Ferrari Creates Exclusive 488 Pista for Motorsport Programs’ Clients
Ferrari has created an exclusive version of its high-performance Ferrari 488 Pista that not just anyone can buy because it’s strictly reserved for its customers who are involved in the Italian carmaker’s motorsports program–which means local hospitality industry scion and current Ferrari Challenge North America participant Angie King is eligible to buy one for herself.
A unique ‘Piloti Ferrari’ specification for the Ferrari 488 Pista, this special custom creation, the latest from Ferrari’s exclusive Tailor Made program, was designed to recognize the success of clients who race Ferraris.
Inspired by AF Corse’s no. 51 car, with which Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles, this exclusive-edition Ferrari 488 Pista’s exterior features a new livery with stripes in the colors of the Italian flag recalling the racing version of the 488 GTE, embellished by a laurel celebrating the WEC title, the logo of the championship, and the word “PRO” indicating the class the car raced in. The Italian flag livery features again along the car’s flanks which are also adorned with the personal race number each client will be able to add. The matte black S-Duct and the natural carbon-fiber ‘dovetail’ suspended rear spoiler and vent surrounds round off the personalization of the exterior.
The interior, in black Alcantara, includes seats upholstered with a special perforated version of the same material that incorporates the Italian flag in the central band of the backrest. The national colors are also clearly visible on the edge of the gearshift paddles and on the floormats which, like the carpeting itself, are made of a special technical fabric. The number that features on the external livery also appears on the base of the steering wheel, while all the carbon-fiber trim parts have a matte finish. The personalization of the interior is completed by an exclusive identification plate and sill trim in carbon-fiber, the latter with the Tailor Made logo.
The ‘Piloti Ferrari’ 488 Pista will be available in four different colors inspired by the world of racing: Rosso Corsa, Blu Tour De France, Nero Daytona, and Argento Nürburgring.
The ‘Piloti Ferrari’ 488 Pista is powered by the same 711 hp, 3.9-liter V8 engine that powers the “standard” 488 Pista which, incidentally, has been voted as the best engine in the world for the third consecutive year at the recently-concluded 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.