This is the latest addition to Ferrari’s One-Off series the, behold the Ferrari SP51, a bespoke car based on the 812 chassis and handcrafted to the specifications of a client who was involved every step of the way. Designed by the Flavio Manzoni-headed Ferrari Styling Centre, the SP51 is a front-engined V12 spider based on V12 powered 812 GTS platform from which it inherits its layout, chassis and engine.
The absence of a roof makes it an authentic roadster in every respect. The SP51’s aerodynamics required meticulous honing in a process involving CFD simulations, wind tunnel and dynamic testing to guarantee not just the ultimate in comfort in the cabin, but also the same standard of acoustic comfort and wind feel as the car that inspired it.
Carbon-fibre is used both on the exterior and in the cabin. The new and specially formulated Rosso Passionale is applied using a three-layer paintwork process. The blue and white livery is inspired by a legendary 1955 Ferrari 410 S which not only runs the length of the car, but is also referenced in the interior.
The special finish for the door panels, the lower section of the dashboard and the sides of the seats, comprising a blue Kvadrat insert with white cross-stitching, also picks up the livery.
Glossy carbon-fibre trim has been extensively used throughout the interior where it pairs very harmoniously with the Nero Momo Opaco elements. This stylishly elegant and authoritative look is further enhanced by several white embroidered details (including the Prancing Horse and car logo, also found on the lower rim of the steering wheel).
The Ferrari One-Off, SP51, was designed for a longstanding Taiwan-based client who is also one of Ferrari’s leading collectors.