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212 MPH IN A PISTA

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by FordGTDriver, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. exoticcardreamer

    exoticcardreamer Formula Junior

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    ummm, twosherpaz has a laf aperta and fxxk. In fact he has everything and yet he specifically mentioned his Chiron...
     
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  3. John117

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    Video on YouTube has been posted

     
  4. FordGTDriver

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  5. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Excellent video and article by the OP. Congratulations on what must have been a memorable experience!

    I once went 339kph (odo value) briefly on the 458: never been more focused and scared in my life. The car was perfectly tight and happy travelling at that speed, the problem was the driver: not used driving at that speed (I don’t track and never had access to a runway), I had to change my underwear.

    Your Pista is absolutely gorgeous. Keep enjoying in good health!

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
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  6. richie458

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  8. AlfistaPortoghese

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    #81 AlfistaPortoghese, Mar 21, 2020
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    That’s a 488? The highest top speed I’ve ever seen on any 488 was 345kph that was tuned to 780 horsepower:



    364kph is even faster than a 812 Superfast:



    Maybe something’s off?

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  9. richie458

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    OK it was a joke, 364kph was from my 812.

    My former 488 did only 350kph
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  10. REALZEUS

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    Don't take youtube videos at face value. A small incline can make a big difference, not to mention atmospheric conditions, fuel quality etc, etc.

    Edit: Just saw that the 364 kph run was in an 812.
     
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  11. richie458

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    You are right with the incline. The street I did the this is an Autobahn that goes slightly downhill which is close to my home. In both (364 in 812 and 350 in 488), I did not hit the limiter but the turn at the end of the straight. Both could go faster, at least downhill.


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    Now are you going to take it to Bonneville where you get a world-recognized time slip?
     
  16. richie458

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    Good idea but too far away for me


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  17. DefunctNeurons

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    Um, “with the roof down”?!? Wow, what was that like?


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  18. richie458

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  19. DefunctNeurons

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    Ha ha I bet!


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  20. FordGTDriver

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    Hard to believe its been over a year since I had this adventure...seems like yesterday. Nearly a year and a half later and the Pista remains among my favorite cars of all time. I just got a GT3RS, and while I am really diggin' it, the Pista is a true keeper. I'm sneaking away from the office this afternoon to hit the canyon and let that Ferrari howl echo off the cliff walls. Very special car :)
     
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  21. Pis7a2020

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    I feel the same way about my Pista. I ended up getting rid of my GT2RS, which was a bad ass ride, but didn’t do it for me like the Pista.


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  22. TAM340R

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    Whatever is the price level now ....I like my pista!
    I did not buy it like an investment.


    tam
     
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  23. FerrariCognoscenti

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    Has a 458 or 488 GTB ever run there? What were those speeds?


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  24. spyderman

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    From what I’m seeing in Canada the Pista’s are selling for over list price on the coupes. There seems to be a great interest in the Pista’s which is a little surprising considering that the difference between the Pista coupe and F8 is approximately $250,000 Canadian. I personally know of a corsa red coupe that just sold to a friend of mine for 655 K CDN. The dealer was asking 679 k for it. The list was under 540K.

    The Pista spiders are selling in the 850 k for cars with an MSRP of 580-630 k.
     
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  25. Coincid

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    Very few Pistas for sale in Canada and still asking $250- 275 CAD above a new F8.
     
  26. JHNurse

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    Just read this today. Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed reading your story!

    Andy

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  27. Chasing Ferrari

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    stock Cup 2 Tires? will that make a difference?
     
  28. FordGTDriver

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    Yes, stock tires. Don’t think it would make any difference to a top speed run of this distance...in a half mile or less it would have an effect
     

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