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2019 Ferrari 488 Pista: Most Powerful Maranello V8 in History

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista: Most Powerful Maranello V8 in History

The Newest 488 Model

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - Eurodrift

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – Eurodrift

In 2018, Ferrari revealed a new version of the 488, the Pista. The 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista has the most powerful V8 in Maranello history. Ferrari quotes that the 488 Pista is the “ultimate driving experience”. As the other 488 models, the Pista is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive model. Furthermore, the 488 Pista is built with more racing technology than the other models. For anyone that doesn’t speak Italian, “pista” stands for “track”. Hence, this vehicle is quite the experience for the money. Starting at $350,050, the Pista can only go up in price from there… starting with carbon fiber wheels.

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista - Front - Manufacturer Picture - Eurodrift

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Front – Manufacturer Picture – Eurodrift

The Most Powerful Maranello V8

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista - Cockpit - Manufacturer Picture - Eurodrift

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Cockpit – Manufacturer Picture – Eurodrift

The 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista sports the most powerful V8 in Maranello history. This engine is a dry-sump twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8 with 710 horsepower and 568 lb.-ft. of torque. Not surprisingly, 50% of the Pista engine parts are new. The powerful Pista engine works in conjunction with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. From 0 to 60 mph, this car takes only 2.8 seconds. Furthermore, from 0 to 100 mph, it’s a quick 5.4 seconds. The Pista can complete a quarter mile in 10.4 seconds. Lastly, the top speed for this model is 211 mph. Note, these numbers are from Car & Driver.

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - Eurodrift

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – Eurodrift

Differences from the GTB and Spider

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista - Side - Manufacturer Picture - Eurodrift

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Side – Manufacturer Picture – Eurodrift

The 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista differs from the GTB and Spider in multiple ways. Firstly, as mentioned above, the engine contains 50% new parts. Secondly, there is a lighter crankshaft and flywheel. Thirdly, the titanium connecting rods allow for 17% reduction in inertia. Fourthly, the compression ratio is now 9.6:1. Finally, there are 8-10% stiffer springs that can still manage to be sports car comfy.

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - Eurodrift

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – Eurodrift

An Impressive Piece of Fine Art

Ferrari 488 Pista – Official Video – Ferrari – YouTube

On planet earth, the Italians are known for their fine design of clothing and vehicles. The 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista is just another display of this elegant appreciation of art. From front to rear, this car is stunning with the power of the horse on the logo. With the modifications on the Pista, GTB and Spider drivers will probably be jealous. Regardless, the GTB and Spider are also amazing Ferrari vehicles. In conclusion, the 488 Pista is another stunning jewel from the land of Italy.

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - Eurodrift

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – Eurodrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista: Fully Electric at $2.3 Million!

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista: Fully Electric at $2.3 Million!

The All-New Fully Electric Ferrari

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

At the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari made a debut of its own. This reveal was equivalent to the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae. The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista is a fully electric hypercar at $2.3 million USD. With the debut of the Bugatti La Voiture Noire at the same show, the Pininfarina is a jab at their unveiling. With over 400 more horsepower, this fully electric Ferrari is basically the company’s way of showing off. No offense to the competitors, but wow. Who would’ve expected such an amazing EV Ferrari? This was always a consideration but felt more like a rumor. Now, it’s as true as true could ever be.

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Four Electric Motors with 1,873 Horsepower

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista - Four Electric Motors - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Four Electric Motors – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Ferrari Pininfarina Battista doesn’t sport the usual mid-engine Ferrari V8. This time, the company takes it a major step forward. Rather than a combustion engine, this car contains four electric motors. These motors are capable of producing 1,873 horsepower. Furthermore, with zero emissions! Wow, that is quite the accomplishment. Ferrari is shaping a pathway for the future. Although there’s nothing wrong with a Ferrari V8, it was time for the company to venture forward. With this setup, Ferrari is preparing well for the upcoming majority EV era. Combustion engines are amazing feats of engineering, but everything comes to an end.

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista - Top Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Top Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Worth $2.3 Million USD? Yes!

Pininfarina Battista: 1900hp Hyper-EV | Carfection – YouTube

So, is the Ferrari Pininfarina Battista worth $2.3 million? Yes! While the MSRP says so, this car is probably worth it. This car has an amazingly stylish exterior with a powerhouse EV setup. How could one go wrong? Electric motors deliver instantaneous power, so there’s no more delays on the throttle! This car will surely hit 60 mph in most likely under 3 seconds. The plan for the company is to release the model in the 2020 year. Depending on the release period, it may be a 2020 or 2021 model. Pininfarina came through with another phenomenal design. Overall, the Battista is an amazing accomplishment and deserves the utmost respect.

