Another one of the limited-edition 70th anniversary models Ferrari chose to display at the 2016 Paris Motor Show is the Ferrari 488 Spider ‘The Green Jewel’.
The 488 Spider boasts a signature green livery paying homage to the Ferrari 365 P2 fielded by the British David Piper Racing Team. David Piper was a well-known Ferrari privateer and claimed victory with his 365 at the Nine Hours of Kyalami in both 1965 and 1966. He also drove his Ferrari to victory in the prestigious Trophée d’Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand, France.
Under the rare and extraordinary skin we find the 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 giving the open-top Ferrari plenty of power. Any information regarding the pricing of the 350 special edition cars has not yet been released, but expect a significant premium over the regular price of the 488 Spider. Besides, there is currently a waiting list of over two years for the razor quick 488 Spider so chances are slim the special editions are not already spoken for.
Each of the 350 cars goes to a single customer, apparently no one was allowed to get more or even all.
There are also a very few customers who own the original car and will also get the same livery on their 70 year-car.
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[Photos by David Kaiser]