The design of this unique model is inspired by the legendary Ferrari F40. According to media reports, Ferrari's special projects department is currently working on a unique model inspired by the legendary F40, created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Italian brand.
The Ferrari F40, officially unveiled on July 21, 1987 at the Fiorano track (before being unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show), was recognized as the fastest road car on the planet at the time thanks to its twin-turbo engine. V8 2.9 unit with 478 hp. and 577 Nm, capable of a maximum speed of 324 km / h.
The F40, whose lines are not obsolete, has remained in the memory of sports car enthusiasts and is still sold for gold prices in the aftermarket and at auctions. An example is the sporty 40 Ferrari F1987 LM "Pilot", which sold for € 4 at the RM Sotheby Sale in Paris in February 842.
Thus, the Italian manufacturer is preparing today, according to The Supercar Blog, to mark this iconic model with a one-off vehicle called the SP42 (Special Project 42). This is not the first time that the Ferrari Specialty Models department has offered us unique creations, as we already know the Ferrari SP1 and SP2 in the past, discovering the Italian manufacturer's “icon” or the only P80 / C inspired by the Ferrari 330 P3 / P4 and Dino. 206 S.
Information on the hypothetical SP42 model will be developed in the coming months. The unique car will have to get some design cues from the Ferrari F40 and get the 3,9-liter V8 engine from the F8 Tributo in a possible optimized version (the F8 Tributo has 720 hp). from. and 770 Nm).