When one is really, really, rich, one doesn’t simply buy a Ferrari. One buys a specially-commissioned Ferrari that no other soul on Planet Earth is allowed to own.
We’re talking about Maranello’s One-Off programme, which gives jolly well-off people the chance to clad an existing Ferrari product in whatever kind of clothing they desire. The latest is called the SP38, and it’s a bit of a looker, isn’t it?
It’s based on a 488 GTB, and although Ferrari hasn’t confirmed, we’re assuming the oily bits have been left alone. But the bodywork? That’s all-new.
There are various visual nods to the F40 including the engine cover assembly and its spectacular louvres. The “slim bumper lip” is supposed to reference the 308 GTB, meanwhile. From some angles though, we can’t help but be reminded of the 430 Scuderia-based ‘New Stratos’ concept that first emerged in 2010.
The interior has been treated to a “full Tailor Made” finish, although Ferrari hasn’t revealed any images of the cabin. We’re shown plenty of the exterior however, which sports a dashing three-layer metallic red finish.
As is standard procedure for One-Off programme cars, Ferrari hasn’t given any clue as to how much this commissioning cost. But, it’s almost certainly well within “more than you can afford, pal” territory.
It’ll be on display at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy this weekend.