Ferrari 488 Pista: leaked images of 700bhp 911 GT2 RS rival show name

Sam Sheehan
20 February 2018
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Leaked images of Ferrari"s soon-to-land track-focused 488 variant appear to show that it will be named the Pista - which is Italian for track.

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The pictures, shared on American forum website Ferrari Chat, show the car"s aggressive aerodynamic changes, including a large front splitter and more prominent rear diffuser. The image of the rear (below) also shows the car"s name: 488 Pista.

Ferrari has refrained from commenting on the images or the Pista name. The brand"s only official nod to the upcoming car has come in video form. Footage released last week (scrolls down) showed the 458 Speciale successor in action on track at the company"s Maranello base.

Set to become the most hardcore, track-focused Ferrari road car yet produced, the top 488 model will use a 700bhp-plus engine derived from the 488 Challenge race car – two of which are also featured in the video – and feature new bodywork focused on maximising downforce.