finds the traction control off button and hurts some family trying to head to the beach.

  • Miknik

    Despite loving cars, I really can’t see anything positive about some rich idiots (or anyone else) racing on public roads; If you can afford performance cars, you should be able to afford a track day; If you can#t , you can#t afford a fast car, period;

    Promoting these videos is also something I don’t approve of (apart from tuned cars with no figures available, no professional drivers, so zero info on which car is really faster)….

    • Vassilis

      It’s just a few acceleration bursts on a more or less empty road. I doubt they went much over 60mph. It’s not like they were going 100, swerving through traffic etc. It really doesn’t seem like a big deal.

      • Mr. Big

        Not more than 60 on empty roads!!?? Were you watching the same video??? You’re just as clueless as those a**wipes driving the cars and probably many IQ points below.

        • Vassilis

          Oh ffs with the PC police. Yeah OK the speeds may be a bit higher but nothing crazy. They were accelerating for some meters and then slowing down again. They didn’t put anyone in danger, chill out

          • Mr. Big

            What a moron! You don’t even know the meaning of PC and how it doesn’t relate to any of this…

  • DaruniaG

    Who the f holds on the steeringwheel like that? especially while going fast

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  • Uncle Meaney

    Ferrari does not approve I’m sure. Whoever did this can kiss their future chances of owning a prancing horse goodbye

    • yomama

      Sure thing… I’m sure the Ferrari Police Strike force is tracking him down as we speak….

      • Uncle Meaney

        They don’t let ANYONE evaluate or race their vehicles unless there’s a team of engineers and techs nearby to optimize and tune it within an inch of its life

  • Marc Gruben

    Meh… just another day on the 241. Seen it many times before.

  • Jay_Sam

    A true rival of Pista is LT. But so called Pista cannot even outrun that “basic” S version. So shame to Ferrari. Maybe it’s finally time to move onto carbon tub technology as Mclaren? Which saves weight and gives more rigidity.

  • Vassilis

    Except political correctness isn’t only applied to such groups but to anything. Now, I would go on but obviously it’s pointless

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