Ferrari’s latest mid-engined Special Series V8, the 488 Pista, has been nominated “Supercar of the Year” by BBC Top Gear Magazine. This brings Ferrari’s tally of BBC TopGear Awards to 16, and complements the 488 GTB which won the same Supercar of the Year award in 2016.
When deciding on the Ferrari 488 Pista as the Supercar of the Year, the editors at BBC TopGear were overwhelmingly impressed by the 488 Pista’s playfulness and the ease with which Ferrari’s control systems allowed the driver to enjoy the full 710hp available from the car’s award-winning twin-turbo V8:
“The Pista is a natural-born performer, a four-wheeled peacock wearing white and blue war paint, constantly wanting to be under the spotlight while creating a plume of smoke out of its arches from disintegrated rubber.”
The Ferrari 488 Pista’ s 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 delivers 710hp and was nominated the best engine in the world in the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards – for the third year running that Ferrari’s V8 has taken this award. The 488 Pista takes inspiration and technology from the Prancing Horse’s 488 Challenge and 488 GTE race cars which compete at the highest levels of motorsport all around the world.
The Ferrari 488 GTE is the car fielded in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the pinnacle of GT racing, where it won two consecutive GT Manufacturers’ titles and no less than five titles in total since the championship’s inception in 2012.
With the Ferrari Genuine Maintenance package that covers all major servicing costs for 7-years, the 488 Pista is a world-beating supercar that can be driven every day.