Ferrari SP48 Unica Is a One-Off F8 Tributo with Smoother Styling

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Photo credit: Ferrari
Photo credit: Ferrari
  • Meet the Ferrari SP48 Unica, the latest one-off from the Italian supercar company.

  • Based on the F8 Tributo, the SP48’s styling is more reminiscent of the 296GTB, with a blacked-out A-pillar and a lower side air scoop.

  • A hexagonal pattern appears throughout the car, most prominently on the front grille and the center of the roof.

The Ferrari F8 Tributo is a slinky, exotic supercar covered in sharp creases and gaping vents, powered by a 710-horsepower twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8. But for some people, even that is not enough, and that’s where Ferrari’s Special Projects team steps in, designing bespoke creations for the Italian marque’s most well-to-do clientele. The SP48 Unica, seen here, is Ferrari’s latest one-off, revealed today and based on the F8.

Photo credit: Ferrari
Photo credit: Ferrari

While it rides on the F8’s platform, the SP48 Unica’s design feels more in line with Ferrari’s newest hybrid offering, the 296GTB. The front grille has been overhauled with an intricate honeycomb pattern, sitting beneath horizontal headlights that incorporate a vent, just like the 296. The SP48 also mimics its hybrid V-6 sibling with a blacked-out A-pillar, creating what Ferrari calls a “visor effect” with the roof. Ferrari says the side windows are narrower, while the rear windshield is gone, replaced by a patterned strip that extends back into the rear wing. Air intakes just ahead of that wing echo the design of the front grille and roof graphic.

Photo credit: Car and Driver
Photo credit: Car and Driver

Ferrari says it moved an intercooler intake behind the side windows, allowing the designers to reduce the size of the scoops carved into the bodywork just ahead of the rear wheels. The F8’s round taillights are replaced by thin rectangular units stretching the width of the car, perched above a beefy diffuser. There aren't any photos of the cabin, but Ferrari says the seats and much of the trim is black Alcantara, and the hexagonal motif from the exterior continues inside.

The SP48 was created for a long-time Ferrari buyer, and there’s no word on price, but we imagine it was a hefty sum on top of the F8’s $283,950 starting price.

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