Ferrari’s ‘F40-inspired’ SP38. The latest creation of Ferrari’s One-Off Programme is the SP38. Based on the 488 GTB, it’s a unique, bespoke design made for a client with a racing passion, so it’s targeted at both road and track use. The all-new bodywork looks very different to the 488 GTB’s, drawing inspiration from the F40. In particular, the carbonfibre rear end has shut-lines that recall the F40’s, while the rear spoiler hints at the F40’s famous wing.
Other touches are unique to the SP38, such as the triple transverse slats across the engine cover. There’s a tapered nose and special inset headlights with daytime running lights, while the 488 GTB’s side air scoops are completely hidden. The slim front bumper lip is reminiscent of the 308 GTB’s, says Ferrari, while the cabin has a full ‘Tailor Made’ treatment. The SP38 is painted in a unique three-layer metallic red.
Having been unveiled at Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit, where it was put through its paces in a series of hot laps, the SP38 debuted in front of the public at the recent Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. Here it won the Concept Car/Prototypes Design category award, as voted for by members of the visiting public.
“We’ve seen cars like this before, such as Clapton’s SP12, and this is Ferrari’s latest bespoke rendition”
TECHNICAL DATA FILE SPECIFICATIONS 2019 Ferrari SP38 Deborah
Engine Petrol V8, 3902cc
Max Power 661bhp @ 6500rpm / DIN nett
Max Torque 561lb ft @ 3000rpm (in seventh gear) / DIN nett
Weight c1475kg (est)
Power-to-weight c455bhp/ton (est)
0-62mph 3.0sec (claimed)
Top speed 205mph+ (claimed)
Basic price in USA $3.9million (est)
On sale in USA 2019