Ferrari has revealed their special one-off supercar: the P80/C.
Earlier this week, Ferrari posted a bunch of teaser videos to their social media channels touting some incredible one-off supercar. The videos were all called “Prototipo”, which is Italian for “Prototype”, and didn’t give us much else. Just a few snapshots of the car’s flanks and some narrator waxing nostalgic in Italian.
We’ll give Ferrari for not dragging this one out for months like SOME cars we could mention (*cough* Supra *cough*).
The car was revealed late Monday afternoon on social media and on Ferrari’s online magazine. It’s called the P80/C, and it was apparently commissioned way back in 2015. Ferrari didn’t drop the name of the commissioner, but Motor1 did some digging and found it was probably someone called Mr. TK Mak, the owner of Hong Kong’s Ferrari dealership.
Mr. Mak says he’s been working with Ferrari for 6 years on this particular car, so maybe there were some preliminary years that Ferrari didn’t count. Or maybe it just took him that long to convince Ferrari this was a car worth building.
What we do know is that the P80/C was "inspired by some of the most iconic models in Ferrari’s history, such as the 330 P3/P4 and Dino 206 S of the 1960s.” It also required a huge investment in terms of design and research, which means this is definitely one of their more expensive supercars.
Ferrari didn’t give us a price tag, but we’re thinking it’s in the tens of millions of dollars.
The P80/C is a track-only supercar based on the Ferrari 488 GT3 racer, but with a slightly longer wheelbase and a redesigned cabin. And body. And a bunch of other stuff, such as a rear fascia that’s basically a massive diffuser and little else. You can see all the technical bits since Ferrari forgot to install a rear bumper.
Actually, that was by design. Since the car is only allowed to run on the track, it eschews some of the design features of regular cars, such as tail lights and headlights.
We don’t have much info on the car’s performance, so we’re only guessing it has the usual 3.9-L twin-turbo V8 with around 600 horses. It’s probably a little lighter and therefore a little faster, but we’ll likely have to wait for Mr. Mak to take this thing to the track and post some numbers for us to find out.