The front end has a new diffuser inspired by the 488 GTE's, while the rear diffuser also benefits from development of the GTE racing vehicle.
The tires, designed specially for the all-new Ferrari 488 Pista, are from the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 line.
With the Pista name's literal translation, it's pretty clear Ferrari is aiming this auto directly at track enthusiasts, and probably wants to show the guys in Woking a thing or two in the process.
Ferrari has taken the lessons learned with the 488 GTE to tweak the Pista's aerodynamics, with front and rear diffusers, rear spoiler and underbody vortex generators all playing a part to stick the Pista to the ground, delivering 20 per cent more downforce than the 488 in the process. Carbon fibre trim also features on the dash and are met with plenty of Alcantara and a unique 488 Pista badge near the passenger side vent.
While no official figures will be revealed until the official unveiling on March 8 at the Geneva Motor Show, prices for the new model are expected to be in the region of £215,000.
Ferrari 488 Pista offered with a more powerful V8
It utilises the same 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 fitted to the standard 488, but with 50bhp more, bringing the total power up to 711bhp. Given quoted top speeds of 340km/h for the GT2 RS and Pista, and 341 for the 720S, we'll call it a three-way performance tie.
Ferrari has also applied its extensive motorsport experience to increase the 488 Pista's aerodynamic performance both on the track and the road.
So what exactly makes the Pista the ultimate 488?
The increased power output and weight loss means that the 488 Pista shaves 0.2 seconds off the 0-60 sprint (now standing at 2.8 seconds), while the vehicle can now top out at 211 miles per hour (up from 205 mph). This puts the 488 Pista at 710-horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Along with a host of fresh track-spec upgrades, for the first time ever, the company has introduced the Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer in the 488 Pista. Trick software (including a function that adjusts the pressure of the brake calipers) helps drivers make the most of the Pista's power regardless of their skill level behind the wheel. Prices have yet to be confirmed, but the vehicle is likely to cost around £220,000 when it goes on sale later this year. Not only does it help the auto aerodynamically, but it also gives the vehicle the impression of a floating front wing.
American Brita Sigourney wins bronze in women's halfpipe skiing at Winter Olympics
Sharpe is deeply competitive in a way that can only be honed from a young age growing up with and trying to outdo two brothers. US skier Brita Sigourney demonstrated impressive amplitude and consistency throughout the contest and landed three solid runs.