Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Latest at the Geneva Auto Show
The Geneva Auto Show is where the Maranello outfit enjoy’s debuting its latest models, and now following the Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia, and 458 Speciale, the company has unveiled its next Supercar, again at the Geneva Motor Show.
The 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista, which means racetrack in Italian is the latest member of the Road/Track car family in Ferrari’s legacy line up that began in Y 1947 with s/n 125S.
Pista brings together everything Ferrari learned to date from the 488 GTE, GT3 and Challenge ssports racing cars.
The revised 3.9ltr twin-turbocharged V-8 in the Pista develops 710-hp at 8000 rpm and 568 pound-feet of torque at 3000 rpm, this friends, is an increase of 49-hp and 7 pound-feet of torque over the 488 GTB.
Ferrari claims that the 488 Pista will mark 62 mph from a standstill in 2.9 secs, will hit 124 mph from Zero in 7.6 secs and has a Top Speed 211 mph plus.
Compared to the 488 GTB, Pista is 0.3-ins lower, 0.9-ins wider, and 1.5-ins shorter in length. Because of many weight reduction measures throughout this Supercar, the 488 Pista is nearly 198 lbs lighter than the 488 GTB. When weighed dry Pista is less than 44 lbs heavier than the 488 GTE and 488 GT3.
Ferrari’s 488 GTB is a competent track contender, but in order to make the 488 Pista an even more potent Ferrari fitted it with the GTE’s angled front splitter, a reshaped front bumper, revised rear diffuser, a dolphin-tail spoiler, and has added additional air-exiting holes into the rear fenders.
However, 488 Pista’s signature piece is the steep channel carved into the hood.
Aerospace and racing engineers call this an S-duct, a design which increases the down-force on the front axle by funneling air from the bottom of the diffuser and directs it upwards in an S pattern, which creates a suction effect between the channeled air and the surface of the car.
Then, when all of the aerodynamic enhancements are combined and aligned, it results in a 20% increase in down-force on the 488 Pista.
Ferrari’s Side-Slip Angle Control, which is in its 6th version in the Pista, controls the electronic limited-slip differential, the traction and stability control, and the response of the magnetic dampers.
The system can vary how hard the brake calipers bite.
The cockpit of 488 Pista is Ferrari usual, it features additional micro-suede trim, red stripes, and 5-point seat-belts.
Ferrari has yet to announce its base price for 488 Pista, but I expect the 488 Pista will cost North of $300,000, Plus Tax & License and other dealer and government fees. No matter, it you have not had your hand up within the preferred clienti line up, and have not been told you are down for 1, you will not get 1 off a show room floor.
|NYSE:RACE||124.71||9 March 2018||0.89||124.2||124.85||124||324,300|
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for RACE:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Neutral (0.24)||Neutral (-0.10)||Bullish (0.48)||Bullish (0.35)|
Have a terrific weekend.