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Ferrari 488 Pista: Australian debut for new hero

Storied Italian carmaker Ferrari revealed its latest track-ready supercar the 488 Pista this week at its new state-of-the-art service centre in Roseville, Sydney. Think of the 488 Pista (meaning ‘Track’ in Italian) as the legitimate successor to the much lauded 458 Speciale, only this car takes the 'track-ready' approach to a whole new level – boasting more race-to-road technology than ever before...

Ferrari initiates Takata airbag recall

Ferrari has commenced its Takata airbag recall, affecting various model lines across the 2014 and 2015 model years. As with all Takata-related notices, affected vehicles are fitted with airbags that could degrade over time due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity...

Carbon Revolution: Geelong wheel maker to gain 500 employees

Carbon Revolution, supplier of lightweight wheels to Ford Performance and Ferrari, will grow its staff and warehouse space in Geelong, as it prepares to ramp up production. The extra 500 employees will almost triple the brand's workforce, and push its annual production capacity from 10,000 to more than 150,000 wheels...

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider unveiled

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider has been unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California. Said to be the company's 50th drop-top model, the 488 Pista Spider is powered by the same 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 as the Pista coupe, which develops a maximum of 530kW of power at 8000rpm, and 770Nm at 3000rpm...

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"...

Configurator Challenge: Ferrari stable

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model...

Ferrari 488 v Ford GT v McLaren 720S rev battle – Video

There's nothing like the sweet sound of a good ol' rev battle – especially when the contestants are exotic supercars. Here, DragTimes lines up a Ferrari 488 GTB, Ford GT and McLaren 720S to see which sounds best. But, there's a catch – you need to guess which sound belongs to which car...

Ferrari SP38 one-off unveiled

The Ferrari SP38 one-off special has been unveiled and ceremonially handed over to its new owner, prior to a few hot laps at Fiorano. Based on the 488 GTB, the design of the SP38's unique body is said to be inspired by the F40, especially the flip-up carbon-fibre engine cover. The SP38's rear wing is claimed to be a very subtle nod to the F40's much more overt offering...

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...

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