Ferrari showcased its latest addition to the One-Off series – the Ferrari SP-8. This remarkable mid-rear-engined V8, born from the F8 Spider, takes its place among the most exclusive segment in the Ferrari range, where cars are meticulously crafted to embody the pinnacle of Prancing Horse customization.
Named in homage to its powerful 3.9-litre V8 twin-turbo engine, a recipient of the prestigious Engine of the Year award four times in a row, the SP-8 carries a special significance for its client hailing from Taiwan. The number 8, considered auspicious in Chinese culture, symbolizes success, good fortune, and personal achievement.
What sets the SP-8 apart is its distinctive feature – a roofless design, transforming it into a purebred two-seater roadster. This design choice not only underscores its sporty character but also delivers an exhilarating open-air driving experience. Achieving this required meticulous refinement of aerodynamics through a combination of advanced simulations, wind tunnel tests, and track evaluations, ensuring both acoustic comfort and wind dynamics rivaling its inspiration, the F8 Spider.
The exterior of the SP-8 showcases a unique play of volumes and materials. The unpainted carbon-fiber front seamlessly wraps around to the tail, creating a captivating two-tone effect. The elimination of the retractable hard top allowed for a radical restyling of the tail section, resulting in a full volume with a taut belt line. The front of the car boasts an imposing full-width, 3D-printed grille, channeling air flow to the front radiators with a strake theme that widens towards the flanks.
Numerous design elements were reimagined for the SP-8, including headlights with special masks, Roma-inspired rear lights, a redesigned windscreen, and exclusive directional five-spoke wheels paying homage to Ferrari Sports Prototypes and the iconic F40. The interior underwent significant modifications, featuring a redesigned central console to accommodate F1 gearbox commands, seats with laser-etched Navy Blue Alcantara®, and carpets with an iridescent effect.
The exterior’s matte Argento Micalizzato color harmoniously blends with glossy iridescent Blue Sandstone on the carbon-fiber section. Even the Blu Scuro Stellato color linking the two bodywork sections was specifically developed, showcasing Ferrari’s commitment to bespoke craftsmanship.
The Ferrari SP-8 makes its debut at the Mugello Circuit from October 24th until the end of the Finali Mondiali Ferrari 2023. Following this, it will be on display at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from November 16, 2023, to March 2024.
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