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Ferrari 488 Pista 'Piloti Ferrari' announced

If owning a track-friendly version of a road-going Ferrari isn't quite special enough, the company has introduced a new 'Piloti Ferrari' specification for the 488 Pista. To add an extra layer of exclusivity, this new specification package is available only for "customers involved in the company’s motor sports programmes"...

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Ferrari FXX K tackles Atlanta circuit - Video

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Ford Takata airbag recall announced
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Ford Takata airbag recall announced

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Fiat Chrysler to kill diesel by 2022 - Report

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The week's top new stories: February 25
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The week's top new stories: February 25

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2018 Ferrari Portofino in Australia from $398,888

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Ferrari dealers coming to Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne
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Ferrari dealers coming to Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne

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2018 Ferrari 488 Pista officially revealed
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2018 Ferrari 488 Pista officially revealed

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Ferrari 488 'Pista' leaked - UPDATE
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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
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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 says it'll do an EV supercar before Tesla
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Ferrari says it'll do an EV supercar before Tesla

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