2018 Ferrari 488
Year of manufacture2018
One owner from new
2018 Ferrari 488 Spider 70th Anniversary
Registration no. KF18 EMV
Chassis no. ZFF80AMC000234246
"As part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the Prancing Horse, Ferrari Tailor Made, together with the designers of Centro Stile have put a modern twist on the stylistic features and elements that distinguished 70 of the most beautiful Ferraris in history and in so doing have created 70 unique 'designs'. "Seventy exclusive liveries, each created just the once for every car in the current range, blend the past with the future to create the icons of tomorrow. "All the cars are distinguished by the exclusive commemorative logo of the 70th anniversary along with an ID plate with the name of the model that inspired it." Ferrari.
To celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2017, Ferrari decided to offer 70 distinct liveries to celebrate 70 historically significant models from its past, all of which would have individual paint schemes, interior colours, and other exclusive features courtesy of Ferrari's Tailor Made programme. Ferrari had five models in production at that time: the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, California T, GTC/4 Lusso, and F12 Berlinetta, that offered here being one of the 70 special 70th Anniversary versions of the 488 Spider. It is number '46' of the 70 designs produced and was inspired by the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 of 1971. Showcasing stunning metallic tan brown paint and stylish and retro tartan interior panels.
Introduced to the motoring public at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 488 GTB was an extensively revised and re-engined development of the preceding 458. The open Spider version first arrived later in the year, making its debut at the Frankfurt Show in September. The 488 is historically significant as Ferrari's first turbocharged mid-engined model since the iconic F40, being powered by a blown 3.9-litre V8. Reviving nomenclature from its past V12s, Ferrari took the car's name from the volume of an individual cylinder: 488cc. With 661bhp on tap, this mighty power unit has a specific power output of 163bhp and 144lb/ft per litre, setting new records for a Ferrari road car.
"Two things impress about the 488 GTB's performance: both its ferocity and the nature of its delivery," declared Autocar. "To get a turbocharged 3.9-litre engine to go fast is one thing, and it's a task at which Ferrari has duly succeeded. But Ferrari's greater achievement is to make the 488 GTB the finest turbocharged petrol engine in production." Autocar discovered that, despite being electronically restrained in the lower gears, "the 488 will go from 30-50mph in fifth in 2.2sec, which is precisely the same time as it takes to go from 100-120mph. Its urge is that broad". Ferrari claimed a top speed of 205mph for the 488 GTB and 202mph for the 488 Spider.
Although its aluminium monocoque underpinnings were similar to those of the 458, the 488's new bodywork was radically changed, generating 50% more speed-generated downforce yet with decreased drag, much of this improvement being achieved by under-body developments. Ferrari also claimed faster gear changes and improved adaptive suspension.
The rare right-hand drive Ferrari 488 Spider 70th Anniversary model we offer was supplied new in the UK and has had only one owner. Specification highlights include 20" forged alloy wheels painted matt silver; fully electric seats; sports sill cover; front and rear parking cameras; front and rear parking sensors; two-tone leather interior; Scuderia shields; and a Navtrak anti-theft system.
Having covered a mere circa 2,600 miles since it left the factory, the car will be serviced by Ferrari prior to the sale and is described by the private vendor as in very good condition throughout. Representing a wonderful opportunity to own one of only 70 70th Anniversary models produced on the 488 Spider chassis, this stunning example comes complete with its original book pack, and is offered with a UK V5C registration document.