Ferrari 488 Pista lap time at Mendig AFB Circuit

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2018 Ferrari 488 Pista completed a standing lap of Mendig AFB Circuit in 1 minute and 41 seconds.

Track Mendig AFB Circuit
Type standing start
Vehicle Ferrari 488 Pista
Power / weight 720 ps / 1474 kg
Driver Christian Menzel
Time 1:41.000
Peak speed 280 kph (174 mph)
Average speed 151 kph (94 mph)
Submitted 28.07.2020 by FastestLaps
Source Auto Motor und Sport magazine (Germany)
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Reference:   Image of source Auto Motor und Sport - "Fast Lap" TV series

Ferrari 488 Pista1:41.00
McLaren 720S1:42.00+1.0
Porsche 911 GT2 RS1:42.29+1.3
Huracán Performante1:44.01+3.0
Aventador LP750-4 SV1:44.81+3.8
McLaren 720S283+3.0
Porsche 911 GT2 RS282+2.0
Ferrari 488 Pista280 kph
McLaren 570S278-2.0
Aventador LP750-4 SV276-4.0
Huracán Performante270-10.0
Audi R8 V10 Plus268-12.0
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SpeedKing  1w ago

It's a pity there aren't subtitles because i would be interested to hear what he had to say re the comparison between the 720S and the Pista.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1faXQ1ZzUw

 

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VJT  1w ago

They are very similare, the speed is almost the same. But, according to the driver, the 720S has a better acceleration after the corners, the pista is tougher to drive. I'm not sure if the 720s has the Michelin track tires as well


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SpeedKing  1w ago @VJT

McLaren use Pirelli so the 720S might have had PZero Corsa's.


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Cocobe  1w ago @SpeedKing

the Pista was on cup2R ?


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benni275  1w ago @Cocobe

My assumption would be Cup R for Pista and GT2 RS, and Trofeo R for the 720s (option that was not available from the beginning), but otherwise the 720S and the others wouldn't be so much quicker than the Performante


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dante  1w ago @Cocobe

they brought in lfailed engineers from japan to help them out with suspension settings and suggested to swap out the double clutch with lexsux single clutch to benefit from weight difference :)


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Cocobe  1w ago @benni275

720s didn't have Trofeo R's unless it was optioned with the track pack which came much later indeed


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SpeedKing  1w ago @Cocobe

More than likely but as is often the case unless you've got the German mag you can't be certain?


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Cocobe  1w ago @SpeedKing

I had a look at the lap. Honestly the track is a bunch of long straights with a few 90 degree corners. Its no wonder the 720s did so well on it. Also, I think the track pack comes with the rollcage, light wheels and different seats. The car in the lap looks like a normal 720s


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SpeedKing  1w ago @Cocobe

Yeah it's the former Mendig air base which suits turbo cars with lots of power so it's nothing to rave about. Give me the Green Hell any day coz that sorts out the potential of supercars esp with factory drivers who take them to its absolute limit.


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VJT  1w ago @SpeedKing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKUOLksey_M
I found the footage of 720s on the same lap


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VJT  1w ago @SpeedKing

Porsche GT2 RS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R51HFIhEYPs
Huracan Performante: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDjmSKXyBoA


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SpeedKing  1w ago @VJT

Looking at the lap times between the Pista,720S and GT2RS at Mendig the only difference in lap times was tyres used ie. Pista Cup2R's the 720S on P Zero Corsa's and the GT2 RS on Cup2's so stick them all on the Cup2R's and there would be less than 1/2 a second between all three..


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Cocobe  1w ago @SpeedKing

Man, it’s gonna be close. I think tires won’t make as big of a difference since the track has so few long corners.
If the 720s has the track pack as well with the trofeo R, I’m gonna lean on it winning it.


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dante  1w ago @Cocobe

vw-992 turbo s is the winning ticket here

remember the last test with carwow ? :)


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realstats  1w ago @dante

That's not even the fastest time the Porsche has done. It has done 9.9 elsewhere and I'd say can probably do 9.85 on a good day at a drag strip

720s is still king as its fastest timeslip is 9.733 and it consistently runs sub 10s . I cant wait to see a proper showdown between these 2 weapons


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SpeedKing  1w ago @realstats

"and it consistently runs sub 10s " absolute rubbish, do your research before posting 'unreal stats'


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dante  1w ago @realstats

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