Ferrari 488 Pista 1st time on track
I went to the 2018 edition of the Ferrari Racing Days in Spa-Francorchamps (I might make a little article about it, too). We had a little surprise (ok, it was a BIG surprise) I didn’t really expect. The Ferrari 488 Pista 1st time on track ! To be absolutely honest, it’s actually a very common thing during the Ferrari Racing Days (FRD), to have the next model make an appearance. When I first went in 2013, in Hockenheim, it was the 458 Speciale. That being said, it was very hush-hush and very private. Not this time.
This time the brand new V8-turbo beast from Maranello, the most ferocious version of the 488, drove on the track. Basically, it kept driving a little bit here and there during the week-end. You just had to be lucky to either be there, either catch it during its demo run (which sadly means only one angle, given the very few laps). Witness the 488 Pista 1st time on track !
So … The question is what do you think ?? A few of my friends were quite disappointed by the sound it made. How the turbo has killed it for the 488 or something. I have to admit the sound wasn’t as crazy as I might’ve expected. But then again, let’s take into consideration 3 factors here :
- It was a demo run. He wasn’t trying to clock the track or anything. Would’ve been too risky anyways
- The 488 Pista was escorted by two 488 challenge, one on each side. Doesn’t help your cause
- Last but not least, we’ve been enjoying the XX Program & F1 Clienti for the past 2 days. We were used to much much louder
So there you have it. What do you think of the Ferrari 488 Pista 1st time on track guys ?
Do tell me, I would love to have your opinions.