Ferrari has been known to produce one-off vehicles for customers, most notably the F430-based SP1 created for a wealthy Japanese collector in 2008 as well as the P540 Superfast Aperta created on the 599 FTB Fiorano platform in 2009.

Now, if the Ferrari afficianados over on FerrariChat.com are correct, Ferrari Special Projects program has built a third vehicle, this time for musician Eric Clapton, who is known to be a passionate Ferrari collector.

The car looks to be based on the 458 Italia and has distinct styling references to the 12-cylinder Ferrari 512 BB built in the late 1970s and early 1980s with a large lower grille, hood slats and flying buttresses at the rear. Judging from the photos, the interior appears to be relatively unchanged from the 458 Italia, and the mid-mounted 4.5-liter V8 is likely still in place as well.

We will try and find out more details about this special Ferrari, but until then, check out the photos of the car in the gallery above.


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      genxplayer411
      • 2 Years Ago
      clapton did order a v-12 italia a while ago and this is that car. he obviously had them change the styling of the car, but aside from the engine, its an italia.
      eleven
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did he lift the headlights off his Enzo? They look awfully similar.
      zrosum
      • 2 Years Ago
      I really like it when someone with great wealth can do stuff like this...
      nickms3
      • 2 Years Ago
      You know you've made it when you can have Ferrari make you a custom car. I want one.
      butchinfl
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Clapton doesn't deserve a one-off ferrari who does?
      wafflesnfalafel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Interesting - very 512 BB-esque. Even has that kinda goofy two tone paint scheme. Clapton musta said "I want a 512, but I want to be able to drive it and have all the new bells and whistles. And I have more money than Simon Fuller."
      loknlode51
      • 2 Years Ago
      clapton is not only a great guitarist and singer song writer, but he also has good taste in cars. he is reaping the rewards of his labors. good for him. he has always seemed to me to be a classy guy.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice, has the 512 and Dino styling on the outside.
      IS-F Hegemony
      • 2 Years Ago
      If they'll make me a targa version, I'll grow a mustache and get my private investigator's license.
      Mike McDonald
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would the 4.5 V8 still be in place if Clapton specifically asked for a V12?
      ernie mccracken
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks slightly less ugly than the regular 458.
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