The Ferrari SP38, the latest offspring from Ferrari’s One-Off programme

Ferrari One Off SP38

The   Ferrari  SP38,  the   latest offspring from  Ferrari’s One-Off programme, has  been  unveiled at Fiorano where, after the  ceremonial handover to one of Ferrari’s most dedicated customers, the  car was  immediately put through its paces in a series of hot laps.

Ferrari One Off SP38

Designed by the  Ferrari  Design  Centre on  the  chassis and running gear of the  488 GTB, this unique car  reflects the  specific vision  of a client with  a deep passion for racing. The  result is a model that can  be driven  both on  road  and  on  track , while  at the  same time expressing all the  beauty and   innovation inherent in Ferrari’s road cars.

The all-new bodywork,  in  a   newly  conceived   three-layer  metallic  red,   marks a  radical departure from the  language aesthetic of the  donor car. The twin-turbo, twin-intercooler set­ up  of the  award-winning 488 GTB inspired the  team to reference the  mighty F40 as an  icon from which  to instruct the  project’s general direction.

Compared to the  488 chassis, the  visual   mass of  SP38 appears concentrated over  the  rear wheels as  the  wedge design sharply stretches towards the  front. In  plan  view,  the  strongly tapered nose  expands towards muscular wheel arches, giving  the  car  potency and  agility.

Ferrari One Off SP38

Specific inset headlights were  designed to be  as  thin  as possible , with  the  mandatory  DRL (daytime running lights) units relocated to add character and  functionality to a slim  bumper lip  reminiscent of  the  308 GTB.  On   the   side, the   defining air scoop of  the  488 GTB  is completely concealed  where the  sheet metal folds in  on  itself  from  the  low  belt line on  the door and   into  the  rear wheel arch and  three-quarter light.

Ferrari One Off SP38

The  effect is dramatic, as it reinforces the  importance of the rear volume while, at the  same time, maintaining the airflow to the  intercoolers at the  base  of the  side window. The dynamic styling continues over  the  engine cover, which  sheds its  rear  glass and is treated as a flip-up assembly in carbon fibre  with  shut lines slashing the  flanks in a gesture directly reminiscent of the  F40’s. Three transversal slats slash  across the  engine cover to evacuate engine heat, and the smooth integration of a substantial rear  spoiler is a hint  at the famous rear  wing  of the F40. The trailing edge of the  spoiler links seamlessly with  the  wing  and  with  the  aerodynamic diffuser at the  bottom , to create a suggestive frame surrounding  the  tail volume.

Ferrari One Off SP38

A full Tailor Made cabin trim  puts the  finished touches on  this  truly special Ferrari, which will be on  public display for  the  first  time at the  upcoming Concorso d’Eieganza Villa d’Este on Saturday 26th May 2018

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