2019 Ferrari P80/C
The Ferrari P80/C is a one-off supercar built by the company’s special projects unit. Designed by the same team that created the SP12 EPC, F12 TRS, J50, and the Monza SP1 and SP2 twins, the P80/C is based on the race-spec Ferrari 488 GT3. The supercar also draws cues from the iconic 330 P3/P4 the 1966 Dino 206S, as requested by its customer.
In development since 2015, the P80/C had the longest development time of any Ferrari one-off made to date. Ferrari says it spent almost four years on in-depth styling research and engineering development, with "meticulous analysis of performance parameters as well as scrupulous aerodynamic testing, all with a different approach than taken by Ferrari with its one-off cars in the past." Based on the way this car looks, I’m tempted to believe Ferrari isn’t just pulling PR tricks on us. Let’s have a closer look at the supercar we may never get to see in the metal anytime soon.
2018 Ferrari SP3JC
Following a long line of one-off creations, Ferrari has built another one-make masterpiece, called the SP3JC. Based on the Ferrari F12tdf, the SP3JC is effectively the F12 Spider we never had. It has no roof (obviously), and it wears a funky tri-color paint scheme that really doesn’t do justice to the exclusivity of this model. Scottish collector John Collins owns this model after commissioning Ferrari to build it more than three years ago. The wait was long, but the final product made it worth it.
2018 Ferrari Monza SP2
Ferrari’s shock launch of two brand-new super cars, the Monza SP1 and SP2 put everyone under the pressure of a choice: to go or not go solo. The SP2 is the Barchetta that encourages you to be friendly and take someone with you for the passenger ride of a lifetime aboard the fastest non-hybrid Prancing Horse ever – with no windshield!
The Icona line of special, limited run cars is off to a scorching start with two new beauties dubbed the SP1 and the SP2 Monza. The name isn’t new; instead, just like the cars, it draws from Ferrari’s long and storied racing heritage. The Monza was one of Ferrari’s Barchetta-style sports racing cars from the ‘50s which had its successes on the track but faded into obscurity in the decades that followed. It’s nice to see Ferrari bringing back this nameplate, especially on such eye-wateringly beautiful cars.
It’s good to know that the Icona program is set to run for at least four years, so we’re certain we’ll see more amazing products coming their way considering Louis Camilleri assertion that Ferrari looks to debut up to 15 new cars in the following years. The scope is to increase the sales to $5,000,000,000 by 2022 which would be a 68% increase from the figure registered at the end of last year.
While we’re almost sure that some of those sales will come off of the launch of Ferrari’s much-rumored SUVs, we’ve got to live in the moment and enjoy the Monza SP1 and SP2 for what they are: Ferrari’s fastest non-hybrid cars. The fact that they follow the old norm of a front-mounted V-12 sending the power to the back wheels is just the cream atop an amazing pie.
2018 Ferrari Monza SP1
Ferrari shocks everyone again and launches two open-top sports cars for the road as part of a new program called Icona. They are the Monza SP1 and SP2; they look like bonkers re-imagined ‘50s racers, and will be made in very limited quantities – all of which have been already sold.
Just as I was lamenting the other day about the disappearance of coachbuilding, Ferrari decides to get up and unveil a whole new line of cars under the Icona moniker. We know about Ferrari’s Special Projects program that builds one-off models, sometimes starting from a clean piece of paper, for Maranello’s most-trusted and respected buyers. The cars that will come through the Icona program won’t be one-offs, but you still won’t see more than 200 made of each. That’s, apparently, how many new Monzas they will build and, despite a $1,400,000 price tag, all have been sold. Indeed, it’s a cheap price to ask considering a one-off Ferrari – for which all slots have been reserved all the way until 2021 – starts at about $3,000,000.
With the occasion of Ferrari’s Capital Markets Day, the Italian automaker debuted the Icona program on the premises of its new Centro Stile facility in Maranello. The program, which is slated to run until 2022 for the very least, will see more cars built using the same recipe: design philosophy that harkens back to the old days in combination with the latest Ferrari underpinnings.
2018 Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Ferrari
It’s been only three months since the hardcore Ferrari 488 Pista was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and the Maranello-based firm has already created a special edition of the supercar. Designed to celebrate the 488’s success on the race track, it’s called the 488 Pista Piloti Ferrari and made its debut ahead of the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Inspired by AF Corse’s no. 51 car, with which Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado won the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles, the Pista Piloti Ferrari is available exclusively to customers involved in the company’s motorsport programs. In short, if you’re not racing a race-spec version of the 488, be it a GT3 or a GTE, you can’t buy one. That’s a bit harsh from the Italians, but let’s a have a closer look at what you’re missing if you’re not involved in this program.
