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The Ferrari SP48 Unica Is More Than Just An F8 Tributo With A Makeover

Ferrari’s latest one-off, the SP48 Unica, shares very little with the F8 Tributo, which it is based on - here are all the differences and similarities

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Ferrari recently unveiled its latest one-off model - the SP48 Unica. The unique model was specially made for an old customer of the company who was involved in the development, headed by Chief Design Officer, Flavio Manzoni. Underneath the "skin", lies the platform of the Ferrari F8 Tributo. Make no mistake, however, the SP48 Unica is, for the most part, a completely different animal, and we’ll show you all the differences and what little similarities there are.

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The design of the Ferrari SP48 Unica one-off is designed through procedural-parametric 3D modelling techniques. The method is used to completely redesign the front grille and air intakes
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As a result, the Ferrari SP48 Unica features a unique mesh-design for the front air ducts
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The Ferrari F8 Tributo, which is the basis for the SP48, features a more conventional grille with fewer but larger openings
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The exhaust tips of the F8 Tributo are located just under the license plate
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The exhaust tips on the SP48 Unica are located on the exact same spot as the F8 base car
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The aggressive stance of the F8 Tributo is the other exterior feature that carries over to the SP48 Unica
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The canopy design of the F8 Tributo resembles that of its predecessor - the 488, and the 458 before it
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In contrast, the SP48 Unica’s canopy is similarly styled to the 2019 P80/C - a track-only special, based on the 488
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The quad-round taillgihts of the F8 Tributo are reminiscent of older V-12 models like the 356 GTB, 456 GT, and 550 Maranello
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The Ferrari SP48 Unica is not as nostalgic as it features a much thinner version of the quad-taillights
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While Ferrari hasn’t given any information, it is believed that the F8 Tributo’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 is powering the one-off Unica
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The interior of the SP48 Unica is a carry-over from the F8. However, it has been completely reupholstered. There’s also a new rearview screen
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The SP48 Unica’s lack of a rear windshield is the most obvious difference, hence the on-board, rear-view screen
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The Ferrari SP48 Unica is the first Special model to not be inspired by classic Ferrari models. Instead, it focuses on being futuristic
Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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