Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Special Edition ‘Piloti Ferrari’ 488 Pista for Race Drivers Only
This Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Special Edition Supercar points to the iconic Italian automaker’s FIA World Endurance Championship success.
As an homage to the accomplishments in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship the Maranello Outfit debuted a ‘Piloti Ferrari’ specification for the newly-launched Ferrari 488 Pista.
This Special Edition debuted fittingly on the eve of this years 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race at the Circuit de la Sarthe.
The new Supercar draws inspiration from the Ferrari 488 GTE AF Corse’s # 51 car, which was piloted by Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado and emerged victorious, winning both the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles.
This Supercar a product of the exclusive “Tailor Made” program and is available exclusively for clienti involved in the company’s Motorsports programs.
The exterior features a new livery with stripes in the colors of the Italian flag, reminding one of winning 488 GTE.
It is embellished by a laurel celebrating the WEC title, the championship logo, and the word “PRO” indicating the racing class.
The Italian flag colors are also featured along the bottom of the doors which are also adorned with the personal race number of the client’s preference. The launch version carries the # 51 used by the world championship drivers.
Also part of this tailor made project is the matte black S-Duct and the natural carbon fiber “dovetail” suspended rear spoiler and vent surrounds.
As for exterior paints, the ‘Piloti Ferrari’ 488 Pista clienti will be able to choose from a palette of 4 different colors inspired by the realms of racing, they are: Rosso Corsa, Blu Tour De France, Nero Daytona, and Argento Nürburgring.
The cabin is all Alcantara, including the seats upholstered in black and perforated variety with the colors of the Italian flag in the backrest in a graded format.
The national tri-colors have also been applied to the edge of the paddle shifter and on the floor mats which are made of a special technical fabric, much like the carpet itself.
The “chosen” number that’s featured on the exterior will also appear on the base of the steering wheel and all the carbon-fiber trims have been rendered in a matte finish.
The interior will be further personalized by an exclusive identification plate and sill trim in carbon-fiber, the latter with the Tailor Made logo.
The ‘Piloti Ferrari’ 488 Pista, much like the regular Pista, is powered by the 710 hp version of the 3.9-liter turbocharged V-8 which was voted best engine in the world at the 2018 International Engine of the Year Award, an accolade it received 3 years running.
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