Ferrari pays homage to the F40 with a new SP38 one-off special
THE FERRARI SP38, the supercar maker’s latest one-off model, is based on the 488 GTB’S chassis and running gear but with a redesigned exterior.
The new design pays homage to the F40 and is intended to reflect the passion that the anonymous customer who commissioned the SP38 has for racing.
One-off models that go far beyond typical supercar customisation are a growing trend across the high-end sector, with not only Ferrari but firms such as Mclaren, Rollsroyce and Bentley all keen to do more such projects.
Ferrari last revealed a oneoff in 2016 with the 458 MM Speciale. Each project typically takes 18 months and costs in excess of £1 million.
The SP38 features a newly created three-layer metallic red paint. New headlights have been fitted and are as slim as possible for “a more aggressive look”, said Ferrari. Meanwhile, daytime running lights move to the bumper lip, styling reminiscent of the 308 GTB.
At the side, the 488 GTB’S air intake has been moved next to the SP38’S quarter light.
Grey lower bodywork separates the aerodynamic additions from the red custom bodywork above it. The rear is nearly unrecognisable from the 488 GTB’S. The fixed wing echoes the F40’s, while louvred bodywork covers the rear glass. New lights, air outlets and higher-set, larger exhausts also feature.
The SP38’S performance details haven’t been revealed but are likely to closely match the 488 GTB’S. That car is capable of a 205mph top speed and 3.0sec 0-62mph time thanks to its 661bhp, 561lb ft twin-turbo V8.
The SP38 was presented to its owner at Ferrari’s headquarters in Fiorano and was immediately put through its paces on hot laps.
Bewinged F40 inspired SP38’S styling One-of-a-kind SP38 shares parts with Maranello’s 488 GTB