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    • 7-minute flat Nurburgring laptime for the Ferrari 488 Pista - 7:00.03

      Just more and more good performance news surrounding the Ferrari 488 Pista. You can add an impressive 7 minute laptime around the Nurburgring to the list as independently tested by Sport Auto. Ok, 7:00.03 to be exact.


      That means the only cars topping it you can count on one hand and they are those that dipped into the 6-minute range.

      At the top you of course have the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ at 6:44.97 and the Porsche 991.2 GT2 RS at 6:47.3. Both of those results are factory times and not independently tested laps.

      This is certainly a highly impressive time:


      This article was originally published in forum thread: 7-minute flat Nurburgring laptime for the Ferrari 488 Pista - 7:00.03 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 9 Comments
      1. stosh1's Avatar
        stosh1 -
        Might have been independently tested, but if the car was supplied by Ferrari (not an actual customer car)...you can pretty much guarantee that it was 'juiced'.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by stosh1 Click here to enlarge
        Might have been independently tested, but if the car was supplied by Ferrari (not an actual customer car)...you can pretty much guarantee that it was 'juiced'.
        A fair point but I'd at least put more stock in Sport Auto than Ferrari's own numbers.
      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Lamborghini Aventador SVJ at 6:44.97
        I just like how somehow the Aventador of all cars is the fastest around the 'ring. Who would have seen that coming when it launched back in 2012 and was more of an "arriver's car" than a drivers car.
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by stosh1 Click here to enlarge
        Might have been independently tested, but if the car was supplied by Ferrari (not an actual customer car)...you can pretty much guarantee that it was 'juiced'.
        Magazines have to accept the cars that they are given. Otherwise you would not have anything to read at all.

        sport auto is the most rigorous of car magazines I know. They put each car in their "supertest" on a dyno, measure the suspension and drive it on the two most iconic racing circuits in Germany, the Nordschleife and Hockenheim. They have frequently mentioned in these tests when the relevant car was making suspiciously more power than it should (happened with more than one BMW...) and also if the suspension has been tweaked beyond factory prescribed limits. You can't really ask for more.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Finally watched the video and I love that fact that the first comment is Sport Auto disclosing that Ferrari was lapping around 7:08 in their pretests before Sport Auto got to do their run.
      1. stosh1's Avatar
        stosh1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        Magazines have to accept the cars that they are given. Otherwise you would not have anything to read at all.

        sport auto is the most rigorous of car magazines I know. They put each car in their "supertest" on a dyno, measure the suspension and drive it on the two most iconic racing circuits in Germany, the Nordschleife and Hockenheim. They have frequently mentioned in these tests when the relevant car was making suspiciously more power than it should (happened with more than one BMW...) and also if the suspension has been tweaked beyond factory prescribed limits. You can't really ask for more.
        Ya, I'm aware that Sport Auto is one of the 'ahem' better magazines out there when it comes to reporting the facts, but I wasn't actually aware that they frequently put cars on dyno's to test for ringers. I'm kinda surprised that they didn't (or maybe they did?) put this one on a dyno after it ran 8 seconds faster than the pre-test runs.Click here to enlarge
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        They tried to dyno the Pista. Unfortunately and due to the mid-engine layout (no possibility to put weight over the driven wheels to improve traction) they were unable to dyno it because they got wheelspin.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        They tried to dyno the Pista. Unfortunately and due to the mid-engine layout (no possibility to put weight over the driven wheels to improve traction) they were unable to dyno it because they got wheelspin.
        So we don't know if Ferrari played with the software...
      1. ///MPOSTER's Avatar
        ///MPOSTER -
        Man he looked excited at the end! Banged the steering wheel!