The very first special project vehicle made by Ferrari, the SP1 made its North American debut at Concorso Italiano today, one of the lead-up events to Sunday’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Owned by Junichiro Hiramatsu of Japan, the SP1 features custom bodywork by Leonardo Fioravanti, who’s past works for Ferrari include the Dino, Daytona, P5, P6, 512 Berlinetta Boxer, 365 GT4 2+2, the 308 GTB and the 288 GTO. The SP1 was built under the auspices of Ferrari, and is fully sanctioned by the company.
Based on the Ferrari F430, the SP1, which stands for Special Project 1, gets a new body with retro styling, while the underlying mechanicals remain the same – including the 490-hp 4.3-liter V8 engine.
We can’t say we’re overly fond of this look and much prefer the 430’s shape. Tell us what you think by leaving a comment.