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2018 Ferrari SP38
Introduced in 2015 as a replacement for the 458 Italia, the Ferrari 488 GTB is already an iconic supercar. It already spawned a topless, Spider version, as well as a replacement for the 458 Speciale, called the 488 Pista. Racing duties go to the 488 GTE and 488 GT3 for the most coveted classes in the FIA-governed championships. Much like its predecessor, it was also used for a custom limited-edition model, called the J50 and built in just ten units to celebrate 50 years since the Italian brand arrived in Japan. Come 2018 and Ferrari rolled off yet another bespoke model. It’s called the SP38, and only one will ever see the light of day.
Developed by company’s One-Off program, the SP38 was designed by the Ferrari Design Center on the chassis and running gear of the 488 GTB. It was unveiled at Ferrari’s Fiorano test track, where it was handed over to one of the company’s most dedicated customers. The new supercar will be on public display for the first time at the 2018 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este before it will find its way in a heated garage. Needless to say, the SP38 is the most intriguing version of the 488 GTB yet, and it will probably become a highly sought-after collectible in a few years.
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2017 Ferrari 488 Spider Heartthrob
Mere days after the one-off Ferrari 488 Spider “Green Jewel” fetched a whopping $1.3 million at RM Sotheby’s Leggenda e Passione sale in Fiorano, Italy, Ferrari took to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to present its latest anniversary showpiece. Once again, it’s based on the 488 Spider, only this time, it’s rocking a blue body, a red interior, and a different nickname: Heartthrob.
The one-off supercar officially goes by the name Ferrari 488 Spider Heartthrob and was created to pay tribute to the 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider PF, one of only 14 open-top models designed and built by Pininfarina. Its place in Ferrari lore is cemented by the fact that its owner, Dominican racer and noted playboy Porfirio Rubirosa, drove it in just one international race, here it placed eighth overall and second in its class. That car sported a blue exterior and wore the number 235. Hardly a surprise then that the 488 Spider Heartthrob is wearing the same finish with the same number on its doors. It also gets a red leather interior, which is another nod to the classic Ferrari racer. Given the precedence of auctioning off these one-off 70th anniversary Ferraris, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see the Heartthrob get a price tag. Instead, it could follow in the “Green Jewel’s” footsteps and find its way into an auction setting sooner than later. If that one-off went for $1.3 million, care to guess how much the Heartthrob will go for? Safe to say that a seven-figure estimate may be a little conservative at this point.
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2017 Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione
Although Ferrari is now mostly famous for its mid-engined sports cars, Maranello built front-engined vehicles only until 1966, when the Lamborghini Miura and its mid-ship layout changed the supercar industry. But, even though it shifted to mid-engine designs, Ferrari continued to build front-engine cars and the current lineup includes three such examples as of 2017: the F12berlinetta, GTC4Lusso, and the California. A spiritual successor to the iconic 250 series (built between 1953 and 1964), the F12berlinetta has already spawned the F12tdf, a limited-edition tribute to the legendary Tour de France, an automobile race that Maranello dominated from 1956 through 1964. Come 2017 and Ferrari launched the SP 275 RW Competizione, a radically redesigned F12 that pays homage to the 275 GTB.
Built as a one-off and designed by Ferrari’s Styling Center with help from Pininfarina, the SP 275 RW Competizione brings together the modern stance of the F12berlinetta and the iconic styling cues of the 275 GTB. Introduced in 1964, the 275 GTB replaced the famous 250 GTO on both the road and the race track. Produced until 1968 in 970 units, the 275 series run also included the race-spec 275 GTB/C, the 275 GTS convertible, and the four-cam 275 GTB/4 and GTB/4 NART. All versions were powered by the iconic 3.3-liter V-12 "Colombo" engine which, in some models, produced in excess of 300 horsepower.
Although not as famous and valuable as the rarer 250 GTO nowadays, the 275 GTB is among the most recognizable and sought-after Ferraris. All told, it’s not surprising that Maranello went as far as to redesign the F12berlinetta in order to include the styling cues that made the 275 GTB a legendary grand tourer.
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Introduced in 2015, the Ferrari 488 GTB replaced the 458 Italia as the company’s entry-level supercar. On top of bringing a revised styling language to the market, the 488 also marks the beginning of new era for Ferrari’s most affordable sports car, with the naturally aspirated 4.5-liter V-12 being replaced by a twin-turbo, 3.9-liter V-8. A convertible Spider version was released at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, while the 488 GTE and GT3 were launched to enable the nameplate to race in various events and series’ around the world. In late 2016, Ferrari presented the first-ever bespoke supercar based on the 488. It goes by the name J50 and it is based on the Spider model.
