Ferrari 488 Pista lap time at Autocar Wet Handling Track

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2018 Ferrari 488 Pista completed a lap of Autocar Wet Handling Track in 1 minute and 18 seconds.

Track Autocar Wet Handling Track
Type flying start
Vehicle Ferrari 488 Pista
Power / weight 720 ps / 1476 kg
Time 1:18.000
Submitted 3 years ago by fakekillerfour
Source Autocar magazine (United Kingdom)
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Reference:   Image of source Autocar - Road Test Ferrari 488 Pista

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Tyrone1  3y ago

So 9 seconds slower than the 720s which, lets remind ourselves, is very similar dynamically (710+ hp, rear wheel drive, mid engined, similar weight and even more turbo lag for the 720s)
Conclusion: the discrepancies in laptimes are due to ferraris choice of equipping the pista with semi slicks which only perform in the dry.


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SpeedKing  3y ago

You would imagine they were using the Cup2R's on the Pista seeing how there's such a big difference in the wet compared to the 720S but honestly who cares how fast or slow it is in wet conditions?

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benni275  3y ago @SpeedKing

Exactly, nobody cares about the web conditions. In the wet you better go slow with any supercar/hypercar...

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Tyrone1  3y ago @benni275

I dont care about wet performance BUT wet performance is indicative of how aggressive a tyre usually is.
My point im aiming to get across is manufacturers are using ridiculous rubber to fool people into believing that the cars are getting faster when in reality the tyre is just more aggressive. It is a slippery slope, almost as slippery as the Cup 2 R in the wet.
Ill say it again, car magazines should cut out the middle man and lap all the cars on full slicks so there is no argument about performance. Bike magazines have been doing this for ages.

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SpeedKing  3y ago @Tyrone1

Motor mags/sites aren't prepared to foot the bill for new rubber every time they test a new supercar which is understandable. The only way the issue of which supercar is fastest is ever going to be resolved requires a super test ie. all the cars on the same track, same day with a control tyre and professional drivers at the wheel. Of course the issue then is what track to use and you already know that the Ring is my preference for obvious reasons lol

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dr. cosimo  3y ago @Tyrone1

good point

how about you raise the bs flag with vw-911 models to begin with lol

level of hypocrisy is too high here that one can smell their hate and stupidity from miles away