Ferraris are already special. So how do you make one just that bit more exciting? You make it a one-of-one special edition roadster with all the power of a 488 Pista. Say hello to the special edition SP-8.
As with most one-offs of this nature, the car has been created in tandem with a Ferrari customer, an unnamed fellow from Taiwan. It was the client’s request to remove the roof so Ferrari designer, Flavio Manzoni, and his Special Projects program had to completely rework the original F8 Spider’s aero to make it the best it could be.
There are no official performance specs released by Ferrari, but the SP-8 does have the same twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 from the F8 which is good for 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. These figures are the same as the 488 Pista, a performance orientated car capable of 0-100km/h in under three seconds.
You can see styling cues from the F8, but that is deceptive. The front end has been redone with a longer splitter and finished in unpainted Blue Sandstone carbon fibre, while the rear has been completely restyled and finished in a matte Argento Micalizzato grey paint. The entire aluminium grille has been 3D printed and designed for better airflow to the radiators. Even the headlights haven’t been spared from redesign with special masks and lenses, though the rear lights have been taken from the Roma. But the references don’t stop there, as the exclusive five-spoke wheels are a modern representation of the alloy wheels on the F40 while the exhaust has been given the same treatment as the 296 GTB’s, according to Ferrari.
There isn’t a price just yet because it’s apparently none of our business, but it’s probably safe to say it’s more than the US$330,000 starting price of the F8 Spider.
The SP-8 will be on display at the Mugello Circuit from October 24 until October 29, 2023. After that it will be displayed at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from November 16 until March 2024 before the owner will take the car home to Taiwan.