This Ferrari 488 Pista is a sensational track-focused supercar, which is thrilling on the road and even more eye-opening on a circuit. It is presented in outstanding condition throughout, and is offered by its first and only owner. Mounted in the engine bay is a 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8, producing an immense 710bhp and 568lb-ft of torque, coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shift. The odometer shows just 1,309 miles from new, and the car retains the balance of the original Ferrari factory warranty and seven-year service plan.

Ordered by a British businessman then living in Hong Kong, it was supplied through Blackbird Concessionaires, and was finished in a unique and discerning specification. The choice to take delivery in Hong Kong was done for convenience given his work residency, but the car was not registered or used on the road in Asia. Instead, it was exported back to his home in the UK and was first registered in December 2019.

A full rundown of the options is included at the bottom of this listing, but the overall theme combines Argento Nurburgring paintwork with Rosso Mugello racing stripes and brake callipers, and matt gold painted wheels. It boasts extensive carbon-fibre options, as well as numerous convenience features. The total list price for the car, including the bespoke optional extras, was the equivalent of around £313,000.

Its bodywork is in as-new condition, with flush shut lines and tight panel gaps. The choice of Argento Nurburgring means that the carbon-fibre elements and light lenses really stand out, and of course all of the visible trims are pristine. The car is fitted with the carbon-fibre front flaps, side air splitters, front air vents, and under-door covers. The rear moulding, rear diffuser, and engine covers are also finished in carbon-fibre trim. During the seller’s ownership, the rear underbody diffuser panel and fins were grazed by an unmarked speed bump. This minor damage is only visible when kneeling down and peering right underneath the car, and H.R. Owen Ferrari has estimated a repair cost of £750 plus VAT.

When the car arrived in the UK, it was treated to a full paint protection film (PPF) application and ceramic coating by specialist detailing studio NVN London. Its exterior specification also includes Scuderia wing shields, 20-inch matt gold painted forged alloy wheels, and the titanium exhaust pipes. To match the racing stripes, the seller also made a special request for Blackbird Concessionaires to repaint the brake callipers in Rosso Mugello. The AFS headlights and suspension lift system are also installed.

Inside, this Pista is equipped with the large carbon-fibre racing seats, which are upholstered in black Alcantara and red stitching, with special order Rosso Bordeaux centre panels and a Grigio Chiaro leather stripe. The ‘Cavallino’ emblem is stitched into the headrests, and the seats are fitted with four-point safety harnesses. It has matt-finish interior carbon-fibre trim throughout the cabin, including the inner sill panels, and a red rev counter. The factory-fitted equipment includes Apple CarPlay, rear parking sensors and rear-facing parking camera, and the high-power hi-fi system.

As you would expect, the car remains in superb mechanical condition. Its first predictive maintenance service was carried out in July 2020 at 949 miles by Dick Lovett Swindon, when the pollen filter was renewed. The car has just had a winter health check at H.R. Owen Ferrari at 1,123 miles, when the right-hand air damper was also replaced. The first oil, oil filter and brake fluid change is due in June 2021.

The first annual MOT test will be due in December 2022. It is shod in the correct specification Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, with the nearside front having just been replaced after the seller noticed a small split in the sidewall. Accompanying the car are all of the original books and tools, as well as original order documents. The car was not fitted with Ferrari’s NavTrak system, but a subscription-based Vodafone Protect and Connect S5 tracker is now installed. For ultimate peace of mind, the car is still under the original Ferrari factory warranty, and benefits from the seven-year service programme until 4 September 2026.

This Ferrari 488 Pista boasts jaw-dropping performance, and is presented in outstanding condition, with not much more than running-in mileage on the engine. Its specification is undoubtedly unique, with impressive attention to detail by the first owner to ensure a very smart complementary colour scheme throughout the exterior and interior. This is an unmissable opportunity to acquire a superb example of Ferrari’s latest track-focused but road-legal supercar.


  • FNEQ – Functional Equipment
  • HELE – High Emotion Low Emission
  • PPAC – Personalisation Pack
  • RSCH (L) – Carbon Fibre Racing Seats (Large)
  • CLDT (Extra) – Coloured Inner Details


  • CEFS – Carbon Fibre Front Flaps
  • CEIS – Carbon Fibre Side Air Splitters
  • CEL2 – Engine Covers in Carbon Fibre
  • CEXD – Rear Diffuser in Carbon Fibre
  • EXAT – Titanium Exhaust Pipes
  • LOGO – Scuderia Ferrari Shields
  • CISC – Carbon Fibre inner Sill Trim
  • RPMR – Red Rev Counter
  • 4HAR – Four-point Safety Harnesses
  • CEXG – Front Air Vents in Carbon Fibre
  • CEXS – Carbon Fibre Underdoor Cover
  • GRDC – Carbon Fibre Rear Moulding
  • PNT7 – Racing Stripe
  • RCGI – Matt Gold Painted Forged Wheels
  • ALCS – Alcantara Central Seat Trim
  • CIMP – Matt Interior Carbon Fibre
  • EMPH – Horse Stitched on Headrest
  • STC1 – Coloured Standard Stitching
  • AFS1 – AFS Headlight System
  • ELEV – Suspension Lifter
  • ACPL – Apple CarPlay
  • PAC1 – Rear-Facing Parking Camera
  • SNDB – High Power Hifi System
  • SPEC4 – Special Request for PNT7 in Rosso Mugello
  • SPEC10 – Special Request CLDT and Seat Stripe in Grigio Chiaro

All UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Collecting Cars are run through an online HPI check. This vehicle shows no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and has no finance owing.

Please note: the cherished plate shown on the car is not included in the sale. It has already been switched back to the age-related registration plate of LK69 EWZ.

Car Overview

  • 1,309 miles
  • semi-automatic
  • RHD
  • Argento Nurburgring
  • Nero Alcantara
  • 3.9L twin-turbo V8
  • VINZFF90HMC000247266

Lot Overview

  • Lot #01440
  • private Sale
  • Harpenden, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


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