Exclusive Ferrari SP-8 One-Off Roadster Unveiled

Jacob Brooke
October 25, 2023
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Ferrari has unveiled the latest addition to its exclusive One-Off series, the SP-8. The car is part of Ferrari’s Special Projects programme and was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, with the Flavio Manzoni at its helm. The SP-8 is a mid-rear-engined V8 roadster based on the F8 Spider architecture, featuring a 3.9-litre V8 twin-turbo engine which has won the prestigious Engine of the Year award four times. The car’s name is also a nod to the number 8’s cultural significance in Taiwan, where the client who commissioned the SP-8 hails from.

The SP-8 is based on the F8 Spider Architecture (Design Sketch)

The SP-8’s standout feature is its lack of a roof, transforming it into a pure two-seater roadster. This design choice necessitated extensive aerodynamic refinement through a combination of CFD simulations, wind tunnel testing, and track testing to ensure an optimal driving experience. The car's styling is defined by the way its volumes intersect and fuse, with a striking two-tone effect created by the unpainted carbon-fibre front that wraps around to the tail. The absence of a retractable hard top allowed for a radical redesign of the tail section.

Design Sketches show the striking two-tone effect

Further design features include a full-width, cast aluminium grille, specially designed headlights, tailpipes in the style of the 296 GTB, and exclusive five-spoke wheel rims in matte Grigio NART. The interior boasts a modified central console to house F1 gearbox commands, a signature shift-gate, and seats made from laser-etched Navy Blue Alcantara®. The car's unique matte Argento Micalizzato colour complements its carbon-fibre sections and the Blu Scuro Stellato colour used to link the two bodywork sections.

Custom interior design features central F1 gearbox controls and Navy Alcantara seats

The SP-8 will be on display at the Mugello Circuit until the end of the Finali Mondiali Ferrari 2023 and at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from November 16, 2023, to March 2024.

Source - Ferrari Australasia

Jacob Brooke
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