Ferrari unveils the special one-off SP3JC with a powerful V12 engine.
When you’ve got a lot of money, supercar makers will give you whatever you want. And when you want a car that’s been out of production for a year but with some very special modifications, Ferrari won’t say no--they’ll just ask you for a blank cheque and a few years to get the job done.
But if you’re the kind of 1% that can provide that blank cheque, Ferrari can do wonders.
The latest creation to come out of Ferrari’s Styling Center is the SP3JC, a name that probably signifies the person who commissioned such a car, but we can’t say for sure since Ferrari doesn’t reveal the names of their clients.
What we do know is that this client wanted a roadster built from a Ferrari F12tdf (which was the version of the F12 made to commemorate the Tour de France automobile race held between 1899 and 1986). We’re pretty sure the commissioner just wanted the most powerful 6.3-L V12 that was ever placed in an F12 since they didn’t care to keep much of anything else that made the F12tdf unique.
To start, there’s no roof: it’s a roadster in the classic sense, that is, it can’t be driven in the rain. Second, the entire front fascia has been redesigned to give it a unique expression along with much wider front wheel fenders. Those wheel fenders now stretch into side panels that vent down low rather than up high on the regular F12tdf.
The headlights remain the same, but the taillights are a new double-circle design as opposed to the F12tdf’s single circles. The hood is unique too, with two glass panes installed so that you can see right into the engine bay.
That engine remains the same as on the F12tdf, which is a 6.3-L V12 producing 769 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. On the coupe, zero to sixty was done in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed over 211 mph.
That’s probably mostly the case for the SP3JC, but we definitely wouldn’t want to be going that fast without a roof.
It took two years for Ferrari to make this unique creation and an unholy amount of money. We don’t know what the 3 symbolizes, but maybe it’s a clue to whoever actually commissioned this work of art.