What’s better than ordering a brand-new Ferrari? Ordering a Ferrari off the menu to your exact specifications, including color and upholstery material, that’s what. The latest factory custom Italian supercar from Maranello is a roadster dubbed the Ferrari SP51.
The Ferrari SP51 is a one-off build on an 812 GTS specially ordered by a customer based in Taiwan. This process requires dealing with Ferrari’s Special Projects department and design boss Flavio Manzoni to discuss the design of one’s ultimate dream car. Much like having a tailor measure you for a fitted outfit, the process is very involved. The first step was acquiring a Ferrari 812 GTS as a donor car.
Inspiration for the SP51’s blue and white livery strip comes from the 1955 Ferrari 410 S race car. The car rolls on a set of bespoke wheels and redesigned headlights. Compared to the 812 GTS, the Ferrari SP51 appears more streamlined with softer lines. The hood sports two unique composite-framed air vents out of the windshield. In addition, the car’s structure wears an extensive amount of carbon fiber, some of which is exposed.
The rear of the car features a fastback Targa roofline said to be inspired by Ferrari prototypes from the 1960s. As for the interior, the Ferrari SP51 is dressed in Rosso Passionale Alcantara seat fabric with contrasting blue and white stitching. While the owner of the Ferrari SP51 is unnamed, we can only imagine how stunning this custom Ferrari will look parked in front of a picturesque Taiwanese sunset.
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