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Regarded as one of the greatest musicians and one of the greatest Ferrari fans of all time, Eric Clapton has owned a number of the iconic Italian supercars including the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, Ferrari Enzo, and the 599 Fiorano.
Looking for his next Ferrari to have all the performance and technical marvel of a new Ferrari combined with a more classic wedge-shaped design of the 1980′s, Eric Clapton ordered from Ferrari a 458 Italia with a striking classic Ferrari 512BB inspired exterior.
Called the Ferrari SP12 EPC (Special Project 12 Eric Patrick Clapton), Eric Clapton initially requested that his bespoke Ferrari to be fitted with a V12 engine from a Ferrari 599. Unfortunately, the task proved to be too much to ask and the car maintained the V8 from the 458 Italia instead.
As with all one-off machines for private collectors, details of this wonderful creation are limited and while Ferrari was more than happy to confirm production of the Ferrari Superamerica 45 and the P540 Superfast Aperta, the company remains particularly tight-lipped and hasn’t even confirmed that Clapton had ever requested the vehicle.
GALLERY: Ferrari SP12 EPC
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