Eric Clapton's one-off Ferrari: official photos

You may remember that, a couple of months back, we brought you the story of Eric Clapton's very special one-off Ferrari 458-based homage to the 512BB.

Well, now we have the official lowdown on the car - the SP12 EC - along with these photos.As we previously reported, it is indeed a 458-based creation intended to pay tribute to the 512BB, of which Clapton has owned three examples over the years.

Sadly, the original car's flat 12 could not be reproduced in the new car, which sticks to the 4.5-litre V8 from the 458, but even rock superstars can't have everything, we suppose...

Curiously the SP12 EC, which was designed by the Centro Stile Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina and engineers from Maranello, is described by Ferrari's press material as a "homage to Clapton's career and his long-lasting experience as a Ferrari owner". Quite why or how, we're not sure, but we're glad it exists.

It's just a shame that, because it's part of Ferrari's 'One-Off Programme', they won't be making any more of them...

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  • Burnham 28 May 2012

    I really like that, perfect retro-modern blend.

  • Podie 28 May 2012

    Burnham said:
    I really like that, perfect retro-modern blend.

  • C2james 28 May 2012

    i think its quite cool. smile

  • Gary C 28 May 2012

    Slightly ungainly...

    Just like the 512BB, nice one smile

  • AA355 28 May 2012

    I like it too. I think they could have done something with the alloys though. Too tame compared to the rest of the car as they are just 458 sport alloys which are an option on the normal 458. Love the lines and the colous choice.

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