Earlier we reported that the billionaire Yohan Poonawalla has added a Ferrari 488 Pista Spider to his exotic collection of supercars and now we bring some more detailed pictures of the new Ferrari. Yohan Poonawalla is the Chairman of and MD of the Poonawalla Engineering Group and holds other high-level positions in various businesses that come under Poonwalla family. He is a well-known car collector due to which he has an abundance of exotic cars and vintage cars. Yohan himself has posted some of the pictures while other pictures were posted by a photographer. There is quite a bit of customization done by the billionaire to the 488 Pista Spider.
For starters, the car is finished in Rosso Corsa which is the Red international motor racing colour for Italy. It gets Italian flag’s tri-colour centre strip on the exterior. It runs from the front throughout the rear. Then there is the P lettering on the sides and on the seats too. The Italian flag’s tri-colour accents are continued on the steering wheel, seats, gear selector, paddle shifters and side skirts. The sports car also gets a custom plaque that says “Specially Built for Yohan Poonawalla”.
This is not the first Ferrari for Yohan Poonawalla. He already owns a Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta. Other than Ferraris. he owns a Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Flying Spur, Mercedes-AMG GT-R roadster and other vintage cars.
The 488 Pista is the 50th open-top model from the Ferrari. The Ferrari 488 Pista is powered by 3.9-litre, V8 petrol engine that is twin-turbocharged. The engine churns a max power output of a massive 720 HP and a peak torque of 770 Nm. The engine is mated to an F1 seven-speed Dual Clutch automatic transmission which shifts lightning fast. Even after being a twin-turbocharged unit, the engine can hit a red line of 8,000 rpm!
This engine has been awarded “engine of the year” three times in a row from 2016 to 2018. This gem of an engine propels the 488 Pista to 100 kmph in just 2.85 seconds and 200 kmph in 8 seconds flat! For reference, most of the Indian cars cannot hit a ton in under 10 seconds. The 488 Pista will top out by hitting a top speed of 340 kmph. What also helps in this is the light kerb weight of just 1,485 kgs.
Ferrari is known to make powerful sports cars that are very driver engaging. Being the “Pista” this Ferrari makes 10 Nm more than the standard 488 Spider. The torque is from as low as just 3,000 rpm. Being a “Spider”, the 488 comes with a retractable hard-top which means that the body lines of the vehicles are disturbed and you can use the vehicle even if its cloudy or rainy. Although no one will be using a “Ferrari” when the weather conditions are not favourable.