Ferrari SP12 (custom 458 Italia)

Gifted guitarist and avid Ferrari fan Eric Clapton have requested Ferrari to build him a one-off special-edition based on the Ferrari 458 Italia. Now a video has popped-up on YouTube showing the Ferrari SP12 (custom 458 Italia) hanging out at the HR Owen showroom in London, which is believed to have been commissioned by Clapton.

 

According to YouTube user Shmee150

“This is the new Ferrari SP12, a Special Project creation built for Eric Clapton for a cost of £3m over a period of 2 years. The car is based on the framework and engine of the Ferrari 458 Italia but features numerous design changes to tweak it back to an appearance of Ferraris of old including the 512 Boxer and the headlights from the Enzo. The car had originally planned to be a 12-cylinder version but clearly this was too much to ask and as such it seems to run the V8 and controls of the normal car.”

We’re starting to wonder how many one-off models Ferrari and other supercar manufacturers built that we never get to see.

 

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See the video of Ferrari SP12 (custom 458 Italia) –