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista - Rear Corner with Spoiler - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Ferrari Pininfarina Battista – Rear Corner with Spoiler – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Ferrari Santa Spreads Holiday Spirit in Style

Ferrari Santa Spreads Holiday Spirit in Style

Santa’s New Sleigh: Ferrari 458

Every year, Santa comes to town flying upon his magical sleigh led by reindeer. But, recently, Santa has been spotted with a new sleigh. Ferrari Santa enjoys driving a 458 around town. Obviously, this was quite a good choice in upgrade, as it arrives with 568 reindeer power, oops… horsepower. The Ferrari 458 is quite a magnificent car, so using it to spread holiday cheer is pretty cool. Also, Merry Christmas to everyone that reads this article on the day of release – Christmas 2018! And, obviously, every year thereafter!

Basics About the Ferrari 458

With Ferrari Santa driving around town, it is good etiquette to understand his vehicle. The Ferrari 458 sports a 4.5-liter Ferrari F136 F V8 engine. This motor produces 568 base horsepower and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. The motor works in combo with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Furthermore, with a rear mid-engine and RWD, this car can cause quite the stir. There’s no more wondering when Santa is coming to town, everyone will know. Particularly, by the mighty Ferrari V8 roaring thru town.

Merry Christmas 2018!

Ferrari Santa Claus Spreading Christmas Spirit!! RICHKIDSTV – DREY – YouTube

Santa’s new Ferrari is definitely a great way to surprise kids during the holidays. Ferrari Santa, although not the real one, drives around a town handing gifts to children far and wide. During the holidays, kids bring the most joy, and this is a great way to lighten up their days. Many of these kids may remember this for the rest of their life. How often does Ferrari Santa pull up in his 458 to provide gifts on the fly? Not often! Overall, Ferrari Santa is an awesome guy spreading holiday spirit to the children.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider at Monterey 2018

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider at Monterey 2018

Ferrari 488 Pista vs. Lamborghini Huracan

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Front Corner with Closed Roof - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Front Corner with Closed Roof – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Unveiled during Monterey Car Week, the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider has all the performance upgrades of the 488 Coupe, plus open-air driving. This makes it competitive with the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. However, the engines are quite different and the result is that the Pista is faster off the line.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift
  • 3.9-Liter V8 Bi-Turbo Gasoline Engine
  • 7-Speed Dual Clutch Auto Transmission
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 711 HP, 8000 RPM
  • 568 LB.-FT. at 3,000 RPM
  • 0-124 MPH in 7.6 Seconds

Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe - Front Corner - Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Huracan Coupe – Front Corner – Fabspeed Open House & Exotic Car Meet 2017 – EuroDrift
  • 5.2-Liter V10 Naturally Aspirated
  • 7-Speed Dual Clutch Auto Transmission
  • Four-Wheel Drive
  • 630 HP, 8,000 RPM
  • 443 LB.-FT. at 6,500 RPM
  • 0-124 MPH in 8.9 Seconds

The Pista has a wheelbase of 2650 mm, making it a bit wider and easier to handle in the corners. Apart from that and the slight speed edge, the two cars are virtually neck and neck. The Lamborghini comes with a high price tag so we are curious where the Spider’s price point will fall.

The Spider Cuts Weight

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Pista was built for the track. In fact, “Pista” is the Italian word for “track.” Whether you are looking at the new Spider or the Coupe, 0-62 mph in 2.85 seconds is pretty fast. The fact that the convertible matches the speed of the coupe is even more impressive given that it weighs more.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Cockpit - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Cockpit – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

A lot of effort went into reducing the weight of the Spider. First, they replaced the alloy rims with carbon fiber wheels. Ferrari also took out the carpets and even replaced the metal door handles with straps. Yet, after modifications, the Spider still weighed 220 lbs more than the Pista Coupe.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Ferrari’s Not Divulging the Price

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Official Video – Ferrari – YouTube

Despite inquiries, Ferrari has been pretty hush-hush regarding the price of the new 488 Pista Spider. The automaker also hasn’t set a release date. However, the unveiling in Monterey may have set the stage for the launch.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Overhead - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Overhead – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

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Ferrari 488 Pista Spider - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

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