Car Of The Week – Our Ferrari 488 Pista

Thanks to this car, Ferrari has skipped out a whole stratum of the supercar hierarchy: whereas a Speciale made a peak of 597bhp, the Pista cranks the power all the way up to 710bhp, neatly vaulting over the 600 horsepower supercar class.

There are also some eyebrow-raising acceleration figures and circuit lap times to tell you about, the Pista having become the first production car to bring a set of super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres to the MIRA dry handling circuit, as well as everything else.

And it may not smash the McLaren Senna’s dry handling track lap record but by prioritising accessibility and vivacity of driver appeal, it arguably beats every single one of its rivals for sheer excitement and instant fun factor.

Our very own 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista you see here, finished in Rosso Corsa, has only covered 3,300 miles from new. But the story here is that it’s fitted with the highly sought-after £30,000 factory Carbon Fibre wheels and every Carbon extra imaginable.

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