Ferrari has revealed the latest addition to its Special Project series. Meet the SP48 Unica, based on the platform of the F8 Tributo. This one-off ‘coach built’ car, per the remit of the SP series, is an exercise in design vision and innovation.
It’s certainly a stunning thing and genuinely not quite like anything we’ve seen before – look at that porous muzzle. The dart-like nose with its punctures for air inlets was designed and realised using 3D printing and additive manufacturing, allowing the hewn-from-solid final look. There is a seamlessness to it, with the entire front clip very obviously a single uninterrupted piece.
The brake vents that are normally attached to the lights have been moved to a more 296-esque position, too, while the F8’s single exit vent on the bonnet has been split into two semi F50-like outlets. Any nod to the Ferrari F50 gets a nod from us.
Speaking of the 296, there’s evidence of the new V6 hybrid’s 250 LM-aping hips and roofline in the silhouette, with the floating roof thanks to the blacked-out a-pillar. As dictated by the F8 underpinning, there’s a prominent inlet just below the haunches on the side.
Out back, we’ve no transparent engine cover, with a solid ventilated rear deck leading down to the SP3-influenced rear end. Up top, the windscreen bleeds into the roof via black accenting, with the two coloured sections reflecting the air outlets on the hood. A singular blade at the rear stops short of being a light bar, with the four red lights inset into it. There’s a subtle wing, seamlessly flowing out from those 250 LM-esque haunches. Overall, it’s a very pretty thing.
The inside is very much more F8 in drag, though the spec has been meticulously refined with laser-perforated Alcantara everywhere and dashing red highlights. Performance specs are per the F8, so the SP48 will be no slouch, with a 3.9-litre twin turbo V8 good for 720PS (530kW).
As ever, the sky is the limit in terms of price for these one-offs, but you can be sure it’s comfortably into seven figures. What do you think of this latest Ferrari Special Project one-off? We’re really quite fond of it.