Launched during a special celebration at the National Art Center in Tokyo, the J50 commemorates the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan. Created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello, it also marks the return of the targa body style, paying tribute to popular Ferraris of the 1970s and 1980s. If you’re not familiar with them, check out the Ferrari 308 and 328 GTS, but examples also include more recent cars such as the 348 GTS and F355 GTS.
To be sold in Japan only, the J50 is will be limited to only 10 units and each one will be tailored specifically to the customer’s requirements.
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2016 Ferrari 458 MM Speciale
Launched in 2013, the Ferrari 458 Speciale became the range-topping version of the 458 Italia and replaced the 430 Scuderia in the company’s entry-level sports car lineup. The Speciale name added a revised aerodynamic package with active elements designed by Ferrari Styling Center in cooperation with Pininfarina, a more exclusive interior, and a more powerful V-8 engine that gained 34 horses over the standard 458 Italia. At the time of its unveiling, the 458 Speciale was the quickest V-8-powered Ferrari in the lineup, being only a half-second slower than the F12berlinetta on the company’s Fiorano test track.
Although it was discontinued in 2015 when Maranello replaced the 458 Italia with the 488 GTB, Ferrari completed this specific model in 2016. Dubbed the MM Speciale, it sports a custom body that borrows many features from the newer 488 GTB, as well as a number of exclusive elements inside and out. The vehicle is unique, was built for a British buyers, and unveiled at the Fiorano circuit in the hands of Ferrari chief test driver Dario Benuzzi.
Although its not faster or more powerful than the 458 Speciale it is based on, the MM Speciale is the most radical road-going version of the 458 Italia ever launched. Keep reading to find out what makes it special.
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2016 Ferrari 488 GTB Tailor Made
This year’s Tour Auto Optic 2000 hosted the French premiere of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso at the Grand Palais in Paris. The GTC4Lusso wasn’t the only interesting Ferrari on the grounds of the historic site. There was also a one-off Ferrari 488 GTB that was customized by Tailor Made – Ferrari’s customizing division – in association with the Parisian dealer, Charles Pozzi.
More important than the fact that this 488 GTB is a one-off, is the fact that it was designed to pay homage to the Ferrari 308 Gr3 Pioneer that was once driven by Jean Claude Andruet – a two-time Tour de France Auto winner in 1981 and 1982. This 488 features a livery on the outside and materials on the inside that closely resemble that of the car once driven by Andruet way back when.
Of course, this 488 GTB also serves the purpose of showing off the customization potential available on all Ferrari models by Tailor Made. So, let’s see how this 488 GTB stacks up against the car it was designed to pay homage to.
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2016 Ferrari California T Tailor Made 250 SWB Tribute
The Techno-Classica Motor Show is said to be the world’s biggest trade show for Vintage cars. This year, the show ran from April 6th to April 10th and set a new record with 201,034 visitors over the five-day period. The primary purpose of the show is to host classic cars from any brand and to provide a public trade forum for selling and purchasing some of the world’s prettiest vintage, classic, and prestige vehicles. This year, if you stopped by the Ferrari exhibit, you would have seen a California T that was built to pay tribute to the Ferrari 250 SWB that was once owned by Eric Clapton.
The California T might be Ferrari’s entry-level model and is often criticized for being a car that is purchased “just so you can say you own a Ferrari.” This specific California T, however, isn’t your everyday California T. This California T was designed by Ferrari’s Tailor Made service with a unique paint job and a few other cool features that really set it apart, including a special paint job, some leather upholstery, and it even has a special option equipped that was recently unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.
Unfortunately, Tailor Made didn’t go as far as to make this California T right-hand drive like Clapton’s 250 SWB, but it still did a fine job paying tribute to his iconic car. So, with that said, let’s take a look at what Tailor Made did to make this California T so special.
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Ferrari has been selling delicate, aggressive and beautiful cars with the Prancing Horse emblazoned across the hood for 60 years here in the United States. From legendary machines like the 250 GTO, to modern marvels like the Ferrari FF, the Italian company has been showing the world what a supercar should be. Now to celebrate this milestone of six decades, Ferrari has created an ultra-limited model exclusively for its American customers. Dubbed the Ferrari F60America, this special edition machine comes with a V-12 engine, no roof and a price tag of $2.5-million.
The car is based on the most powerful GT car that Ferrari currently sells, the F12 Berlinetta. The 6.3-liter carries on unchanged, but visually the car has received a very thorough overhaul. Every piece of this car’s design has been created to pay homage to the previous 60 years of Ferrari heritage. Only ten of these cars are being produced, a nod to the 10 GTS4 NART Spiders that Ferrari imported for US customers on the request of Luigi Chinetti. Luigi Chinetti was the founder of Ferrari’s North American Racing Team, and the white stripe across the exterior of the car pays tribute to the team’s preferred livery.
