Driving into Summer | Lot 188
2020 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider
$605,000 USD | Sold
| rancho Santa Fe, California
21 - 29 May 2020
- Essentially new; less than 90 miles from new
- Stunningly specified and highly optioned
- The ultimate Ferrari 488
Influenced by the 488 GTE and 488 Challenge, Ferrari released the 488 Pista at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The 488 engine was upgraded for the Pista with new camshafts, strengthened pistons, a larger intercooler, titanium connecting rods, and Inconel exhaust manifolds from the Challenge to generate an astonishing 710 hp at 8,000 rpm. Shift speeds were reduced to 30 milliseconds (when in race mode) and the exterior was radically redesigned to increase downforce over the nose and optimize clean airflow over the rear spoiler. Carbon fiber and Alcantara are used throughout the Pista for weight reduction. Overall, the Pista weighs 200 pounds less and generates 20-percent more downforce than the standard 488.
The 488 Pista Spider was released a few months later at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and surprisingly weighed even less than the fixed head 488 Pista. The Pista Spider is the first open Ferrari road car to weigh less than its coupe counterpart and is the 50th open Ferrari model released.
This 488 Pista Spider has been driven a paltry 90 miles from new and is highly equipped with red brake calipers, several carbon fiber options, AFS system, suspension lifter, titanium exhaust pipes, special colored stitching, white rev counter, racing livery, and more. The exterior is finished in Nero with a red racing stripe while the interior is trimmed in red Alcantara with black and white accents. This Pista Spider is stunningly specified and with such so low mileage is effectively a brand-new car.
As Top Gear magazine so aptly wrote, “A blast in a Pista Spider on a sunny day on a good road will remind you what’s good about life.”