Ferrari has unveiled its latest one-off creation, the SP-8, designed for a discerning customer seeking exclusivity and striking design. This mid-engined V8 roadster, commissioned by a client from Taiwan, is inspired by Ferrari’s classic racing prototypes and takes cues from the Daytona SP3, a recent Ferrari Icona model.
Based on the now-retired F8 Spider, the SP-8 boasts an aluminum chassis that cradles Ferrari’s potent 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. While specific power figures aren’t disclosed, the SP-8 is a more specialized machine compared to the base car. Notably, it ditches the folding metal roof of the F8 Spider in favor of a fixed roof, shedding a few kilograms and embracing the ethos of a true open-top roadster.
The removal of the roof mechanism allowed Ferrari’s designers to reimagine the rear deck, focusing on optimizing aerodynamic efficiency and minimizing cabin buffeting. The design features slim LED light strips at the front bumper, reminiscent of the SP3 Daytona, and a two-tone paint graphic on the doors that pays homage to the sculptural side profile of the SP3 Daytona. The rising waistline and smooth rear haunches give the SP-8 a unique design character distinct from the F8, and it’s complemented by specially designed five-spoke wheels.
Inside, the SP-8 maintains the existing architectural layout, with a revised center console featuring the H-pattern automatic gear selector seen in other modern Ferraris. The customer opted for laser-etched navy blue Alcantara and gradient-effect cloth for the seat upholstery, echoing the two-tone exterior design.
The SP-8 is set to make its public debut at the Mugello Circuit before being showcased at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello during the winter months. This unique creation exemplifies Ferrari’s dedication to catering to the desires of its most exclusive clientele, pushing the boundaries of design and performance.
|Ferrari SP-8 – One-Off Creation|
|– One-off mid-engined V8 roadster|
|– Commissioned by a client from Taiwan|
|– Inspired by Ferrari’s classic racing prototypes and the Daytona SP3|
|Chassis and Engine|
|– Based on the now-retired F8 Spider|
|– Features an aluminum chassis|
|– Powered by Ferrari’s 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine|
|– Specific power figures undisclosed|
|– Ditches the folding metal roof for a fixed roof, reducing weight|
|– Rear deck reimagined for improved aerodynamics|
|– Slim LED light strips at the front bumper, reminiscent of the SP3 Daytona|
|– Two-tone paint graphic on doors inspired by the SP3 Daytona|
|– Unique design with a rising waistline and smooth rear haunches|
|– Specially designed five-spoke wheels|
|– Maintains the existing architectural layout|
|– Revised center console with H-pattern automatic gear selector|
|– Seat upholstery in laser-etched navy blue Alcantara and gradient-effect cloth|
|– Complements the two-tone exterior design|
|Debut and Display|
|– Public debut at the Mugello Circuit|
|– Showcased at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello during the winter|
|– Exemplifies Ferrari’s commitment to catering to exclusive clientele|
|– Pushes boundaries of design and performance|