Ferrari’s latest mid-engined Special Series V8, the 488 Pista, has been nominated as Jeremy Clarkson’s favourite “Supercar of the Year” at News International’s The Motors Awards 2019. This award is undoubtedly one of the most coveted and hardest-to-win awards in the industry, because it is Jeremy’s personal choice for his favourite supercar of the year.
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter driving the Ferrari 488 Pista with its award-winning and fast-revving 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 which delivers 710 CV, Jeremy was clearly in awe of the car with his headline which declared: “So thrilling it leaves brilliant in the dust.”
Jeremy went on to write: “…the Pista is one of the most exciting, thrilling, beautiful and satisfying cars ever made. It makes all other cars feel as though they’re built from moss and bark. It is superb.” And, “…the Pista is not just good. Or brilliant. It’s way beyond that.”
The Ferrari 488 Pista’ s 3.9 litre twin-turbo V8 delivers 710hp and was nominated the best engine in the world in the 2019 International Engine of the Year Awards – for the fourth year running that Ferrari’s V8 has taken this award. The 488 Pista takes inspiration and technology from the Prancing Horse’s 488 Challenge and 488 GTE race cars which compete at the highest levels of motorsport all around the world, including taking the GTE Pro class victory at the 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours.
The Ferrari 488 GTE is the car fielded in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the pinnacle of GT racing, where it won two consecutive GT Manufacturers’ titles and no less than five titles in total since the championship’s inception in 2012.
With the Ferrari Genuine Maintenance package that covers all major servicing costs for 7-years, the 488 Pista is a world-beating supercar that can be driven every day.