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2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

Maranello’s most powerful V-8 car goes topless

The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider joined the 488 lineup at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as a replacement for the 458 Speciale Aperta. The Ferrari 488 Pista replaced the iconic 458 Speciale, and it’s the first of its kind to hide a turbocharged engine under the hood.

Just when we thought that Ferrari settled for the Aperta name for its convertible sports car, Maranello returned to using the old Spider badge. But this is arguably a small issue here, as the Pista Aperta is just as exciting as its coupe sibling, but with extra headroom when the top is removed. The 50th drop-top model built by Ferrari since 1947, the Pista Spider made its global debut in the United States, where convertible sports cars are more popular than everywhere else in the world. Let’s have a closer look at the latest member of the 488 family in the review below..

Continue reading to learn more about the Ferrari 488 Pista Spider.

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This 1998 Subaru Imprezza 22B STi Is As Pristine As It Is Rare

This 1998 Subaru Imprezza 22B STi Is As Pristine As It Is Rare

This is a very rare chance to get a highly-collectable Subaru Impreza 22B STI

Auction sites like bringatrailer.com are the perfect places to look at if you are looking for unusual or rare vehicles. That is exactly the case with this 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STI, which has 40,000 km (24,855 miles) on the clock. Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are becoming increasingly sought-after, especially those that were never sold in the US and have to be 25 years old. The Skyline R34 GTR and Supra A80 Turbo are already six-figure cars. The 22B STI is right up there with them, and for good reason.

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Will You Forgive GM for the Crap Quality of the C8 Corvette if the C9 Looks Like this?

Will You Forgive GM for the Crap Quality of the C8 Corvette if the C9 Looks Like this?

This concept will never see daylight unless GM rebrands itself as a European carmaker

Chevrolet got the performance right for its first-ever mid-engine production car but in doing so, it kind of missed the whole point of what a well-made interior should look and feel like. But what if the carmaker came up with a next-generation C9 that had a more European flavor and looked like Leyang Bai’s design study?

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Porsche Spent 3,100 Miles At Full Throttle Trying to Make The New 911 GT3 Fail

Porsche Spent 3,100 Miles At Full Throttle Trying to Make The New 911 GT3 Fail

Reliability doesn’t come easy and Porsche’s motorsport experience shaped that concept in the 911 GT3

Today’s sports cars and race cars are a lot more reliable than those of the previous decade. In part, this is due to advances in technology and assembly techniques, but carmakers are also more poised on torturing their cars before they finally release them on the market. Case in point: Porsche and the grueling reliability tests that the new 911 GT3 had to endure.

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After seeing This Rendering, Toyota Definitely Needs to Build a GR 86 Shooting Brake

After seeing This Rendering, Toyota Definitely Needs to Build a GR 86 Shooting Brake

This rendering might eventually inspire Toyota to give us a GR86 Shooting brake

We recently covered a rendering, which gave us an idea of how a Toyota GR86 Convertible could look like. Now, the Hungarian virtual design studio – X-Tomi Design – is giving us another great idea. They’ve taken the Toyota GR86 and decided to make a shooting break out of it. We have to admit, the results are quite good. The Shooting brake concept is a very old one. It dates back to the 1800s and the first shooting brake cars were manufactured in Britain.

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7 Designs Can Make Your Maserati MC20 Look Faster Than It Is

7 Designs Can Make Your Maserati MC20 Look Faster Than It Is

We like what we see but never thought the MC20 needed this sort of spicing

There’s always room for better. This is the philosophy of every tuner out there and New York’s 7 Designs confirms the creed with a brand new tuning kit for Maserati’s MC20 sports car.

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Can The Lamborghini Urus Stand Up Against The Likes Of The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

Can The Lamborghini Urus Stand Up Against The Likes Of The Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat and The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk?

That’s three V-8s with a combined power output of over 2,000 horses! What’s not to like?

The sight of seeing SUVs rocket down a quarter-mile in a little over 10 seconds is exhilarating. Automakers have realized that people love performance SUVs and it could rake in big numbers for them. Take the Urus for instance. It has been the company’s best-seller since its launch. Even Dodge decided to let all hell break loose by throwing in a supercharged engine under its family SUV’s hood. Throw the Jeep Trackhawk in the mix and you have three of the best performance SUVs that money can buy today.

The folks at Throttle House brought them all together on a drag strip for some straight-line battles. The Urus has obliterated competition mercilessly so far, but can it reign over the mighty powerful FCA....I mean Stellantis twins?

