Ferrari SP-8 Spider: A one-off creation with no roof
Ferrari has long been recognised for producing rare and exclusive supercars for customers all over the world. Now, its newest creation, the SP-8 Spider, is expected to become a legendary supercar in its own right.
Derived from the breathtaking F8 Spider and designed at the Ferrari Styling Centre under the supervision of automobile designer Flavio Manzoni, the Ferrari SP-8 has been built for a Taiwanese client who wanted a full open-air experience.
First things first. The SP-8 packs the award-winning 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8, but the Italian marque is tight-lipped regarding power outputs and performance. However, the F8, which wields the same engine, pumps out 529kW and 770 Newtons of torque while shuffling through a 7-speed dual-clutch semi-auto gearbox.
Speaking of the special SP-8, it comes with many unique features that make it stand out from the rest of the Ferrari range, but the singular feature that calls for a mention is the lack of a roof as per the client’s request.
Other features include a completely redesigned bodywork that makes use of carbon fibre to create a bi-tone effect that contrasts the black and red shades, new headlights and taillights with special masks and lenses, a 3D aluminium grille, and F40-inspired wheels finished in a matte grey hue.
As for the bodywork, it isn’t just there to improve the appeal of the SP-8; it also enhances the cooling and downforce of the vehicle via the use of features such as the S-Duct, blown spoiler, and underbody vortex generators.
The interior, on the other hand, has been modified to suit the customer’s needs. As such, the centre console has been tweaked to house the F1 gearbox operations, while the interior finish is completed with seats that feature details in laser-etched Navy Blue Alcantara. Ferrari has applied the specially created matte Argento Micalizzato colour on the inside, which pairs brilliantly with the vehicle’s carbon-fibre sections.
Pricing for the SP-8 remains a mystery, but the vehicle will be on display from the 24th of October at the Mugello Circuit until the end of the Finali Mondiali Ferrari 2023.