The Ferrari 488 Pista continues to accumulate important international accolades with the nomination of “Sportive de l’année” by leading French car magazine, MotorSport.
In a head-to-head with 11 other international sports cars at the Magny-Cours track and surrounding roads, the 488 Pista set the magazine’s fastest lap time for a production car ever on the evocative 4.4 km ex-F1 GP circuit in just 1'44.90”, over two seconds faster than their previous record.
The magazine praised the 488 Pista for “knocking out the jury – and the competitors – thanks to its performance, lateral grip, its winning combination of engine and gearbox, and its electronic vehicle dynamics controls … On top of that, it also knows how to be very playful. The 488 Pista is a concentration of all the criteria sought by any lover of strong sensations on four wheels.”
The successor to Ferrari’s V8-engined special series - the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale – which all received critical international acclaim for their performance and undiluted handling, the Ferrari 488 Pista marks a significant step forward both in terms of both sporty dynamics and for the level of technological carry-over from racing. The name (meaning ‘track’ in Italian) is, in fact, a direct homage to Ferrari’s unparalleled heritage in motor sports.