$995,000 USD | Sold
| Monterey, California
- Among the rarest 488 Pista variants; offered exclusively to Ferrari’s client racing drivers
- Single ownership from new and driven only 712 miles at time of cataloguing
- Features an extensive slate of Ferrari Tailor Made options contributing to a $546,581 MSRP
- Accompanied by delivery items including window sticker, Tailor Made book, manual, car cover, and battery charger
- One of a limited number produced worldwide, of which few have been publicly offered
When the AF Corse #51 Ferrari 488 GTE, driven by Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado, claimed the Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship, it proved—as if there was any doubt—that the 488 was as capable in competition as it was thrilling on the road. In celebration, Ferrari announced a special version of the 488 Pista at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 488 Pista “Piloti Ferrari” would, as its name suggested, be offered exclusively to the marque’s client racing drivers.
Each 488 Pista “Piloti Ferrari” was completed by Ferrari Tailor Made and was offered in four racing-inspired colors: Rosso Corsa, Blu Tour De France, Nero Daytona, and Argento Nürburgring, with Italian tricolore graphics flowing rearward from the hood and adorning the rocker panels. Each car wore a unique racing number, and the hood proudly displayed graphics honoring the 2017 WEC victories. Tailor Made furnished a dizzying range of special features and options, including carbon fiber wheels and racing seats; titanium exhaust pipes; carbon fiber front flaps, side air splitters, rear diffuser and rear molding, and engine cover; an integrated audio system and radio/navigation with Bluetooth; and numerous interior touches, including a white rev counter, carbon fiber interior trim, and stitched Cavallino emblems on the headrests.
Mechanical specifications are aligned with the standard series-production 488 Pista. An award-winning twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8, producing 710 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, is paired with a seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission for lightning-fast shifts and a 2.8-second 0-60 mph sprint; Ferrari’s signature “Manettino” steering wheel allows for fingertip drive mode selection, while carbon ceramic disc brakes provide confident stopping power.
This wonderful 488 Pista “Piloti Ferrari,” wearing #10, is finished in Rosso Corsa. Delivered to its first and sole owner through Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo of Wilsonville, Oregon, its accompanying window sticker notes a formidable MSRP of $546,581. It has been driven a scant 712 miles from new, and as expected given the limited use, it presents in nearly new condition throughout. Is accompanied by its delivery accessories, including Tailor Made book, owner’s manual, car cover, and battery charger. Despite its limited use, the car received its 2021 and 2022 annual service at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, as shown by invoices on file.
Any 488 Pista is an exceptional driver’s machine; the “Piloti Ferrari,” built in limited numbers worldwide and only offered to Ferrari’s cherished client racing drivers, adds further exclusivity to the already-compelling mix. Examples rarely come up for public sale, making this beautiful, well-optioned, and low-mileage “Piloti Ferrari” worthy of consideration by the modern sportscar aficionado.