Okay, we know the Ferrari 458 Italia is powered by a 4.5 Liter V8 engine that delivers 570 HP. That’s more than enough for most of us, but Eric Clapton wants more than that! He asked Ferrari to create a special V12-powered 458 Italia just for him! Will he get it?

His request was the 6.0 liter V12 engine delivering 620 hp from the 599 GTB. Eric Clapton is famous for his Ferrari passion, but apparently he never particularly loved the eight cylinders.

In a previous interview, Eric Clapton said: "I love the sound of Ferraris and I, as a musician, can confirm that these engines deliver proper music. I have to say that my weak point is the 12-cylinders’ music." So, it’s no wonder he wants a V12 in his future Italia.

The list of Ferrari models driven by Clapton include: Enzo, F50, 550 Maranello, 365 GT4 BB, BB512,Testarossa, 512 TR, F512M, and more.


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  (745) posted on 09.8.2010

I was amazed how Eric Clapton wished for a Ferrari.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

well he can get anything if he wants too.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

Obviously you’ve never heard a v12 ferrari at full chat otherwise you wont make ridiculous comments such as v8 sounds better BS. Ferrari always reserved their V12 for their BEST car which is why you don’t see v12 ferrari car costing less than 1/4million bucks.

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer that is what. If you got the money it can get you almost anything smiley.

Lux24seven  (4) posted on 07.2.2010

BUY NOW F458 Italia North America

Lux24seven  (780) posted on 07.1.2010

Now, is Eric a good driver. Yes he can make a request, but watch, this car will eventually be balled up. And why, the GTB and not the GTO or 599xx version of the engine. If you are gonna make a request, go top shelf.

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