Dubai Sports Car – 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista with Powerful V8 Engine

Dubai sports car segment has some of the most extravagant and flashy cars which are best-in-class just like the new Ferrari 488 Pista. The 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista is one of the most anticipated vehicles of its time and successor of the 458 Speciale. The name ‘Pista’ means ‘track’ in Italian and Ferrari has not only named this vehicle according to its features but has proved it to be track-worthy. The turbocharged 488 GTB that replaced the 458 Speciale is now more powerful, lighter in weight and have better aerodynamics. The 488 Pista 2018 debuted at the2018 Geneva Motor Show and captured all the attention of the world. This track-worthy Ferrari has better performance dynamics than it’s competitors and is not going to disappoint the car enthusiasts.

The 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista packs a powerful and much acclaimed V8 engine special series and offers homage to the motorsport heritage. This Dubai sports car by Ferrari is inspired by the race specifications of 488 GTE and 488 Challenge. Also, it is considered the most advanced sports car in special series models so far and has the ability to leave onlookers with a lasting impression. The strips on the hood and body with a powerful performance, the Pista encompasses best of both worlds without compromising on good looks or performance.

Here are the details of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista discussed in detail and a closer look at the styling, performance and specifications of this Dubai sports car new entry.

Design of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista

Having a new exterior design with Race-Inspired livery and beefed-up side skirts and a completely new bumper, the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista is an appealing and compelling sports car from every angle. Following the footsteps of the predecessors and looking more aggressive from the exterior, now it does not have the radical rear wing. Though the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista looks sportier than its predecessors the changes are dramatic and have enhanced the exterior better than ever. A motorsport-inspired front bumper, F1-inspired S-Duct and a complex splitter design on the front provide better downforce to this new Dubai sports car.


The exterior and styling of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista have shown some dramatic changes and new design elements. The 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista might not look like its processors but it has its own identity and design philosophy which gives homage to the motorsport. The F1-inspired S-Duct, complex splitter design, new front bumper, huge side vents and thin canards included on each side make it look aggressive and appealing.

Exterior Design of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista

The Dubai sports car are famous for having extravagant looks and amazing exterior, and this new Ferrari lives up to the expectations of enthusiasts. A redesigned hood with a massive vent stretched between headlamps is found on the front side of this new Dubai sports car. Though everything on the front is redesigned by the designers at Ferrari except the headlamps and these dramatic changes have enhanced the looks of the new Ferrari as well. Modified side skirts and rear fender outlets with black trim offers improved heating to the powerful engine. A higher sitting bigger spoiler with a dolphin-tail design, sculpted upper fascia for improved airflow and a large diffuser on the front are some of the styling highlights of the Ferrari 488 Pista 2018 Dubai sports car.

Furthermore, race-car inspired specifications on this Dubai sports car like large vertical fins add more appeal to the design. The design updates offer 20% increase in downforce, capable to deliver better downforce.

Interior – Dubai Sports Car

The 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista has some slight changes in the interior, whereas, the whole interior is in black with red accent on seats, centre console and dashboard. Also, the dashboard has a “488 Pista” badge on the passenger side, AC vents are made of carbon-fibre but the steering wheel is identical to the 488 GTB.

Interior Design of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista

Pista, the new Dubai sports car entry in segment, has an exposed floor depicting a more race-inspired look and the centre console has “R,” “Auto,” and “Launch” buttons moved to the right side near to passenger which were found in the centre before in 488 GTB. A carbon-fibre made console looks appealing and luxurious undoubtedly, mounted between the sportier layout Alcantara leather wrapped sears.

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Performance – Dubai Sports Car

The engineers at Ferrari had to face the challenge for this sportier version of 488 GTB and brought the already world’s best engine with some enhanced performance upgrades. The new Ferrari Pista in Dubai sports car segment has now over 50% of the new components offering a great sporty drive.

Ferrari 488 Pista 2018 packs a 3.9-Litre V8 engine capable of generating 710 horsepower and 770 Nm of Torque, that is precisely 50 horses more power than the predecessors 488 GTB. This performance upgrade is the largest ever increase in this series, making the 2018 488 Pista the most powerful V8 powered Ferrari ever.  The new 488 Pista is powerful and faster as well. It can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.85 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph.  This high power engine is astonishingly performance oriented, and featuring lightweight titanium connecting rods for the piston, crankshaft, lighter flywheel and hollow inlet.

The Ferrari has a new combination of springs and specific valves delivering a more racing character to this Dubai sports car. The internal friction is also reduced with the help of newly introduced DLC-coated piston pins. The new Ferrari 488 Pista of Dubai sports car segment is made from lighter components to reduce the 18-kilogram weight in total as compared to the 488 GTB.

The new Inconel exhausts and extensive use of carbon fibre reduce the weight of the new 488 Pista that is 1,835kg. This leads to more downforce and better drivability.

Price and Availability of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista

Price of the 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista

The 2018 Ferrari 488 Pista has more power and more aggression, lightweight and technology making it the best in Dubai sports car segment with the most advanced engineering. Revealed at the 2018 GIMS, the new 488 Pista is expected to be priced around $320,000 and $340,000.

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