Details of Ferrari’s hot new 488 model, to be named the “Pista” (not “GTO” as originally rumored), have been leaked online, according to Motor Authority. That site reports that the extra-high-performance Ferrari 488 Pista, which takes its name from the Italian word for “Track”, will deliver 711 horsepower and 568 lb-ft via a more highly-tuned, twin-turbocharged 3.9L V8. All that thrust will be routed through the familiar 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
That engine will have less mass to push around, too, with Motor Authority reporting that the Ferrari 488 Pista will benefit from a dry weight of just 2,821 pounds – down from the 3,020 pounds of the regular 488 GTB. The GTB’s curb weight, with all of its fluids, stands at just over 3,400 pounds, so expect a curb weight of around 3,200 from the Pista.
The substantial weight reduction is said to come from the use of carbon fiber in the wheels and nearly the entire front end of the car. Further aiding performance will be race-inspired aerodynamics with 20-percent greater efficiency than the GTB, a more aggressive shift strategy, and a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, it’s been reported.
The end result of all this is an anticipated 2.8-second sprint to 60 mph, a top speed of 211 mph, and quicker lap times than even the hybrid LaFerrari hypercar.
The new Ferrari 488 Pista isn’t expected to bow until the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland next month, at which point we’ll be able to confirm or deny these leaked details. In the meantime, be sure to watch the above video from YouTube channel MPHcars Photography for a better look at the hottest and newest Ferrari 488.