Ferrari confirms 488 Pista

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The increased power output and weight loss means that the 488 Pista shaves 0.2 seconds off the 0-60 sprint (now standing at 2.8 seconds), while the vehicle can now top out at 211 miles per hour (up from 205 mph).

As you'd expect the 488 Pista is no slouch with it only needing 2.85 seconds to reach 62 miles per hour and 7.6 seconds to reach 124 miles per hour. In the case of the 488 Pista, Ferrari says that's pure racing technology distilled into a road vehicle.

Inside the Pista is as you would expect with other Ferrari supercars - sports seats, the hexagonal-like sports steering wheel and driver-focused cockpit, although more details will be released when the auto is publically unveiled in Geneva. The vehicle should be officially unveiled to the public in two weeks time at the Geneva Motor Show 2018.

It's new, it's called the 4XX Siracusa Spider, and it's also a mind-boggling example of how to ruin a flawlessly drawn Ferrari like the 488 Spider.

Pista, of course, is the Italian word for "track", and a track is very much where you'll want to spend most of your time with the vehicle.

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Ferrari will open orders for the 488 Pista following its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, which runs from 8 to 18 March, Autocar reports. We also here that the Pista benefits from a more hardcore shift strategy for the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and the addition of carbon fiber body panels and wheels, the latter shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

Ferrari has cut a total of 90kg from the weight of the standard 488 to enhance the 488 Pista's handling and improved its aerodynamic efficiency with F1-influenced changes to the car's front and rear diffusers, undertray and air intakes. The top speed is 211 miles per hour - 6 MPH better than the standard GTB. All told, the Pista generates 20 percent more downforce than the GTB.

The Pista joins the GTB and Challenge models in the current 488 line-up. SSC 6.0 incorporates all the following systems: E-Diff3, F1-Trac, the magnetorheological suspension (SCM) and, for the first time ever, the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer. Trick software (including a function that adjusts the pressure of the brake calipers) helps drivers make the most of the Pista's power regardless of their skill level behind the wheel.

Fans will be able to see the new supercar in the metal at the Geneva Motor Show next month.