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The Ferrari Special Projects programme (a.k.a. 'Portfolio Coachbuilding Programme') is an extensive personalization program initiated by Ferrari that allows customers the opportunity to commission established Italian design houses such as Pininfarina, ItalDesign, Zagato, Fioravanti and Touring to create one-off redesigns of their automobiles with full factory support and recognition.

The program was conceived in the wake of millionaire stockbroker James Glickenhaus' commissioning of his P4/5 based on a Ferrari Enzo, and Giorgetto Giugiaro's GG50 to celebrate his 50th anniversary in the design business as well as the Sultan of Brunei's massive and legendary collection of one-off Ferrari Supercars and Shooting Brakes amassed in the 90's and Zagato's rebody of the Ferrari 575, the Ferrari 575 GTZ

At the same time there was a general revival of public interest in the old coachbuilding tradition employed by exclusive manufacturer's in the 1920's and 1930's. The vision was to allow wealthy customers the ability to utilize existing Ferrari platforms in order to bring their dream Ferraris to life while at the same time extending full support and recognition from Maranello. 

The One-Off programme produces a maximum of three cars per year. No one can buy an invitation to participate in the One-Off programme and Ferrari doesn’t promote it. Creating your own Ferrari can take between 18 and 24 months and includes regular consultations with the engineers and designers at Maranello. Ferrari's commercial director Enrico Galliera: “We have a big problem, which is that we are sold out until 2021. It has to remain something extremely limited. So even though we have a long list of clients, we are trying to cap it. And that’s the problem that we have so far: that we still have a lot of requests that we cannot satisfy. The price depends on which chassis you are using and what kind of project you want, but the price can be around three million euros.”

The following is a list of Special Projects cars that have been made public.
Ferrari also released some specials / limited series, which are not considered to be part of the Special Projects commissioning program. They are also listed for reference.

INDEX:

SPECIAL PROJECTS:

  1. 2008 Ferrari SP1 (F430 based Fioravanti)
  2. 2009 Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta
  3. 2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45
  4. 2012 Ferrari SP12 EC (Eric Clapton)
  5. 2013 Ferrari SP30 Arya (599 GTO based)
  6. 2014 Ferrari F12 TRS
  7. 2014 Ferrari SP FFX
  8. 2014 Ferrari SP America
  9. 2016 Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione
  10. 2016 Ferrari 458 MM Speciale

SPECIALS / LIMITED SERIES:

  1. 2014 Ferrari Sergio
  2. 2014 Ferrari F60 America
  3. 2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta SG50 Edition
  4. 2016 Ferrari J50

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SPECIAL PROJECTS:

2008 Ferrari SP1

Name: Ferrari SP1
Year: 2008
Commissioned by: Junichiro Hiramatsu
Design by: Fioravanti
Base car: Ferrari F430
Production run: 1
Price: est. $3 to $4 million

Fioravanti's first 'Portfolio Special' is based on the F430 and called 'SP1'. This one-off was built for the Japanese collector Junichiro Hiramatsu who is an admirer of Fioravanti's style. He especially liked the F100, an earlier (unauthorized) Ferrari conceptcar by Fioravanti dating back to 1998. Hiramatsu asked Ferrari if they could build him a car like that and so they turned to Fioravanti.

Fioravanti designed the new body, but the car was built and sold by Ferrari. 

The body of SP1 (Special Project #1) is almost completely new, except for the greenhouse (A- B- and C-pillars, wind screen and side windows) which is part of the stressed chassis structure. The new body panels are made of carbon fibre. The skirts, roof and rear bumper clearly show the material they're made of. The rear end of the SP1 is a bit higher and the air intakes are shaped by much sharper lines. The tail lights are taken from the 599 GTB. The nose doesn't look very different than the standard F430, because of the stock head lights, but Fioravanti stretched the nose a bit to make it look sleeker and lower. To match the stretched front end, Fioravanti had to apply some mascara and eye shadow around the stock head lights. The wheels are taken from a standard 430 Scuderia and the side mirrors are stock parts as well. 

