Published on September 29th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Ferrari SP51 Is The Latest In The Company’s ‘One-Off’ Series
The Ferrari SP51 takes the 812 GTS to its ultimate customised end.
The Ferrari SP51 has just been revealed as the latest addition to the carmaker’s One-Off series. While the Omologata was a coupé one-off built on the bones of the 812 Superfast, the SP51 is a convertible model, meaning it’s actually based on the 812 GTS, Ferrari’s first series production open-top front-engined V12 in 50 years.
The SP51 was designed by Flavio Manzoni and customised to a client’s exact specifications. It has absolutely no roof to speak of. The hood features two air vents and there’s plenty of bare carbon fibre throughout the vehicle. Around back are two deep carbon-fibre scoops and a carbon-fibre wing that forms an interesting targa-like shape.
The paintwork was specially developed. It’s called Rosso Passionale and it’s a 3 layer paintjob with a contrasting blue and white stripe inspired by the 1955 Ferrari 410 S. These colours are all found on the interior too.
The main Alcantara trim is finished in Rosso Passionale while the white and blue stripe appears on the centre tunnel and on the fascia between the two seats on the firewall. It’s also found on the steering wheel stitching and on the door panels and dashboard, where the blue Kvadrat is used with white cross-stitching.
Glossy carbon fibre trim also finds its way into the cabin as does some Nero Momo Opaco trim pieces. Contrasting these dark elements are white embroidered details.
About Ferrari Special Projects
The Special Projects programme is aimed at creating unique Ferraris (the so-called “One-Offs”) characterised by an exclusive design crafted according to the requirements of the client, who thus becomes the owner of a one-of-a-kind model.
Each project originates from an idea put forward by the client and is developed with a team of designers from Ferrari’s Styling Centre; having defined the car’s proportion and forms, detailed design blueprints and a styling buck are produced before starting the manufacturing process of the new One-Off. The entire process takes around two years on average, during which time the client is closely involved in assessing the design and verification phases. The result? A unique Ferrari sporting the Prancing Horse logo and engineered to the same levels of excellence that characterise all of Maranello’s cars.