This is easily one of the most limited and sought after Ferrari models in decades. As such, all 10 models were already sold before the car was even announced.
Updated 01/25/2016: The first out of ten F60 American units was delivered during this weekend during the 25th annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
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Here in the U.S., all eyes are on the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, the City of Brussels, the Capital of Belgium, is hosting its annual auto show. Last year, one of the models unveiled at the show was the 2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Tour De France Edition. That model debuted with a 740-horsepower, 508-pound-foot monster of a V-12 that was mated to an F1 dual-clutch transmission. The car was built to pay homage to the Ecurie Francorchamps GTO that won the Tour de France in 1964, and was a huge international success after its debut. Because of that success, one of Ferrari’s three authorized dealer’s in Belgium teamed up with the Tailer Made program again – this time, to bring a bespoke version of the California T to the 2016 Brussels Auto Show.
Aptly named the California T Tailor Made, the car was built to pay respect to the Ferrari 458 GT3 – the car that won the Pro-Am Cup class at the 2015 24 Hours of Spa with “Gimmi” Bruni, Alessandro Pier Guidi, Pasin Lathouras and Stephane Lemert rotating control of the helm. As part of paying homage to that 458 GT3, this California T sports some of the same livery as the 458 GT3 inside and out.
Since this California T has just debuted in Brussels, there is no telling if it will be as successful as the Tour De France edition of the F12 from last year, but the chances are that it will be. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a good close look at the Tailor Made California T and what features make it so special.
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The 2016 Ferrari 488 Spider took the Frankfurt Motor Show by storm, ushering in a new era of drop-top heaven for Ferrari enthusiasts. But the 488 Spider wasn’t the only Ferrari in attendance at Frankfurt. Maranello also brought a pair of personalized versions of the 2015 Ferrari California T, built specifically for the show to showcase the drop-top supercar’s potential under Ferrari’s Tailor-Made personalization program.
The Tailor Made program began in 2011 to give Ferrari customers the opportunity to put their personal imprints on their supercars. In the four years it’s been around, the program has built some high-quality bespoke Ferraris, including the 2014 Ferrari FF Dressage Edition, the 2013 Ferrari FF Czech Edition, and the 2014 Ferrari F12berlinetta Polo Edition. The two Tailor Made California Ts at Frankfurt don’t carry any fancy names like “Dressage” or “Polo,” but they do give us a peek into the possibilities of what customers can do to their own California Ts.
With the likes of Aston Martin (Q by Aston Martin), Lamborghini (Ad Personam Personalization), and McLaren (MSO) also offering their own personalization programs, Ferrari needs to be on top of its game to make the Tailor Made program competitive against its rivals. With the two Tailor Made California Ts at Frankfurt, it’s nice to see that Maranello’s taking its personalization program seriously. One of the two personalized California Ts was inspired by the iconic Ferrari 1957 250 TR, which raced in the “Buenos Aires 1,000 Kilometre” in January, 1958.
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Ferrari has introduced a bespoke California T created by the company’s Tailor Made division at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. Built specifically for the Chinese show, the California T "Tailor Made" illustrates how Ferrari’s customization program allows clients to commission unique cars. The bespoke convertible joins the FF Dressage Edition and the F12berlinetta Polo Edition, which Ferrari unveiled with the same purpose when it opened its first Tailor Made Center in Asia Pacific in 2014.
But while the Dressage and Polo Editions were inspired by horsemanship and the game of polo, respectively, they also celebrated the Chinese Year of the Horse. The California T "Tailor Made" is inspired by two style icons from the past: actress Ingrid Bergman and former First Lady of the U.S., Jacqueline Kennedy. As usual, the Italians opted for an understated exterior and an extensively customized interior, with all sorts of unique and luxurious features.
Much like the FF Tailor Made showcased a few months ago, this California T is here to prove there’s always room to improve a Ferrari; all you need is a fat wallet.
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A video that surfaced the Interwebz in April 2015, showing the Ferrari F40 LM Barchetta on TT Circuit Assen, the Netherlands, reminded me how classic cars can become stunning one-offs at the hands of their eccentric owners. The story of this car goes way back to 1993, when former racing driver Jean Blaton purchased a factory-built F40 LM that was previously raced in the North American IMSA GT Series, but not a lot is known about it nowadays. The car is not even regarded as a real Ferrari, mostly because Maranello was unhappy about what Blaton did to it, but that doesn’t make it less impressive than its factory siblings. And I aim to prove just that in the full review below.
Should Ferrari had recognized the Barchetta as a true-blue F40, it would’ve been the fourth official iteration of the nameplate, following the road car, the LM, of which only two were built for IMSA racing, and the F40 Competizione, also made for track use. All these cars were produced between 1987 and 1992, when Ferrari assembled 1,311 units at its factory in Maranello.
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