Watch the Ferrari 488 Pista complete the Nurburgring in exactly 7 minutesOctober 17, 2019
The “charged” version of the Italian supercar was able to overcome the 20.8-kilometer race track in 7 minutes. Under the hood of the car is equipped with a 3.9-liter V8 engine with a capacity of 720 horsepower (770 Nm), and an automatic transmission can change gears at a speed of 30 milliseconds.
In most cases, when we talk about the Nurburgring race track, we mean the so-called “spy” photos from the tests of some new car. The most recent prototypes we saw on the legendary German circuit were the Tesla Model S electric sedan, the updated Hyundai Tucson crossover, the premium South Korean Genesis GV70 SUV, and the mysterious test version of the Porsche Panamera.
This time, we want to show you the high-speed “run” around the 20.8-kilometer Nordschleife loop, which was performed by the Ferrari 488 Pista. This is a more productive version of the Italian supercar, which is equipped with a 3.9-liter V8 engine with 720 horsepower (770 Nm). The engine uses new camshafts, an enlarged intercooler, reinforced pistons, titanium connecting rods and Inconel exhaust manifolds in the engine borrowed from the 488 Challenge model.
The car was able to completely drive the circle in 7:00 minutes. This is very impressive, given that the car was completely in serial “guise”, and its tires are standard Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R K1.
As a transmission, an upgraded version of the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is installed, which shifts gears in just 30 milliseconds when the car is in race mode. In addition, the 488 Pista is about 91 kilograms lighter than the regular Ferrari 488 GTB on which it is based, and the level of downforce generated is 20% higher at high speed. Sounds like the perfect car for a German racetrack?
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