Only available to gentlemen racers with deep pockets
If owning a track-friendly version of a road-going Ferrari isn’t quite special enough, the company has introduced a new ‘Piloti Ferrari’ specification for the 488 Pista.
To add an extra layer of exclusivity, this new specification package is available only for “customers involved in the company’s motor sports programmes”.
Making its debut at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ferrari says the new design package serves to honour the success of Ferrari owners who have taken their vehicles onto the track.
Reportedly inspired by AF Corse’s number 51 car, which won both the drivers’ and manufacturers’ 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) titles, the ‘Piloti Ferrari’ model on show at Le Mans features the number 51 emblazoned on its flanks.
There’s also a red, green and white stripe package based on the colours of Italy’s flag, a championship laurel, and WEC iconography. Other exterior changes include a matte black S-duct, and visible carbon-fibre weave for the rear spoiler and vent surrounds.
Four paint colours are available: Rosso Corsa (red), Blu Tour De France (blue), Nero Daytona (black) and Argento Nürburgring (silver).
The cabin has matte carbon-fibre pieces, faux suede trim, an identification plate, and Tailor Made badging. The colours of Italy’s flag can be found along the centre section of the seats, as well as on the edges of the floor mats and shifter paddles.
There’s no word about hardware upgrades, so it’s safe to assume this specification features the Pista’s more powerful 530kW/770Nm 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8, and 90kg weight reduction.
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