It’s God’s drive-way

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE - By PAUL POT­TINGER

WANT a car like this? All you’ll need is a lot of pa­tience and about $5 mil­lion.

Rock gui­tarist Eric Clap­ton is re­ported to have dropped some $4.7 mil­lion trans­form­ing one of Fer­rari’s stan­dard $530,000 458-Italia model su­per­cars into a trib- ute to what the man fans call ‘‘God’’ re­gards as be­ing the great­est Fer­rari of all.

The 512 Ber­linetta Boxer, of which Clap­ton has owned three, has been out of pro­duc­tion for decades.

But re-cre­at­ing it is no bar­rier at all when you hap­pen to be one of the four or five su­per-rich in the world

A lot of pa­tience and about $5 mil­lion

who each year buys a one­off Fer­rari su­per­car.

Fer­rari Australia spokesman Ed­ward Rowe said the ul­tra lux­ury brand’s Port­fo­lio pro­gram al­lows cus­tomers to ‘‘de­sign and de­velop their own unique pro­duc­tion car’’.

‘‘That can en­tail sub­tle al­ter­ations of an ex­ist­ing model through to recre­ations of clas­sic sports cars into mod­ern road cars.

‘‘Fer­rari will build one that meets all le­gal road re­quire­ments with a pro­duc­tion run of one of yours.

‘‘Clap­ton’s is ob­vi­ously an homage to his favourite Fer­rari but with mod­ern per­for­mance and com­fort.’’

Gui­tarist Eric Clap­ton has spent $4.7 mil­lion on his trib­ute Fer­rari

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