Ferrari 488 Pista ‘Piloti Ferrari’ special edition revealed

June 18, 2018

Ferrari is making a bespoke version of the 488 Pista, called the Piloti Ferrari. It’s the result of its Tailor Made programme, with a strictly limited number going into production.

The special edition is designed to recognise the success of clients who race Ferraris, and is inspired by AF Corse’s number 51 racing car that Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in.

Based on the 488 Pista means it is already set up and ready to hit the track. It features a full aero kit that takes some of its credentials from the 488 GTE race car, with an F1-inspired S-Duct for the front end, special underbody vortex generators, and a chunky rear diffuser.

Power comes from a 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 that develops 530kW and 770Nm. Ferrari says the 0-100km/h sprint takes just 2.85 seconds, with 0-200km/h coming up in a claimed 7.6 seconds. If you keep the hammer down it won’t slacken off until 340km/h.

For the special creation Ferrari has applied the Italian flag colours over the body, with the racing number of the respective client discreetly applied to the sides. The initial example, which will make its public debut at the Le Mans endurance race, features number 51 in honour of the aforementioned success.

Four different exterior colours will be on offer, spanning from Rosso Corsa, Blu Tour De France, Nero Daytona, and Argento Nurburgring. Meanwhile, the interior is showcased in black Alcantara, with the Italian flag featured again on the seat backs, gearshift paddles, and floor mats.

To top it all off the interior presents an exclusive identification plate and sill trim in carbon fibre, including the Tailor Made programme logo.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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