ADVANCE/ Ferrari SP38 to debut at Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este in Italy

This stunning new one-off coach-built Ferrari is set to debut at this weekend’s Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.

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The special is based on the running gear and chassis of Ferrari’s 488 GTB, including the twin turbo 3.9 liter V8 which develops 661 bhp and can accelerate the car from 0-60 in 3.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 205 mph.

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The styling of the car is said by Ferrari to be influenced by another twin-turbocharged Ferrari, the F40.  Ferrari says the F40 ancestry can be seen in the rear wing and engine cover. The former “creates a suggestive frame surrounding the tail volume”, and the latter is a clamshell-type arrangement in carbon-fibre. We think it has more than a little of the (whisper it…) Stratos about it in the deep louvres and side window graphic.

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The slimline front bumper, meanwhile, harks back to the 308 GTB, and we’re promised the “strongly tapered nose” and “muscular wheelarches” give the SP38 “potency and agility”.

We love it.

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