Ferrari SP38 one-off special revealed

Based on the 488 GTB, the SP38 has been unveiled at Fiorano for one of Ferrari’s most valued customers

Based on the Ferrari 488 GTB, the SP38 is the newest creation from Ferrari’s One-Off programme. Built for one of Ferrari’s most dedicated customers, the SP38 has been redesigned both inside and out to create a unique car.

The SP38 carries the same 3.9-litre turbocharged engine as the 488 GTB, and performance figures have remain unchanged by the new body, meaning 661bhp and a top speed of 205mph. The running gear and chassis have also been kept the same as the 488.

Best performance cars 2018

The exterior design however has been drastically changed from the 488 GTB, with Ferrari claiming inspiration from the legendary F40 – in particular at the rear end. The glass engine cover morphs into a slatted cover across the engine bay for additional cooling. The back end also boasts a small spoiler, which is another nod to the F40.

A new, sharper front end gives way to muscular wheel arches, creating a more aggressive stance. The headlights are designed to be as thin as possible and are joined by daytime running lights on the slim bumper lip.

The front bumper is designed to be reminiscent of the Ferrari 308 GTB, and the SP38 is finished in a new, three-layer metallic red paintjob.

Ferrari claims that a new tailor-made cabin is found inside, but hasn’t issued any pictures of the SP38’s cockpit.

The Ferrari One-Off programme’s SP38 follows an exclusive line of rare models, thanks in large part to the Special Projects division, which was launched back in 2007. Previous creations include the Ferrari SP12 EC, built for Eric Clapton, and the Ferrari 458 MM Speciale. Prices for the Special Projects are kept private between Ferrari and each customer, although speculation sees cars valued between £2 and £8 million.

The SP38 will be on public display at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Saturday 26th May 2018.

Check out the best performance cars currently on the market

Recommended

GTO Engineering unveils Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder remake at Goodwood Revival
Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder remake - front static
Ferrari

GTO Engineering unveils Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder remake at Goodwood Revival

Ferrari specialist GTO Engineering reveals recreation of one of Maranello’s finest at this year’s Goodwood Revival
15 Sep 2021
Ferrari unveils three-quarter-scale 250 Testa Rossa EV replica
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa EV replica
Ferrari

Ferrari unveils three-quarter-scale 250 Testa Rossa EV replica

The Ferrari Testa Rossa J children’s ride-on was built in tandem with The Little Car Company, and will cost around £79,000 before taxes
9 Aug 2021
Ferrari Classiche: restoring Maranello's classics
Ferrari Classiche
Ferrari

Ferrari Classiche: restoring Maranello's classics

We head to Italy to see how Ferrari Classiche is keeping the brand's classics in concours condition
23 Jul 2021
'Ferrari has to evolve or it will cease to exist'
Opinion Ferrari
Ferrari

'Ferrari has to evolve or it will cease to exist'

Ferrari's new hybrid 296 GTB shows the brand is taking positive steps towards sustainability, says John McIlroy
2 Jul 2021

Most Popular

Exclusive: banned 71-reg number plates released
Number plates
News

Exclusive: banned 71-reg number plates released

Latest DVLA list of banned UK registrations reveals which 71-plates are too rude for the road
21 Sep 2021
£6k Citroen Ami electric city car gets green light for the UK
Citroen Ami UK - front static
Citroen

£6k Citroen Ami electric city car gets green light for the UK

The Ami is coming to the UK with a price tag of around £6,000, making it one of the cheapest ways to get a new car today
22 Sep 2021
Volvo to ditch leather in all cars by 2030
Volvo interior
Volvo

Volvo to ditch leather in all cars by 2030

New C40 Recharge will be first Volvo to be offered without the option of leather upholstery
23 Sep 2021