For me, the combination of the terms ‘Ferrari’ and ‘One-Off’ conjure up images of lifestyles of the rich and famous; Princes and Sheikhs, and Billionaire playboys throwing money at all sorts of extravagances the likes of which most of us haven’t even had the time to imagine.
Though, sometimes, they manage to do something that is more tasteful than gaudy, and self-serving but overt enough for the rest of the world to enjoy. Here are a few examples of those things:
The newest of these special projects: the 458 MM Speciale
P4/5 (AND the P4/5 Competizione)
James Glickenhaus seems to be a pretty badass dude. Not only was he approached personally by Pininfarina and asked if he might be interested in commissioning a one-off Ferrari, he actually said yes, picked an awesome car as design inspiration and built it on one of the last available Enzos, IMPROVED upon it, and THEN after that was built, he built another (non-Ferrari-endorsed) version strictly for racing based on a Ferrari F430.
Seriously, that is pretty badass.
P540 Superfast Aperta
612 GTS Pavesi
Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC is perhaps the prettiest, though I’ll admit some bias. While it’s built on the 458, its styling is faithful to one of my (and Clapton’s) favorite Ferrari models, the 512 BB.
Wow. Styling cues from all over the place, this looks like it will be an F12-influenced GTO of sorts. Destined to be the most awe-inspiring SP yet? Too early to tell without seeing the roof and rear… but I can’t wait to see the finished product.
Looking forward to seeing more of any upcoming Ferrari Special Projects… enjoy this gallery in the mean time.