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This Shootout Between the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 is Epic

This Shootout Between the BMW M4 and Porsche Cayman GT4 is Epic

One has more power, the other is lighter, so which one takes the cake?

Out of the two German sports cars, the 718 Cayman GT4 is perhaps the more track-focused animal. However, the BMW M4 in Competition trim showed that it is no pushover.

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This 2022 Toyota GR86 Convertible Is Strangely Attractive

This 2022 Toyota GR86 Convertible Is Strangely Attractive

This Hungarian rendering of a Toyota GR86 Convertible has got us wondering whether Toyota would go for an open-top version of their compact sports car

The Toyota GR86 is certainly one of the more pleasant surprises in the automotive world. In times when cars are becoming bigger, heavier, and much more complex, car enthusiasts begged for a car that’s simple, sporty, and relatively attainable. That being said, the Toyota GR86 may be available as both a Toyota and a Subaru product, but it only comes in coupe form. Although we definitely don’t mind that, some of us have wondered how a convertible version would look like.

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The Lamborghini Aventador's Successor Might Have An Electrified V12!

The Lamborghini Aventador’s Successor Might Have An Electrified V12!

Lamborghini is seriously thinking about hybridization for the Aventador’s replacement

With a decade on the market and God knows how many special editions and versions, the Lamborghini Aventador will soon be sent into the history books. That, however, won’t happen until Lamborghini comes up with a hybrid powertrain that will allow natural aspiration to live on for the company’s V-12 without conflicting with the ever-stricter emission regulations.

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See the C8 Chevy Corvette in An All-New Light in Vice City Vette

See the C8 Chevy Corvette in An All-New Light in Vice City Vette

This GTA Vice City-inspired video shows you what the ultimate Miami cruising experience might be like

The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one of the most talked-about cars in recent times. The hype still continues, despite the car being on sale for some time now. The Corvette has always been a stylish car, and although it’s mostly praised for its performance capabilities, it can also double as a cruiser, especially with the Targa roof. With this in mind, the C8 Corvette is definitely a car to have if you find yourself in the City of Miami, and the YouTube channel SchwaaFilms, which specializes in epic automotive content, has come up with an interesting way to demonstrate this.

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Is This The Perfect Spec Lexus LFA?

Is This The Perfect Spec Lexus LFA?

The LFA comes with a V-10 naturally-aspirated engine and redlines at a super-impressive 9,400 rpm

The Lexus LFA arrived back in 2010 with specs that made it one of the strongest cars in the segment. The company built only 500 examples of the same and that would’ve made it a collector’s item in the future. You would expect it to sell like hotcakes, but surprisingly, 11 years later there are still a few copies that remain unsold.

This shouldn’t be a testament to the fact that the LFA is a hot sports car and deserves to be remembered as one of the best cars to have come from the Japanese automaker, and this video by Supercar Driver shows us exactly that.

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Here's How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

Here’s How The Traction Control In the 2021 BMW M3 and M4 Works

The M brothers come with a lot of fancy features, yet traction control is often overlooked

From the M Drift Analyzer to the two brake settings and the second M mode further split into Road, Sport, and Track, the new BMW M3 and M4 are brimming with geeky tech meant to boost one thing and one thing only: the driver’s pleasure. At the same time, the traction control system developed by BMW M is a brand new concept that comes to improve on the old one used in the previous M3 and M4.

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Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Probably the Most Optioned 911 You've Ever Seen

Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is Probably the Most Optioned 911 You’ve Ever Seen

The north-of-$400,000 sticker should not surprise anyone given the amount of gear this GT3 RS packs

For reasons unknown to us, Jerry Seinfeld is parting ways with one of his cars. That car is a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with a window sticker of $449,890, out of which more than $250,000 are optional features.

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This is Probably What the New BMW 8 Series Should Have Looked Like

This is Probably What the New BMW 8 Series Should Have Looked Like

A YouTube graphic designer gives BMW a great idea for a "hommage" model

By this moment in time, we’ve seen the retro-futuristic design in many incarnations. We’ve seen the American trio – Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, the Alpine A110, and now the soon-to-arrive Nissan 400Z. They all harken back to their originals from the 1960s and 1970s. That said, a design from the 1980s is a bit trickier to reinterpret. TheSketchMonkey has decided to take the challenge and gives us his take on what the current BMW 8 Series would look like. His YouTube channel has been around for a while and this is just one of the graphic designer’s many projects.

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