The 488 Pista houses the most powerful V8 engine ever put inside a Ferrari!
Ferrari has made a ‘ Track focused” version of the 488 GTB called the “Pista”. Now before you start cracking your “Kaju Pista” jokes, be aware this Pista is no child’s play. Infact, it is the most powerful V8 engine put in a Ferrari ever! 711bhp- Yes, you read that right! Maniacs at Ferrari HQ thought that the normal 488 GTB needed more power and they tweaked the 3.9-litre bi-turbo to churn out 711bhp of power and 770NM of torque.
All this power gain comes with the help of new cams, a larger intercooler, strengthened pistons, titanium connecting rods, and Inconel exhaust manifolds are among the many mechanical changes versus the 488 GTB’s standard powerplant. Revisions to the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox also allow for shifts in just 30 milliseconds when drivers enter Race mode.
And guess what “Pista” means in Italian? “Track” -exactly where this supercar belongs. Stay tuned to Exhibit Auto for more updates from the Geneva Motor Show.