Introduction: the Ferrari 488 Pista
It needs no introduction, in hindsight. The Ferrari 488 Pista is the fastest car to have ever lapped the Top Gear test track. 1m 12.7s. One minute 12.7s for goodness sake! Astonishing pace.
It is the most powerful mid-engined, V8 Ferrari ever built, and – to use boxing parlance because it feels like the correct analogy – carries its power very late into the fight. By which we mean, it never stops trying to rip your face off. Any rpm, any speed, the Pista simply wants to scrap. Or powerslide. Sometimes it wants to do both at the same time and that’s only lightly alarming.
But what if you bought one and just wanted to do… like, really normal things in it? Is the Pista – a hardcore road racer if ever there was one – capable of doing normal?
Here are some reasons why, in this twisted, upside down world we live in, we think that’s entirely possible. Maybe. Bit of creative licence here if we’re honest.