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2018 Ferrari 488 Pista officially revealed

Ferrari has officially unveiled the track-ready 488 Pista, ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the Geneva motor show. Power comes from an uprated version of the 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 in the 488 GTB, making 530kW of power at 8000rpm, and 770Nm of torque at 3000rpm – although that figure comes in seventh gear, thanks to some funky tuning for a more naturally-aspirated feel...

Ferrari 488 'Pista' leaked - UPDATE

UPDATE: An Australian source has confirmed more details about the Pista. They've been added to the end of the article. The Ferrari 488 Pista has been leaked online this week, ahead of an official debut at the Geneva motor show. According to Motor Authority, the name 'Pista' has been confirmed for the more hardcore version of Ferrari's V8-engined supersports car, which in Italian translates to 'track' – ending talk of a 'Speciale' or 'GTO' badge...

Ferrari 488 'GTO' previewed

Ferrari has teased a new special version of the 488 supercar, tipped to be named the 488 GTO. In a 40-second clip on Facebook, the Prancing Horse shows the mystery model wearing the company's signature red paint contrasted with white and black striping. We can see briefly that the rear end will get unique styling inspired by the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar, along with a 8000rpm redline...

Ferrari 488 'Speciale' snapped

A Ferrari 488 GTB sporting a more aggressive nose has been snapped, hinting at what might be to come in the hotter 488 'Speciale' when it arrives. The image, posted by 'Supercar Advocates' on Facebook, shows two 488s sitting side-by-side in a garage, with one car covered by white stickers...

Ferrari 488 'Speciale' spied

A hotter version of the Ferrari 488 has been spied undergoing testing on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Compared to the regular 488 GTB, this 488 prototype has a body wrap hugging covering the doors, front bumper, rear fenders, boot lid, and the front half of the bonnet...

Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle

This was no motor race. This was a heavyweight title fight, slugged out between two prize fighters, each with a distinctive style of landing blows over a 12-hour match-up where only one would emerge victorious. Battle scarred, yes, but with the soothing tastes of the victory champagne to ease away the aches and pains of a 12-hour scrap...

Ferrari J50: Special spider celebrates half century in Japan

The very special new Ferrari J50 has been revealed, celebrating the company's 50th anniversary in Japan. Just 10 examples of the J50 will be built, and each will be customised specifically for their future owners. No pricing has been announced, but it's likely that the J50's entire production run has been pre-sold to existing Ferrari enthusiasts...

Ferrari wins International Engine Of The Year, Ford triumphs again

Italian marque Ferrari has received multiple honours at this week’s International Engine of the Year awards, with praise heaped on its 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8. The engine - found in the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and California T - took the top prize for 2016, edging out last year’s winner: BMW’s 1.5-litre plug-in-hybrid powertrain from the i8...

Sports cars coming in 2016

Sports cars coming in 2016 Ford Mustang – January Ferrari 488 GTB – March Lotus Evora 400 – Q1 McLaren 570S – Q1 Audi R8 – Q2 Ferrari 488 Spider – Q2 Ferrari F12 tdf – Q2 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 – Q2 Porsche 911 Carrera 4/Carrera 4S – Q2 Porsche 911 Targa 4/Targa 4S – Q2 Lotus Elise Sport/Sport 220 – mid 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo/Turbo S – Q2/Q3 Fiat 124 Spider – Q3 Lotus Exige Sport 350 coupe – Q3 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class – Q3 Aston Martin DB11 – Q4...

Ferrari 488 GTB response unprecedented: Orders could account for entire four-year production run

The head of Ferrari Australasia says initial buyer reaction to the brand-new Ferrari 488 GTB is at levels never before seen, with orders now anticipated to account for the model's entire four-year production run...

Ferrari 488 Spider unveiled

Overnight, the Italian supercar maker unveiled the Ferrari 488 Spider, the open-top companion to the 488 GTB. Behind the passenger cell is the same dry sump 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 that does duty in the 488 GTB, which was released earlier this year. The engine develops a maximum of 492kW of power at 8000rpm and 760Nm of torque at 3000rpm...

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