800 HP Ferrari 488 Pista Spits Flames, Out For McLaren 720S Blood

I have a friend who calls the supercar in front of us the Ferrari 488 Pizza (he says that, like the famous Italian delight, it's impossible to not love the Pista). Others spend their time thinking about this Maranello machine too and to delicious results. Let's take the example that brought us here, for instance, which has been taken down the aftermarket route.
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Photo: Gintani/Instagram
This Fezza has been massaged by Gintani, with the California-based tuner sticking to the basics in terms of tech tuning, at least for far.

To be more precise, the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 occupying the middle section of the 488 Pista has been gifted with an ECU flash, as well as with downpipes.

As a result of the work, the machine has jumped from its factory output of 720 hp to around 800 ponies.

To be more precise, the Italian exotic was strapped to a Mustang dyno, with the car delivering 619 hp and 469 lb-ft of torque in factory form. Following the trip to the gym, those numbers jumped to 687 and 575 lb-ft at the rear wheels (keep in mind that you have to multiply that by 1.15 to get the approximate crank output).

Numbers aside, this Prancing Horse can put on quite a show. First of all, the voice of the machine has become louder, as you'll be able to notice in the brief piece of footage below (use the scroll feature of the Instagram post to check out the dyno graph).

Then there's the... dragony side of the supercar, as the beast spits flames with ease.

Of course, with the Ferrari 488 Pista falling slightly behind the McLaren 720S in terms of drag racing, aficioandos wonder if this modde example can leave the Woking animal trailing in its wake (what? the world of racing is not always fair, so this tuned-vs-stock comparo shouldn't surprise you).

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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