Ferrari unveils a unique roadster
Ferrari’s Special Projects division has unveiled a unique roadster called the SP51 that it built upon the request of a customer from Taiwan based on the front-engined 812 GTS supercar.
The main difference from the donor car is the all-new body designed by the SP team headed by Flavio Manzoni with the participation of the owner. The SP51 has zero body panels in common with the 812 model it is based on. It is mostly a modern-looking supercar, but not without retro features. For one, there is a white-and-blue pinstripe running through the entire body and cabin reminding us of the 1955 Ferrari 410 S.
Other highlights include a custom-designed exterior color named Rosso Passionale, numerous carbon-fiber elements and a black bar behind the seats imitating a Targa-like body referencing some of the 1960s-era Ferraris. The cabin is also awash with carbon bits and has body-matched Alcantara for the main trim material.
The announcement omits powertrain details, and we know that Ferrari Special Projects usually leaves the oily bits alone in its works. Speaking of the standard 812 GTS, it comes equipped with a 6.5-liter V12 linked to a seven-speed DCT and rated at roughly 800 horsepower (600 kilowatts).
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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