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Ferrari unveils one-off SP3JC inspired by vintage racing cars

F12tdf-derived supercar boasts a 769bhp V12 engine and radical styling

Ferrari has built a one-off supercar inspired by the marque’s open-top racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s.

The project has been commissioned by John Collins, one of the world’s leading Ferrari specialists, says Evo. He tasked Ferrari with creating a “pure, uncompromising roadster” based on the company’s track-focused F12tdf. 

It took two years for the Italian marque to create the SP3JC, with Collins providing “strong input” throughout the development process, the magazine says.

The result is a drop-top two-seat gran tourer that looks drastically different to the F12tdf on which it is based.

The SP3JC’s front and side profiles have been redesigned to “emphasise the front engine layout”, says Auto Express. For instance, there are two glass strips on the bonnet that lets a passer-by peer into the engine bay.

Ferrari SP3JC

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Meanwhile, at the back, Ferrari has completely overhauled the F12tdf’s rear bumper styling, to produce something more like the company’s newer front-engined supercar, the 812 Superfast

The sculpted bodywork behind the driver and passenger seats is more reminiscent of Ferrari’s historic racing cars, as are the Azzurro Met blue and Giallo Modena yellow that have been applied on top of the Bianco Italia base colour. 

Under the bonnet sits the same 6.3-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine that the F12tdf has. It boasts a power output of 769bhp and a rev limit of 8,500rpm. On a long enough straight, the SP3JC can go from 0-62mph in 2.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 200mph. 

Much as it did with the limited edition models that came before it, Ferrari hasn’t disclosed pricing for the SP3JC. 

But given its exclusivity and the time it took to develop, the car’s value will likely be in the seven-figure bracket.  

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