Ferrari may be readying a one-off with a design inspired by the iconic F40.
According to unnamed sources, the latest vehicle from Ferrari’s ‘Special Projects’ division will be unveiled in the coming days and dubbed the SP42. It will apparently be inspired by the F40 and if it is indeed a one-off, has inevitably been commissioned for a very wealthy collector.
The story comes from The Supercar Blog which understands the Ferrari SP42 will have a twin-turbocharged V8 engine, likely the same 3.9-liter unit as the F8 Tributo that is rated at 710 hp and 568 lb-ft (770 Nm). However, it is entirely possible the one-off could benefit from a slight increase in power.
The Ferrari F40 has one of the most iconic designs in Ferrari’s rich history with perhaps its most identifiable component being the towering rear wing. Ferrari has been reluctant to use large rear wings on its modern road cars so it will be interesting to see if the SP42 has a wing like the F40. We have our fingers crossed it will as that would perfectly complete the design.
Ferrari has produced a host of unique ‘SP’ vehicles in recent years. One of the more recent creations is the P80/C unveiled back in March 2019. This car is based around the Ferrari 488 GT3 racing car and took four years to develop. It was inspired by the 330 P3/P4 and the 1966 Dino 206 S and has a design radically different than any other Ferrari.
Note: Modern-Day F40 pictured here is an independent study by Samir Sadikhov that is not related in any way to or endorsed by Ferrari