RE: One-off 780hp Ferrari SP3JC based on F12tdf

RE: One-off 780hp Ferrari SP3JC based on F12tdf

Wednesday 28th November 2018

One-off 780hp Ferrari SP3JC based on F12tdf

Ferrari Styling Centre commission is the 'maximum expression of open-air motoring'



Ever wondered what it would be like to open the canopy on a fighter jet? Funny you should ask, because Ferrari has pulled the wraps off a new bespoke creation called the SP3JC, a one-off roadster that's based on its 780hp F12tdf. Produced for a longstanding Ferrari customer, the right-hand drive car is the UK's only drop-top F12 and the first in the world to combine the chassis and running gear of the tdf with a roadster body.

Ferrari says the model - which has a 60hp advantage over Ferrari's most potent series production drop-top, the 488 Pista - harks back to its V12-engined spiders of the 1950s and '60s, so it gets a redesigned front with softer features and a back end sporting a flat-rear section that extends out from the rollover protection. For good measure, it throws in Corvette-style portholes in the bonnet to show off the 6.2-litre V12 beneath.


The car's white and blue colour scheme is said to take its influence from the customer's love for Pop Art, while its livery and numbers link the car with Ferrari's motor racing heritage. Inside, the seats are trimmed in blue leather with a white insert and contrasting stitching to match the exterior, although elsewhere it retains the F12tdf's driver-focused cabin.

Ferrari will have also strengthened the F12's aluminium structure, likely using the same methods it did to produce other special F12-based drop tops, such as the 10-run F60 America which was produced as a celebration of the company's 60th year in North America. With no announced performance figures, however, we can only assume the SP3JC will have a 0-62mph time of around 2.9 seconds like the regular car and top speed over 200mph. Like we said: jet fighter.




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Veeayt

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2,823 posts

150 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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I don't know whether to hate or love that colour scheme. Feels more like the former for me. Probably it's client's desire

Muzzer79

2,841 posts

132 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Talacrest is clearly having a good year smile

MrC986

2,399 posts

136 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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The design of the rear end is interesting. My OCD would have me taking the door numbers off and putting them in the middle of the doors. I hope the car is driven rather than being hidden in a collection.

Parabola

1,743 posts

142 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Looks like a pregnancy testing kit

Gameface

9,686 posts

22 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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With a free reign and an open cheque book, that's the best they can come up with?

sleepera6

4,739 posts

42 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Hideous. I’ll take a normal F12tdf

0a

21,431 posts

139 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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The viagra special.

Pericoloso

40,351 posts

108 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Not sure the retro paint job suits but apart from that I love it.

ReaperCushions

3,710 posts

129 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Now if someone wouldn't mind photoshopping that with a TDF blue exterior and a Tan inside, it would be much appreciated.

moneymakestheworldgoaround

3,873 posts

120 months

Wednesday 28th November 2018
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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
Why running gear?

Never will be used. Ever
The owner does seem to drive all of this cars...

cookie1600

1,263 posts

106 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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The only way this could be described in a sentence with 'drop top' is if the owner did indeed drop the roof panel while manually removing it, as it looks to me to be a targa top.

Is this what money-no-object buys these days? Could try harder.

subirg

584 posts

221 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Having seen a good few Ferrari one offs, at least one thing is clear. They always look worse than the regular production cars...

Muzzer79

2,841 posts

132 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
Why running gear?

Never will be used. Ever
There's footage on Instagram of the owner taking it around Fiorano when he collected it from the factory.

CAMELZED

25 posts

119 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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For Eric Clapton's collection maybe ?

CAMELZED

25 posts

119 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Second thoughts. SP3JC. JC?

simonrockman

5,801 posts

200 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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No I don't think Corbyn does Ferraris

SturdyHSV

6,438 posts

112 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Owner really likes the Corvette, but badge isn't exclusive enough, gets this made instead? scratchchin

will_

5,729 posts

148 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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CAMELZED said:
For Eric Clapton's collection maybe ?
It was commissioned by John Collins of Talacrest

Dr S

4,333 posts

171 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Gorgeous! JC=Jeremy Clarkson?

Blackpuddin

9,257 posts

150 months

Thursday 29th November 2018
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Grim.