RE: Ferrari P80/C revealed as most extreme one-off

RE: Ferrari P80/C revealed as most extreme one-off

Monday 25th March

'Most extreme' one-off Ferrari P80/C revealed

488 GT3-based track car took four years to develop and is influenced by the brand's vintage racers



Ferrari has pulled the covers of a new 488 GT3-based track model that it claims is the most extreme one-off car produced in Maranello. The P80/C, which is also the first race-spec Ferrari to be enhanced in this way, uses the longer wheelbase competition 488 at its core, but wears a completely bespoke exterior that takes influence from the classic designs of the 330 P3/P4 and Dino 206 S racers.

The car was produced after a four-year consultation with a wealthy Ferrari collector, making it the longest running project of this type for the brand. In that time aerodynamicists have given the P80/C a low-set nose with openings in its middle, a wraparound windscreen and an extended rear deck. With no category regulations to worry about, the changes have helped improve aerodynamic efficiency by five per cent over the ‘regular’ 488 GT3.


This aero boost is joined by a bump in performance from the engine. No longer strangled by Balance of Power restrictors, the 3.9-litre V8 is force fed air by its twin turbochargers and breathes through a race exhaust system unimpeded. While no power output has been provided, expect the road car’s 670hp output to be comfortably dwarfed. Drive is sent through a motorsport sequential gearbox and transmitted to the asphalt via slick rubber, which should make the P80/C a serious piece of kit on the race track. Or the most capable thing in the collection.

Inside, there have been few changes from the paired-back 488 GT3’s cabin because, to be frank, there’s not much more you can pull out of a racing car. The P80/C gets more carbon panels inside and different fabric for the seats, but these have no effect on the car’s overall weight. That number’s not been disclosed, by the way, but we know the 488 GT3 tips the scales at 1,260kg, so with about 700hp this one-off would produce a rather healthy 556hp per tonne.

The cost? Ferrari never reveals the prices of its client cars, but as a bespoke, one-off model that took four years to develop, we’d hedge that it amounts to something deep into the millions of pounds. Eric Clapton’s SP-12, for example, reportedly cost him a cool $5 million. So, what do you think? Worth it?

 








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RacerMike

Original Poster:

2,204 posts

151 months

Monday 25th March
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Can’t say I’m really feeling it. Looks a bit like it could be a new Chinese electric supercar, and the big intakes behind the windows make the side profile look ‘melty’.

Wonderman

104 posts

135 months

Monday 25th March
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Needs some prep H for the backend, should be an entertaining ride...

ntiz

602 posts

76 months

Monday 25th March
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Perhaps I am missing something but for a completely redeveloped body a 5% increase in downforce doesn't seem that much for the work put in? Is that considered a lot in the of world high downforce race cars or in this case one off track cars?

Not that it matters its a fabulous toy and im sure the owner is happy with it.

TheLuke

2,070 posts

81 months

Monday 25th March
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"They want a new racecar to drool over?"
"Yeah, the 488 GT3 isnt cutting it anymore"
"But we are too busy trying to work out why Mercedes are thrashing us in F1"
"Well what do you want me to do"
"Remember when we removed the headlights and taillights from the Enzo and called it an FXX"
"Yeah"
"Well do that again"

Roundm

91 posts

58 months

Monday 25th March
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there is a little Pantera GTS about the front I think


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The Leaper

3,229 posts

146 months

Monday 25th March
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To me, this looks visually fab. The pic taken on the track shows it best. Interior looks the business but coping with the steering wheel buttons and controls must be a nightmare!

R.

KPB1973

195 posts

39 months

Monday 25th March
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It has a touch of the Evora about it.

Ares

8,218 posts

60 months

Monday 25th March
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How fantastically bonkers. Oh to have the resource to work with Ferrari for 4yrs to create something truly bespoke. And to have somewhere to run it.

cmoose

44,077 posts

169 months

Monday 25th March
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Perhaps the ultimate in storage facility engineering.

dudleybloke

14,722 posts

126 months

Monday 25th March
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Looks a bit like a Ford GT from the side.

WCZ

6,426 posts

134 months

Monday 25th March
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TheLuke said:
"They want a new racecar to drool over?"
"Yeah, the 488 GT3 isnt cutting it anymore"
"But we are too busy trying to work out why Mercedes are thrashing us in F1"
"Well what do you want me to do"
"Remember when we removed the headlights and taillights from the Enzo and called it an FXX"
"Yeah"
"Well do that again"
it was designed in collaboration with a customer, this is a 1 off car

Mabbs9

373 posts

158 months

Monday 25th March
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I see Pantera and Evora too. I like it except for those side intakes drooping. Good work I say.

fivehitsweak

75 posts

119 months

Monday 25th March
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They painted a Ford GT red? And it took them four years?

chris-w

8 posts

171 months

Monday 25th March
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Has a very Aston Martin Vulcan front end

Zumbruk

4,975 posts

200 months

Monday 25th March
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Mabbs9 said:
I see Pantera and Evora too. I like it except for those side intakes drooping. Good work I say.
With a dash of Corvette and Koenigsegg from some angles.

I'm glad I live on a planet where such things are built, but there are better (automotive) ways to spend the money.


DooM_II

82 posts

72 months

Monday 25th March
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Cool toy for a petrolhead

Kawasicki

5,942 posts

175 months

Monday 25th March
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I bloody love it.

jonny142

857 posts

165 months

Monday 25th March
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This is what i envision the WEC 'Hypercar' class Ferrari to look like if it ever happens ..

Nerdherder

544 posts

37 months

Monday 25th March
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I don’t like its exterior design, but undressed this is severe car porn, so not complaining.


Burwood

11,722 posts

186 months

Monday 25th March
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Roundm said:
there is a little Pantera GTS about the front I think
Agreed-i bloody loved that car.