You'd expect someone with a nickname like "hotshoe" or "leadfoot" to be behind the wheel of a Ferrari. "Slowhand" less so, but that's the nickname of one Eric Clapton, who in addition to being one of the most highly acclaimed rock and blues guitarists of all time also happens to be a huge nut for the Prancing Horse marque. In fact, Clapton is understood to have swung by Maranello a couple of years back, where he presumably got the reddest of red carpet treatments while placing an order for a custom Ferrari.

That unique one-off, called the SP12 EPC has been dropping on and off of our radar, with some grainy snapshots a couple of weeks ago and some hasty video footage of the custom creation leaving a dealership in the UK a few days thereafter. But if those didn't provide clear enough a picture for you, a batch of alleged patent renderings have now surfaced showing every line of the car's bespoke shape. Check it out in the gallery for a closer look.


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      lorenzo
      • 2 Years Ago
      There goes my plans to rebody my Fiero.....
      LOLO
      • 2 Years Ago
      kk lets get off erics nuts now. times up
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        Badfish941
        • 2 Years Ago
        Whatever you think about the 512 looks, I guarantee a 1 off version of a 358 will we worth 5x what he paid for it in 50 years time
      stclair5211
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why not post the real pics? They have been online forever. Nobody cares about line drawings autoblog! Your readers are morons. Give them pretty pictures.
      redman12
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would say 20-30 years from now when Eric Clapton is no longer around. Ferrari would make a limited batch of this car and sell them for ridiculous price. Just a theory..
      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm still waiting for confirmation that there is actually a V12 wedged in there as speculated some weeks ago
      thecomedian
      • 2 Years Ago
      I prefer the 458 :\ The rear looks decent though.
        alexkoolur
        • 2 Years Ago
        @thecomedian
        You miss the point, any fool with $ can buy a 458, ferrari will only do this for special clientele , so at the country , in the world, with hundreds, thousands, of 458s around, there is only 1 of these , that's the point
      Drew
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh, indeed. This topic bores me. Let's discuss the new Lincoln MKZ.
      Daryl
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ferrari puts so much time and effort into designing the body to be aerodynamic and efficient, creating downforce and making it the complete car it is, seems kind of odd to me to throw that out the window in favor of a style that reminds you of something from 20 years ago. However if it does have a flat 12 engine in it, then it is a different car altogether and perhaps something truly unique from Ferrari.
        alexkoolur
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Daryl
        Because I'm sure Clapton was concerned with the drag coefficient.
          stclair5211
          • 2 Years Ago
          @alexkoolur
          Clapton could have sent four Africans to college for what he paid for this. Clapton was only concerned with himself.
      Rob Cook
      • 2 Years Ago
      The front 3/4 view line drawing makes it look like the front half of a Jaguar XJ220.
      Badfish941
      • 2 Years Ago
      Does the fact that it is named the SP '''12''' EPC confirm that it actually has a 12clyinder in it??? either way I love this car
        Mike2012m
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Badfish941
        Original plan was for a V12....it's got a V8 from the 458 Italia.
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