Ferrari says it spends an average of two years on its unique Special Project cars such as SP48 Unica from the beginning of this year, based on the F8 Tributo. Here’s another one before the year expires, SP51 rides on bones of 812 GTS convertible. A client and collector based in Taiwan had the idea and the funding to make it happen, working with the Ferrari Style Center to create a tailored and premium convertible roadster, as well as historic Ferrari roadsters. The reshaped front is black, carbon fiber inserted below the smaller headlights. Another large piece of exposed carbon fiber flakes beneath the windshield reaches up to the roof vents, creating the central frame of the hood. Along the flanks, the 812’s intricate sculpture is diverted, the scalloped sides gently rising up the center of the door then tapering towards the rear wheel. On top of that, a pair of flying boot-like rubbers help shape the dark lines of the cabin rear air intakes. A carbon fiber spoiler runs across the car above the apron, hiding the roll rings.
The custom rims are set by carbon fiber wing contours on the front fenders. At the rear, four taillights peek out from below the deck spoiler and above the deep, multi-layered diffuser. Ferrari says it took a lot of “CFD simulations, wind tunnels and dynamics testing” to instill “optimal comfort in the cabin, but also the same standard of acoustic and sensory comfort”. wind like the car that inspired it.”
That color The exterior and interior look is Rosso Passionale, a custom color applied in three layers. Blue and white stripes run down the body and throughout the cabin to celebrate the blue and white colorway inspired by the 1955 Ferrari 410 S, an early race car powered by a 5.0-liter V12 engine. A 410 S with chassis number 0592CM showing that paint scheme, racers driven by Carroll Shelby to win in Palm Springs the year it was delivered to owner Tony Parravano.
The cabin continues the blue and red theme, with the Rosso Passionale offset by blue stripes and white diagonal stitching on the lower dashboard, seats, center tunnel and doors. It can’t be bought so the price doesn’t matter, leaving the only real question: Do you have this, or the Ferrari Special Projects roadster from 2014, F12 TRS?