Ferrari recently revealed their latest project, dubbed the SP38, which is a one-off based on the 488 GTB that uses its chassis and running gear. This model was ordered from them by one of their most dedicated customers. This customer has allegedly already received the keys to the supercar at the Fiorano track, and the car was put through its paces just after its reveal.
Without a surprise, the car’s design comes from the Ferrari Design Center and reflects the vision of the customer, an enthusiast who has a real passion for racing. The result? A gorgeous supercar that expresses all the beauty and innovation inherent in Ferrari’s road cars - the car is equally as good on the road and on the track. As for the design, it gets most of its inspiration from the iconic F40, from which the three layer metallic red paint also draws impulse. This paint job marks a radical departure from the language aesthetic of the donor car. It also has a twin turbo, twin intercooler set-up.
When you give the front end a closer look, you will notice that it has a pair of unusual headlights, which were especially designed for the SP38. The mandatory daytime running lights have also been moved to the front bumper to allow for an extremely thin headlights form. As a result, this adds more character to the car.
According to the Italian automaker, the visual mass of the on-off supercar looks like it is concentrated over the rear wheels, when being compared to the standard 488 chassis, thanks to the front revisions. Overall, the strongly tapered nose expands towards muscular wheel arches, making the car more potent and agile. The effect of the wheel arches make everything more dramatic, as it reinforces the importance of the rear volume, while maintaining the air flow to the intercoolers at the base of the windows.
When moving to the side profile, you’ll notice the more dynamic appearance that extends from the engine cover, which no longer features a glass area. Now, it is replaced by a much more dramatically shaped panel with three transversal slats channeling the heat of the biturbo engine. It also has a “substantial” rear spoiler which they probably got from the F40 as well.
As of now, Ferrari decided that they will not share interior photos of this model, but describes it to have a “full Tailor Made cabin trim”, which completes the finishing touches of the one-off vehicle. This makes it truly personalised for the owner.
For those who would like to see the SP38 in person, the said model will be displayed publicly for the first time at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.