Ferrari’s latest Special Series sportscar, the Ferrari 488 Pista, has been spotted in the real world au naturale, without any pesky camouflage to get in the way. If you’re hoping to hear its 711-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V8 bellow or see its 20-inch wheels in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 carve up some corners, you might be disappointed by the video above, in which the hot new Ferrari 488 sits peacefully still.
But at the very least, the clip gives us our first unaltered look at the 488 Pista under the open sky, without a horde of journalists crowded around it.
The Ferrari 488 Pista is the latest in a line of “Special Series” sportscars that includes the 458 Speciale and the F430 Scuderia. Like those cars, it’s a limited-run, track-focused model with loads of special equipment aimed at making it more lightweight and fearsome around a road course – equipment that includes carbon-fiber body pieces, upgraded aerodynamic components (front S-duct, underbody air channels, rear wing, rear diffuser), and something called “Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer”, which helps make the car more predictable under braking at the limit.
The Ferrari 488 Pista has about 50 more horsepower than the standard 488 GTB, generates 20 percent more downforce, and weighs nearly 200 pounds less, depending on configuration. But just as important, it makes the regular 488 GTB look like a common commuter car.
Watch the clip above to get a new view of the Ferrari 488 Pista yourself, and be sure to stay tuned for the latest Ferrari- and Fiat Chrysler-related news.