Ferrari just pulled back the sheet on the newest one-off from its Special Projects outfit.
Dubbed the SP-8, the special-edition roadster features a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 pulled from the F8 Spider.
Ferrari will put the SP-8 on display at the Mugello Circuit and then at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello before being delivered to the owner in Taiwan in March 2024.
Reflect for a moment on the idea that the Ferrari F8 Spider is an exciting and special car with its own merits. Now consider how much more special it could be as a one-of-one special-edition roadster designed and built by Ferrari's Special Projects program. Ponder no more, as one incredibly wealthy (we're assuming on that part) Ferrari customer worked with the brand to create the one-off SP-8 roadster.
A More Special F8 Spider
The new special-edition Ferrari derives its look, performance, and name from the F8 Spider. Ferrari neglected to give performance specifics for the SP-8, but the twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 mounted behind the seats produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque in the F8. Those are the same figures as the performance-oriented 488 Pista, and the engine is claimed to propel the car to repeatable sub-3.0-second times to 60 mph.
While the F8 is a droptop convertible, the special edition bids a heartfelt arrivederci to the roof, instead opting for a roadster format. According to Ferrari, losing the roof required a combination of simulations, wind-tunnel testing, and track testing to bring the standard for comfort to the same level as the F8
The styling for the SP-8 is clearly descended from the F8, though the one-0ff adds its own personality throughout. The front end is redone, with a longer, more assertive splitter. The front half of the car is finished in an unpainted glossy iridescent Blue Sandstone carbon fiber, while the rear bodywork is finished in a matte Argento Micalizzato gray paint. Ferrari says the exclusive five-spoke wheels represent a modern take on the brand's classic prototypes as well as harking back to the alloy wheels on the F40.
SP-8 Is Priceless
As is generally the case with Ferrari Special Projects cars, the manufacturer neglected to give out price details. Whatever the figure is, it's sure to be much higher than the roughly $330,000 starting price of the F8 Spider.
The car will be put on display at the Mugello Circuit from October 24 until the end of this year's Finali Mondiali Ferrari on October 29, 2023. It will then be displayed at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from November 16 until March 2024 before the owner takes delivery of the car in Taiwan.
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