Whatever the car enthusiast, there’s nothing like climbing into the cabin of a precision-tuned supercar to let off a little steam on the blacktop. By now, you must be familiar with the impressive armada of unique, stand-out supercars at Eastern Shore Luxury Cars. In that case, it should be no surprise to see a familiar name popping up regarding worldclass supercar design: Ferrari. With over seven decades of world-class innovation, that fascination is not unwarranted, and the 2020 488 Pista is the perfect emblem of all those years of dedicated automotive ingenuity.
Firstly, the 2020 488 Pista is absolutely gorgeous. Its most prominent features – defined by wide-set, broad fenders and a sleek arching roof – make it a design that cuts an impressive, low-profile on any road top. While available in both coupe and convertible options, the version showcased by Eastern Shore Luxury Cars is a hard-bodied coupe, perfect for winter outings and excursions along the coast.
This 488 Pista features 20-inch wheels, a standard wing spoiler, sill extensions, and auto-leveling projector LED headlights perfect for getting the best picture of the road ahead, even in the dead of winter. Other exterior features, such as heated side mirrors, rear fog lamps, and rain-sensing wipers – with extras like ceramic exhaust pipes and painted calipers – make the car perfect for gearheads that can’t keep off the road during 20 | December / January 2022-2023 the off-season. For a two-seater, the cockpit area of the 2020 488 Pista is surprisingly roomy. One-piece racing carbon-fiber seats dominate the car’s interior spaces, made more spacious by an adjustable – tilting and telescoping – steering column making for much more legroom than comparable supercar designs. Outside of extra space, dual-zone automatic climate control and a keyless entry and ignition make getting around comfortable and straightforward.
Regarding performance, the 2020 488 Pista does its part in maintaining Ferrari’s impressive legacy of raw, kinetic power. This 488 Pista features a twin-charged 3.9-liter V8, spawning a monstrous 711 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 488 Pista is capable of zero to sixty in 2.7 seconds, putting it in the same category as comparable designs from McLaren and Lamborghini, while the suspension remains smooth and easy for everyday driving. In that regard, the car has better fuel economy than most supercars, regularly calculated at 15-20 mpg city/highway, roughly two mph better than its nearest rival, the Lamborghini Huracán, and better suited for city and relaxed driving outings. Still, taking full advantage of the car’s seven-speed gearbox makes every second behind the wheel unforgettable.
Whether you’re more into the ecstasy of taking a corner with the handling of a state-of-the-art fighter jet or revving off the line with enough force to glue you to the seat, taking the helm of a tuned road warrior is one of the best feelings in the world. If the 2020 488 Pista seems your speed, stop by Eastern Shore Luxury Cars in Daphne, AL, for an impressive inventory of similar rare and high-performance autos sure to match all your thrill-seeking appetites.