What’s the one car likely to turn more heads than a new Ferrari? How about one of the brand’s one-off creations?
The Maranello-based marque’s Special Projects division has just unveiled a new custom build called the SP-8. The unique roadster has a show-stopping two-tone design that includes a couple of nods to the marque’s not-so-distant past.
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The topless speed machine was commissioned by an unnamed customer in Taiwan. It’s based on the F8 Spider but has had its retractable hardtop completely done away with. That’s far from the only change. The restyled front end features a more defined shape, an even wider grille that stretches almost all the way to the wheel wells, and all-new headlamps. There’s also a windscreen and exhaust tips from the 296 GTB, taillights derived from the Roma, and five-spoke alloy rims that are a modernized take on those found on the F40. The cherry on top, though, is a striking paint job that pairs glossy Blue Sandstone with matte Argento Micalizzato.
The interior hasn’t received as much of a makeover, but keen-eyed observers will notice some tweaks. Motor1.com points out that there’s a grated gear selector like that found in the SF90 Stradale. Meanwhile, the cabin’s two seats are covered in laser-etched Navy Blue Alcantara and gradient-effect cloth, while the floors are topped with iridescent twill matts.
One thing that hasn’t been touched is the F8 Spider’s twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8. The mid-mounted mill still produces a more than respectable 710 horses and 568 ft lbs of twist. No performance numbers were released for the SP-8, but the convertible it’s based on can launch from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 210 mph.
Unsurprisingly, Ferrari isn’t saying how much the SP-8 cost, though we imagine it’s well north of the F8 Spider’s $324,342 sticker price. Of course, it’s unlikely the one-off is going up for grabs anytime soon. You may not be able to buy it, but you will be able to see it in person if you’re in Italy. The vehicle will be on display at Mugello Circuit from Wednesday until the end of the month and then at the Ferrari Museum from the middle of November until March of next year.
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