Ferrari reveals custom creation for one lucky owner
Wednesday 30th September, 2020 - 8:30am
These days buying a supercar isn’t really enough. In a world where sales for brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren are higher than ever, discerning customers want something unique.
Enter Ferrari and its ability create one-of-a-kind cars like this, the stunning Ferrari Omologata.
While based on the same underpinnings as the 812 Superfast, the owner commissioned Ferrari to make it even more special by completely redesigning the body. Only the windscreen and the headlights are carried over from the 812, with every other panel changed in order to honour the brand’s iconic GT racing cars of the 1950 and 60s, including the 250 GTO and 275 GTB.
Ferrari has produced several of these one-off vehicles through its special projects division, but most have been based on their mid-engine, V8-powered models. Musician Eric Clapton famously had a 458 restyled to hark back to the 512 BB of the 1980s, while in 2019 an owner had a 488 GT3 racer turned into the stunning P80/C.
But the Omologata is the 10th V12 model to be given a makeover by the special projects team. Every aspect of the car’s new design was studied in detail in order to find the “ideal balance between expressiveness and restraint: the Omologata had to ooze street presence whilst maintaining a very pure formal language,” according to the company’s statement.
Even the paint – Rosso Magma – a three-layer red that sits over the carbon fibre bodywork, was developed just for this car.
Inside the car carries on the racing theme with “cracked paint” effect on the metal trim components, while the seats are trimmed in electric blue leather and Jeans Aunde fabric. And even though it has been designed for road use, the car comes with four-point racing harnesses to further accent the motosport tribute.
Ferrari hasn’t revealed any technical details, but the standard 812 Superfast packs a 588kW punch from its 6.5-litre V12 so that should be more-than-adequate if the owner has opted to just stick to aesthetic changes.