The Ferrari 488 Pista is a beast. The track-ready mid-engine supercar has taken production records at places like Hockenheim and Top Gear's test track, and now, it's just set another impressive lap, this time at the Nurburgring.
German publication Sport Auto took a Ferrari 488 Pista to the Green Hell to see how quickly it could lap the Nordschleife, and managed to see a staggering 7:00.03 time, coming just short of breaking the seven-minute barrier. That puts it right behind cars like the Lamborghini Aventador SV and Porsche 918 Spyder, and ahead of the Dodge Viper ACR, Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro, and McLaren 720S. It's currently the seventh-quickest production car to ever lap the circuit.
The car was driven by Christian Gebhardt, the publication's main test driver, and it wore Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Rs. The Pista packs 710 horsepower from its twin-turbo V-8, sending power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It looks like a roller-coaster judging by the onboard footage, with a good amount of steering input and tire squeal involved.
If the 488 Pista is this quick around the 'Ring, we can only imagine the time the company's new 986-horsepower SF90 Stradale can set. We'll have to stay tuned.