The Ferrari 488 Pista 2020 is the stuff of supercar dreams. Wide shoulders with bulging fenders and a stylish roof arch, this confident Italian stands out in a crowd. Its cabin is surprisingly spacious, offering more real estate than is typically found in a two-door sports car. When it comes to performance, the 488 provides the power and poise you would expect from a car made by the legendary Ferrari license plate. Launches from a deadlock at 60 mph in less than three seconds, lashing corners and barrels down with singular agility. This Ferrari costs as much as a house in the suburbs, but if you have the means, it has the products to thrill and excite.
For the 2020 model year, the 488’s trim line is reduced from three to two, leaving only the Pista and Pista Spider.
> Coupe track: $ 331,000
> Convertible Spider Track: $ 351,300
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The 488 is a two-seater, and both passengers are treated to a cabin that offers more space than is normally found in a high-priced exotic. The interior features performance-themed design cues that reflect the assertive look of the car’s sheet metal. As is typical for cars in this class, there is not much cargo space. The 488 Pista offers just six cubic feet of space for your belongings.
Infotainment and connectivity
The Ferrari 488 comes standard with technological amenities like an integrated navigation system and a six-speaker audio system. All models are equipped with Bluetooth phone and audio streaming. Apple CarPlay integration is offered for a perfect connection to your devices, but Android Auto is not available.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
A 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 lives under the hood of the 488, generating 711 horsepower and 567 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic gearbox governs the procedure, sending power to the car’s rear wheels. The 488 is specifically designed to quench your thirst for speed. In our track tests, he made the dash from zero to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. That puts him on an equal footing with the McLaren 720S. The Lamborghini Huracán Evo is faster, however, sprinting in just 2.5 seconds. The 488’s suspension manages to be both communicative and smooth, offering ride quality that makes this car a reasonably livable companion in everyday driving.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
According to EPA estimates, the fuel economy for the 2020 Ferrari 488 comes in at 15/20 city / highway mpg. That makes it a more efficient option than the Lamborghini Huracán, which is rated at up to 13/18 mpg.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
As is the case with low-volume exotic cars, the Ferrari 488 2020 has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Additionally, the 488 has a sparse selection of driver assistance features. Amenities such as a blind spot warning system are not offered. Key security features include:
> Standard backup camera
> Standard rear parking sensors
Warranty and maintenance coverage
Ferrari powertrain and limited warranties offer coverage equal to that of Lamborghini. However, Ferrari stands out for providing seven years of free scheduled maintenance. Lamborghini does not provide free scheduled maintenance for its vehicles.
> The limited warranty covers 3 years or unlimited miles
> Free scheduled maintenance covers 7 years or unlimited miles