Ferrari P80/C and Ferrari SP3JC to make world debuts at Festival of Speed
With the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard less than two weeks away, Ferrari has announced that two very special one-off cars will be making their world debuts in front of the Goodwood crowds: the P80/C and the SP3JC.
Ferrari dubs the P80/C as its “most extreme one-off design ever”, and it’s clear to see why. Built for a longstanding Ferrari collector, the track-only P80/C is constructed almost entirely out of carbon-fibre and has taken Ferrari four years to build. Although based on the 488 GT3 racer the P80/C doesn’t need to follow a particular set of regulations, so it can produce as much power and downforce as Ferrari want it to (although the company hasn’t revealed any figures for the 3.9-litre, twin-turbo V8).
The SP3JC, on the other hand, is built on the chassis and running gear of the F12tdf. Supposedly the “maximum expression of open-air motoring”, Ferrari took inspiration from V12 spiders from the 1950s and ‘60s, cars like the 212 Export or 250 GT Cabriolet. It’s an incredible looking machine and, with no roof and a 6.3-litre, 769bhp V12 under the glass-panelled bonnet, we’d be willing to bet it’ll sound quite spectacular at full chat.
Ferrari will also be bringing the Monza SP2, another one-off special first revealed at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018. It has the same 798bhp, 6.5-litre V12 engine as the 812 Superfast but, crucially, no windscreen, instead employing a patented ‘Virtual Wind Shield’ to direct as much air as possible over the driver and passenger’s heads.
All three cars will be taking to the Hillclimb as part of the Michelin Supercar Run, lining up alongside the 488 Pista, 812 Superfast, FXX K Evo, GTC4 Lusso and Portofino. If you’re a fan of the Prancing Horse, it’s a line-up that can’t be missed.