Pop art Ferrari is oddly happy
‘‘makes an important and individual styling statement and represents the outcome of more than two years of intense work, with close involvement from the client throughout the process’’.
Which basically means ‘‘Hey, this wasn’t OUR doing...’’
To be fair though, if you are going to have a one-off Ferrari, it may as well be one that stands out, and the SP3JC certainly does that. Ferrari blames, sorry, says the client’s passion for Pop Art is reflected in the strong graphics, and the unique combination of the Azzurro Met (blue) and Giallo Modena (yellow) livery over the main Bianco Italia (white) colour scheme ‘‘underlines the car’s sensual volumes’’.
But here’s the cool bit – there are split glass inserts on the bonnet to show off the 6.3-litre V12 engine that produces a healthy
574kW of power and 700Nm of torque.
More cars with spectacular engines should have glass bonnet inserts.
Aside from whipping off the roof, pretty much every exterior panel is different from the donor
F12tdf, as is the interior, with the seats trimmed in blue leather with a white insert.
The blue leather extends to the lower dashboard and the colour is picked up in the contrasting stitching to the rest of the interior trim.
OK, so it’s borderline tasteless and way over-the-top, but we can’t help but be charmed by its big, goofy, happy face and cartoonish paint job, and its unashamed tribute to classic Ferrari roadsters is equally delightful.
Only the anonymous owner knows the significance of the 3 but at least the car seems happy with it.
The SP3JC is pure Speed Racer meets Mille Miglia. We want to hate it, but can’t quite bring ourselves to...
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The pop artinspired livery makes the Ferrari SP3JC truly original. Well, that and chopping the roof off.