The Ferrari 488 Pista has been nominated “Sportive de l’année”, Sports Car of the Year, by leading French car magazine, MotorSport.

The Ferrari 488 Pista, the successor to the 360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia and 458 Speciale, is powered by the most powerful V8 engine in the Maranello marque’s history.

In a head-to-head with 11 other international sports cars the 488 Pista set the magazine’s fastest ever lap time for a production car in just 1’44.90 on a 4.4 km ex-F1 GP circuit.

The Ferrari 488 Pista
The Ferrari 488 Pista voted MotorSport magazine’s Sports Car of the Year 2018

The magazine praised the 488 Pista for “knocking out the jury – and the competitors – thanks to its performance, lateral grip, its winning combination of engine and gearbox, and its electronic vehicle dynamics controls … On top of that, it also knows how to be very playful. The 488 Pista is a concentration of all the criteria sought by any lover of strong sensations on four wheels.”

The Ferrari 488 Pista

The interior has a distinctive racing feel with extensive use of lightweight, exclusive technical materials such as carbon-fibre and Alcantara.

The Ferrari 488 Pista starts at £252,000.