• Aug 3, 2008

The automotive web lit up this weekend with speculation over a mysterious Ferrari photographed running development laps around the Fiorano test track.. While some suggest this could be the successor to either the F430 or the Enzo, observers were confused by the complete lack of any apparent effort to disguise the car's bodywork. The latest reports now indicate that the vehicle in question is a one-off rebodied F430 custom made by Italian design house Fioravanti for what must be an incredibly wealthy customer.

The emergence of the purported Fioravanti F430 follows similar creations from Pininfarina, Giugiaro and Zagato (and reportedly soon from Touring) as well as the announcement of Ferrari's program to offer discerning (and financially unlimited) clients with custom models. The criteria call for leaving certain elements – including the crash structures and the running gear – intact, but apart from that it's open season. The Fioravanti take on the F430 includes a mildly re-sculpted front end, a heavily-modified rear section and an extensive remolding of many body panels in lightweight (and costly) carbon fiber. The vehicle looks about ready for delivery, so we hope we might get a chance for an up-close view at the upcoming Paris show in October.

[Sources: Italiaspeed and Autoblog.nl]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      It took me a while to figure out where Ferrari got the front end from the 360/430 - the Oldsmobile Aurora.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To me it just looks like it's been stretched out...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know why, but these cars just don't appeal to me anymore. To me, it doesn't matter what cars have inside of them. You eventually get where you need to go.

      I mean come on.....

      Just an opinion.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i think you've got the wrong forum then lol
        • 6 Years Ago
        My bad. I meant "it doesn't matter what THESE cars have inside of them".

        I mean they're still just plain ol' Ferraris to me.
        • 6 Years Ago
        also i should have said blog not forum, going mad in my old age
      • 6 Years Ago
      To me the frontend and rearend just don't seem to go together, but overall it's a nice car. It does seem odd to pick the F430 as the base for a custom Ferrari instead of an Enzo or FXX, but I can imagine this isn't the owners first, tenth or hundredth Ferrari. Now somebody needs to take a Veyron and give it the carbon fiber treatment to see what a sub-3000lb version could do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The air ducts are pretty big for V8, reminds me of air ducts of a Lambo, I wonder if there is a different engine stuffed in the back, and the front intakes for the radiators seems alot bigger. But, I am sure Ferrari will build any car for you with the right amount of money. MMMM, Maybe I should Save up for a old school F40 with the Enzo engine in it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not too fond of that intake on the side, or the line on the side. Can't wait to see some of Ferrari's offerings to wealthier customers though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it's distinctive and pretty sharp looking, but the changes to the front and sides are probably going to result in a lot of lift at high speed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't quite like it, but hey I can't afford either. So I guess my opinion don't matter.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This is the most honest post I've read on autoblog.
      • 6 Years Ago
      is that one of those chinese copied ferrari-wanabes?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not pretty.

      By the way you just ruined the million hours Ferrari spent in the wind tunnel for designing the F430.

      No, still not pretty.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I say, all of you haters should keep your jealous snark remarks to yourself unless you can afford to have one customized, let alone have one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And you should keep your retorts to yourself unless you can afford to have one customized, as well? :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      To me it just looks like it's been streched out...
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