Ferrari SP-8 One-Off Roadster Unveiled: A Masterpiece of Italian Design and Engineering
Ferrari has revealed a new special project car, the SP-8, which is based on the F8 Tributo and F8 Spider models. The SP-8 is a unique roofless roadster that pays tribute to the 3.9-litre V8 engine that has won the International Engine of the Year award four times.
The SP-8 has a distinctive design that differs from the F8 models in several ways. The rear section of the car is split into two parts, with a carbonfibre and glass upper deck and a silver-painted lower area that extends to the engine cover. The front end is also made of carbonfibre and features a wider grille and thinner headlights than the F8 models, improving the airflow to the front radiators and giving the car a more aggressive look.
The SP-8 also has some references to other Ferrari models, both past and present. The rear lights are derived from those on the Roma grand tourer, while the five-spoke wheels are inspired by those of the F40. The interior has a modified centre console with the same gear selector as the SF90 and 296 GTB.
The SP-8 was commissioned by a client from Taiwan, where the number 8 is considered to be very lucky. The car was displayed at the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at the Mugello circuit in northern Italy on 24 October. It will then be exhibited at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello until March 2024.