Hardcore track special breaks cover ahead of Geneva
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.
The report say the car will feature an uprated version of the 488's 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8, tuned to make 720hp (537kW) of power and 568lb-ft (770Nm) of torque – for reference, the 'standard' 488 makes 492kW and 760Nm.
Around 200 pounds (91kg) has allegedly been cut, translating to a 2.8-second sprint from 0-100km/h and a top speed of 211mph (340km/h) – a 0.2 and 10km/h improvement over the 'regular' 488.
Other rumoured features include race-inspired aerodynamics, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, and a revised seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Stay tuned to CarAdvice for our coverage of the 488 Pista's reveal at the Geneva motor show.
UPDATE: An Australian source has confirmed the 488 Pista will produce 720hp (537kW) at 8000rpm, and tip the scales at 1280kg.
Carbon-fibre wheels will be a $28,000 option for the car, atop its $645,000 drive-awayt base price.
Theres's no word on how many will be built, nor an exact Australian arrival date, but the end of 2018 is likely.
UPDATE: The story initially quoted the price as before on-road costs, when in fact it's drive-away. The error has been corrected.
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