• Nov 11, 2008

You remember that mystery Ferrari prototype that was spied at Fiorano back in August? After initial speculation settled down, the prevailing wisdom suggested that the car in question was a one-off coachbuilt creation designed by former Pininfarina (and now independent) stylist Fioravanti for one wealthy customer. In the second issue of Ferrari's official magazine, the reports were confirmed. We're still trying to get a hold of those images for you, but in the meantime the report has hit the internet.

Called the SP1 (for Sport Prototype 1), the Fioravanti-designed special was built for prominent Ferrari collector and Japanese business executive Junichiro Hiramatsu and forms the first product of Maranello's new Portfolio program. The initiative gives the extremely wealthy the opportunity to collaborate with various Italian design houses (including Fioravanti, Pininfarina and Zagato) with full factory support to commission custom creations. The unique vehicles can be based on the Enzo, F430 or 612 (the 599 and new California remaining, for the time being, outside the program), and need to retain certain structural requirements and ultimately meet Ferrari's measure of taste, but beyond that, the sky's the limit. The sky, and your bank account, of course.

[Source: AutoWeek.nl]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      extraordinary .... who doesn't love ferrari ? i may shoot his freaky a***
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it. idk what everyone else is talkin 'bout
      • 6 Years Ago
      beauty is in the eyes of the beholder as the saying goes!
      • 6 Years Ago
      For the low, low price of $5,000,000+, you too can make your Ferrari look like a kit car.
        Philometalist
        • 6 Years Ago
        The design is definitely LAMBOFIED but I agree with Temple, the new California is just a sad rehash of a Jaguar XK8. At least this has a hint of innovation.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Oh jeez one grainy picture with bunch of people standing in front and you guys are already bashing it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed, where as the glickenhaus enzo looks fantastic this looks like utter trash, though this is post california, so apparently the new design language at ferrari is tacky and cheap. Maybe they should visit their museum for some inspiration.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Fioravanti has gone downhill from days they did the Dino, Daytona, etc.

        However, its much more original and daring then the California which looks like something Toyota would make.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know why but the front immediately reminded me of an Saturn Ion Redline for some reason.

      http://thewallpapers.narod.ru/archive11/free-desktop-wallpaper-1024x768-Saturn-Ion-Red-Line-1024x768-01.jpg

      Either way, it's not hideous, but definitely not attractive. I'm anti front overhangs. I think it makes the car look like it's moving backwards. The F430 front overhangs were already long enough, this one just looks... wrong.
      • 6 Years Ago
      my bad; Sunfire drawings.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pontiac called, they want their Firebird drawings back.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who thinks that this car shows how uncreative the F430 really was?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm just being thankful that the F430 didn't resemble a Fierrari with hints of Japanese anime robots mixed in.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A Ferrari should be build with no purpose, other than inspire others to have one. This one just like the California fail to do this for me. in a way this is ok, since the California is a purpose build car, and the p1 is design to please a rich guy with no taste.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the front overhang is much longer than it needs to be.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you saw nothing but the front wheel forward you'd think it was a lambo. The guy has no taste, tons of money but no taste.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who really likes this coachbuild?
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