The Ferrari Omologata is a one‑off rarer than the 250 GTO
The latest slice of forbidden Ferrari fruit has been revealed. Meet the Ferrari Omologata, an 812 Superfast-based one-off that pays tribute to the hand-beaten Ferrari GT racing greats of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Its lucky owner, a ‘discerning European client’ began the process of conceptualising the car with Ferrari two years ago. It’s actually the latest of ten one-off coachbuilt commissions Ferrari has yet based on its inimitable front-engined V12 platform, with the first being the P540 Superfast Aperta in 2009.
To create the Omologata, it’s claimed that “designers unlocked every possible area of freedom from the underlying package of the 812 Superfast”. Only the windscreen and headlights remain of the 812, meaning that the Omologata is entirely new in terms of bodywork. The goal was a pure timeless look, more about curves and proportions, than air management and downforce.
At first glance, the first thing that strikes us is those engine snorkels next to the lights and the simple oval grille aperture – pure 250 GTO beauty. Tapering from the roof down to the distinctive ducktail are louvres ordinarily the preserve of mid-engined machinery. At the rear, single light units make a comeback, aping the 275 GTB. This is a very deliberately classically beautiful Ferrari.
“The trickiest aspect was striking the ideal balance between expressiveness and restraint: the Omologata had to ooze street presence whilst maintaining a very pure formal language”. Sounds much more ‘Targa Florio’ than ‘Yas Marina’ to us. On the inside, metal parts found on the dash and steering wheel come in the same crackled finish associated with the marque’s famous engine detailing, and its classic GTs. The electric blue seats are finished in leather and Jeans Aunde fabric and come with a four-point harness. The blue contrast with the Rosso Magma exterior reminds us of the 1956 Tour de France-winning 250 GT. Every inch of this car is a love letter to that magical era. As for the ‘7’ on the outside? When we think Ferrari and 7, we can only think of 250 SWB and Stirling Moss.
Of course, below the simplified and svelte ‘60s aesthetic lies the beating V12 heart of a thoroughly modern monster. What Il Commendatore wouldn’t have given for the 812’s 800PS (588kW) 6.5-litre naturally-aspirated V12 in his unlimited sports prototypes. The Omologata is barring few, the most capable, most powerful and in this case, certainly the rarest continent-crosser in the world. We’re only a little bit jealous.
Obviously, there’s the big question of how much it costs. We suspect this was a ‘we’ll send the bill when we’re done’ situation. For reference, The Monza SP1 and SP2 limited-series speedsters set their lucky owners back seven figures. For a one-off? There’s no telling.