Ferrari 488 Pista Driven By Valentino Rossi – Video
The new Ferrari 488 Pista was put through its paces by a very special test-driver today – none other than Valentino Rossi. The Moto GP champion, who just finished third in the Qatar GP, could not resist the opportunity to try out Ferrari’s latest car when he dropped by Maranello. Valentino gave full vent to the twin-turbo V8’s massive 720 CV on the Fiorano track, proving he is as skilled on four wheels as two.
Technically, the Ferrari 488 Pista encompasses all of the experience built up on the world’s circuits by the 488 Challenge and the 488 GTE. For over 25 years, Maranello has been organising the most prestigious of all one-make championships, the Ferrari Challenge, in which over 100 drivers split into three continental series do battle at the wheel. Last year saw the introduction of the 488 Challenge, the first model in the series to be equipped with a turbo engine. The Ferrari 488 GTE is instead the car fielded in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the pinnacle of GT racing, where it has won two consecutive GT Manufacturers’ titles and no less than five titles in total since the championship’s inception in 2012. Thanks to wins in both the Pro and Am categories, the 488 GTE has taken no fewer than 35 out of the 50 races run to date.