Ferrari has just revealed the latest unique open-top supercar made by the Special Projects department called the Ferrari SP-8.

The Ferrari SP-8 is based on the Ferrari F8 Spider, but it would be impossible to confuse the two models. Ferrari SP-8 is a special edition similar to the recently introduced KC23 special edition. This supercar model is made based on the customer’s specific request, specifically a businessman from Taiwan.

The name of this supercar has the number “8”, because in Chinese culture, this is a lucky number but it was not this customer’s biggest request. On the other hand, the number “8” honors the 3.9-liter V8 twin-turbo engine, one of the most highly rated machines in history and winner of the prestigious Engine of the Year (IEOTY) award. for 4 consecutive years.

The most unique feature of the SP-8 is that it has no roof, perfect for a two-seat roadster. Emphasizes its sporty character as well as the driving experience and excitement it brings.

The solution must conduct extensive aerodynamic simulation analysis through a combination of CFD simulation, wind tunnel testing and track testing to ensure comfort, acoustics and airflow standards. for comparison with the car that inspired the SP-8.

While we doubt it will last beyond static display, Ferrari says that the car has also been tested on the track to ensure wind noise isn’t too loud, even when driven vigorously. However, the focus of this car is the looks, so let’s talk about that.

The car was penned by Flavio Manzoni, head of the Ferrari Styling Center design center. The car’s styling theme revolves around the way the volumes come together. The carbon fiber front meets the painted tail in a two-tone effect contrasting in color and material.

Removing the hardtop allowed designers to further perfect the tail, creating a more rounded shape. The luggage trunk lid is divided into two parts, separated by a black horizontal bar. Above are arranged air intakes and side air intakes with separate ducts for the intake air cooler and engine.

Featured at the front of the car is an impressive full-width cast aluminum grille made from a single 3D printed mold. The grille has the same vertical stripe pattern, gradually expanding towards the sides to deliver better airflow to the front radiator.

The rotation angle of these elements was optimized thanks to close collaboration between the Ferrari Styling Center and the aerodynamics team who spent months honing the car using CFD.

SP-8 redesigned the headlights with special lenses. The taillights are inherited from the Roma and the windshield and exhaust pipes are taken from the 296 GTB along with a special set of wheels in matte gray Matte Grigio NART.

These five-spoke style wheels are exclusive to this particular vehicle. Bringing a modern twist to the classic rims used on Ferrari Sports Prototypes as well as the legendary F40.

Inside the car, a significant modification has been made to the center console to accommodate the F1 transmission commands that have been present on the Ferrari range since the launch of the SF90 Stradale. This meant modifying the now iconic transfer gate for this specific application. The interior is finished with laser-engraved navy blue Alcantara seats combined with gradient-effect special textile fabric and special metallic-effect twill carpets.

The matte Argento Micalizzato color created specifically for the SP-8 combines with the carbon fiber part of the car that also has an equally distinctive color and finish (glossy metallic blue Sandstone). Even the Blu Scuro Stellato color used to link the two body parts was specially developed.

No technical specifications of the SP-8 are mentioned, but because it was developed from the F8 Spider, the power of this unique model will be a 3.9L twin-turbo V8. 720 horsepower and maximum torque of 770 Nm. Comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds.

Previously, Ferrari introduced the super product “SP48 Unica” developed from the F8 Tributo. It can be said that SP-8 is the second Ferrari “One-Off” model designed at the request of VIP customers based on the F8 Spider.

Ferrari SP-8 will be on display from the morning of October 24 at Mugello Circuit until the end of Finali Mondiali Ferrari 2023. After that, SP-8 will be on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from November 16, 2023 until March 2024.

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