01 December, 2018

Ferrari SP3JC - is This a New Thing?

It's happened again. Another one-off supercar for one 'very important' customer called John Collins.

This isn't the first one-off supercar by Ferrari. They received a commission which involved taking the best bits of the 488 GTB and the 458 Speciale and marrying them together to create the MM 485 Speciale.

Unlike the 485 Speciale, Ferrari and Collins have cooperated to create an even more potent version of the F12tdf. Remember, the car that was too fast to drive? Also, the unofficial predecessor of the Ferrari 812 Superfast. You can read that here: Review: Ferrari 812 Superfast.

But who is the man?

John Collins is regarded as one of the foremost Ferrari experts in the world. He's the founder of Talacrest, a London-based classic Ferrari dealership which has sold Ferraris since 1979. 

Ferrari SP3JC Design

Similar to the Lamborghini SC18 Alston, the SP3JC went through a tailor-made programme but this took three years to develop.

The commission was fulfilled by the Ferrari Styling Centre who performed a remarkable transformation of the F12tdf. The remit was quite precise as Collins wanted this bespoke car to be:

  • Pure.
  • An uncompromising roadster.
  • Created with the chassis and running gear of the F12tdf.     

The design is also a throwback to the '50s and '60s roadsters that adorn Ferrari's racing history. In addition to this, there are also transparent cut-outs of the fierce V12 engine which combine to create a devastating car.

Enough about how it looks. How fast is it?

Ferrari SP3JC Performance

Ferrari has been quiet on the performance stats but these numbers have been claimed by numerous sources:

  • Engine - 6.3-litre  V12.
  • Power - 769bhp.
  • Top Speed - 200 mph+. 
  •  0-100 km/h - 2.9 seconds.
  • 0-200 km/h 7.9 seconds.

The performance stats of the car are not too dissimilar from the F12tdf but with the new designs, expect this car to move.

Ferrari SP3JC Specs

The biggest difference between the SP3JC and the F12tdf is at the rear. It's been completely redesigned.

The four exhausts and rear diffuser are still there but the roof is off and the seats were given a historic sculpting, a hallmark of the '50s and '60s.

Eagle-eyed viewers will notice the front grill has been restyled too. In addition to the grill, the dynamic sculpting is there to adorn new intakes which give the visual appeal any Ferrari owner wants.

Finally, the car’s front and side profiles have been redesigned to accentuate the front engine's layout. 

A remarkable finish. The styling centre has brought the remit to life with an added swagger that will make Collins the envy of many.

Final Words

These one-off supercars are becoming quite a trend. 

Owners are literally taking the best parts of previous cars and mashing them together to create their dream car. What's remarkable is that they are being made real!

Take a look at that Lambo here: Lamborghini SC18 Alston Review (2018).

The cost of the car hasn't been published but rumours of seven-figures are doing the rounds.

What are we going to see in the future? A one-off Aston Martin, Bentley, Audi etc? Who knows but if limited-run supercars aren't exclusive enough for car owners then expect more. 

A lot more.

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Ferrari SP3JC Review (2018)
Ferrari SP3JC Review (2018)
Ferrari SP3JC Review (2018)
Ferrari SP3JC Review (2018)
Ferrari SP3JC Review (2018)