The Custom Ferrari

Ferrari will reward some of its most influential and valued customers with unique models that are custom build via the Ferrari One-Off program. This is a very selective program, established in 2008, and not promoted by the automaker. Instead, it gauges prospective clients at events and tries to “pick those who live and breathe Ferrari and appreciate how special a One-Off car is.” (Autocar 2016). Currently the Ferrari One-Off program is sold out through 2021.

Those selected to partake in the program better be prepared to spend significant amount of money and time designing and building the One-Off car. A One-Off Ferrari starts at $3 million USD and it’s estimated that a custom build takes somewhere between 18-24 months to complete. The One-Off Ferrari will be based on an existing Ferrari model, and modifications are welcome, but under no circumstances will performance be compromised. After all this is still a Ferrari.

The One-Off Ferraris featured here aren’t mechanical marvels. These seven ultra-rare models are special because they’re the only one of their kind.

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano China Limited Edition

  • Lu Hao, the first Chinese artist to work with Ferrari on a One-Off car, created this special model.
  • With a very special exterior finish that draws inspiration from Ge Kiln porcelain of the Song Dynasty. Only a few hundred pieces of Ge Kiln porcelain exist today, all of which are priceless treasures.
  • It was auctioned off in 2009 for €1.2 million Euro.
  • “The 599 China Limited Edition model is a true masterpiece, combining rich Chinese artistic heritage with Italian design in a most spectacular way,” says Marco Mattiacci, CEO of Ferrari Asia Pacific.

P540 Superfast Aperta

  • This is the second car produced under the Ferrari One-Off program and it took 14 months to create.
  • Based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, this coach built Ferrari gets its inspiration from the classic Carrozzeria Fantuzzi-designed golden open-air Ferrari that was built for the 1968 Fellini film, Toby Dammit.
  • The P540 Superfast Aperta’s proud new owner is Edward Walson, son of John Walson, the inventor of cable TV.

SP12 EC

  • In 2012, Eric Clapton collaborated with Ferrari to create the One-Off SP12 EC in celebration of his career.
  • The car is worth $4.7 million USD.
  • The initials part of its name stands for Eric Clapton
  • This Ferrari has been celebrated as one of Ferrari One-Off’s most successful designs.

Superamerica 45

  • Believed to be one of the first Ferrari One-Off creations.
  • Designed for American real estate mogul Peter Kalikow, it was inspired by the 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica, the first Ferrari in his collection that he purchased 45 years earlier, a secondhand 400 Superamerica convertible.
  • The Superamerica 45 is finished in an exclusive “Blu Antille” shade of blue, the same color as the 1961 Ferrari 400 sports.

F12 TRS

  • This Ferrari was inspired by the legendary 1957 250 Testa Rossa racecar.
  • It’s the first of Ferrari’s One-Off models to be based on the F12 Berlinetta.
  • This beauty is worth $4.2 million USD.
  • It’s essentially a topless Ferrari and it stole the show in 2014 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where it was showcased for the first time.

SP 275 RW Competizione

  • Its design is inspired by the 275 Berlinetta from the 1960s.
  • It’s painted yellow in tribute to the 275 GTB Competizione that won its class at Le Mans in 1965.

Speciale MM

  • Based on a 458 Speciale and commissioned by an unknown British car collector.
  • The owner wanted a visor type effect which was accomplished by painting the A pillars in black.
  • The car was made almost entirely from carbon fiber, keeping weight to a minimum.

These bespoke cars are prized possessions of the world’s wealthiest drivers. The rest of us can only dream.

 

SOURCES:

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/how-own-special-edition-ferrari?utm_content=buffer0234e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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