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Special Edition Ferrari 488 Pista Pilote Is For Racing Drivers Only

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The latest special edition prancing horse will make its world debut at this weekend's Le Mans race.

To celebrate this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Ferari's Tailor Made Program has revealed a new special edition "Pilote Ferrari" specification for the track-focused 488 Pista. But there's a catch – if you want one, you need to be a member of one of Ferrari's motorsport programs reserved for client racing drivers, despite the fact it's technically road legal. If you happen to meet this requirement, the 488 Pista "Pilote Ferrari" is available in four colors: Argento Nurburgring, Nero Daytona, Blu Tour De France, and, obviously, Rosso Corsa.

Distinguishing the new special edition prancing horse is a livery with stripes representing the Italian flag that recalls the racing version of the 488 GTE. The number "51" adorns the side as a nod to AF Corse's no. 51 car that won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship with Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado. The exterior also features a laurel celebrating Ferrari's 2017 WEC success, along with "PRO" lettering indicating the class the car raced in. Other visual changes compared to the standard Pista include a matte black S-duct. The rear spoiler and vent surrounds are also finished in naked carbon fiber.

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Inside, the black Alcantara interior includes seats upholstered with a special perforated version of the material incorporating the Italian flag in the central band of the backrest. Elsewhere, the Italian flag's colors have been applied to the edge of the gearshift paddles and on to the floor mats, which, like the carpeting, is made of a "special technical fabric" created specifically for the Piloti Ferrari. AF Corse's number 51 that features on the exterior also appears on the base of steering wheel. Carbon sill trim and an identification plate round off the list of changes. Like the standard 488 Pista, power is provided by a 3.9-liter turbocharged V8 that delivers 710 horsepower.

The Ferrari 488 Pista "Piloti Ferrari" will make its public debut this weekend during the 24 Hours of Le Mans held at Circuit de la Sarthe in France.