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2009 Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta

Name: Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta
Year: 2009
Commissioned by: Edward Walson
Design by: Pininfarina
Base car: 599 GTB Fiorano F1
Production run: 1
Price: est. $3 to $4 million

Ferrari's second Portfolio Programme car is based upon the 599 GTB Fiorano F1 and is given the coachbuild treatment by Pininfarina. Starting point for the open top makeover was the 'Golden Roadster' built in 1968 by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi. Like that car, this one too, will only appear as a one-off, but this time named 'Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta'. 'Aperta' is Italian for 'open'.

American Edward Walson - heir of the man who invented cable television - commissioned this remake of the 'Golden Ferrari'. In line with his father's money making profession, Walson junior got the idea when he saw the 1968 cult flick 'Histoires Extraordinaires' in which the Fantuzzi Ferrari was given a supporting role. "I had always dreamed of designing sports cars, and when I saw this film the decision came of its own accord: one day I would have 'my' Ferrari", says Walson, who took delivery of the car at Fiorano track in Maranello.

Based upon a standard 599 GTB coupe, the P540 Superfast Aperta's chassis construction is strengthened to maintain rigidity after the top removal. According to the official information the increase in weight was kept down to 20 kilograms 'by employing carbon-fibre extensively', meaning the kerb weight of the roadster is 1.710 kg. Wheelbase and track both front and rear remain untouched, while the car's body is slightly longer and lower then its 599 GTB base. 

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2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45 

Name: Ferrari Superamerica 45
Year: 2011
Commissioned by: Peter Kalikow
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Production run: 1
Price: est. $3 to $4 million

Full Ferrari press release:

NEW FERRARI SPECIAL PROJECTS ONE-OFF TO DEBUT AT VILLA D'ESTE

Maranello, 19 May 2011 – New York collector and Ferrari enthusiast Peter Kalikow visited the factory to take delivery of his Special Projects Ferrari Superamerica 45, a unique one-off model. Styled internally by Ferrari Design and engineered and built in-house, the car was specified by Mr Kalikow to celebrate 45 years since he first became a Ferrari client and will make its public debut on the 20th of May at the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza. 

The design is bespoke, featuring a carbon-fibre rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen. The boot is entirely new to house the roof when open, and is now in carbon-fibre with a design optimised to reduce drag and increase rear downforce.

The rear buttresses are body-coloured, integral with the rear wheelarches, and incorporate rear quarterlights. The side view is further distinguished by double air vents on the front wing. The Ferrari Superamerica 45 also features a specific chromed front grille and special burnished aluminium A-pillars, wing mirrors and door handles.

The Superamerica 45 is finished in an exclusive Blu Antille, a colour that matches another important car in the client's collection – a 1961 400 Superamerica cabriolet nr. 2331SA. The wheels are body-coloured with a contrasting diamond finish to the spokes. The roof and other carbon-fibre elements of the bodywork – front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser – are in a special contrasting darker blue, a theme that is carried over to the cockpit which features dark blue carbon-fibre dash trim and driver zone.

The interior is another area of exquisite personalisation, with a carefully selected combination of Cuoio leather trim and Blu Scuro carbon fibre details and a latest-generation touch-screen infotainment system.

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2012 Ferrari SP12 EC (Eric Clapton) 

Name: Ferrari SP12 EC
Year: 2012
Commissioned by: Eric Clapton
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari / Pininfarina
Base car: Ferrari 458 Italia
Production run: 1
Price: $4.7 million  

In 2012, Clapton collaborated with Ferrari's Centro Stile and Pininfarina to create the one-off SP12 EC in celebration of his legendary career and his long tenure as a Ferrari owner.

The SP12 EC is a tribute to the 365 and 512 Berlinetta Boxers and is based on the excellent 458 Italia, so there's no V12, but it has all the style of the old boxers. 

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2013 Ferrari SP30 Arya

Name: Ferrari SP30 Arya
Year: 2013
Commissioned by: Cheerag Arya
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari 599 GTO
Production run: 1
Price: $4,25 million 

Commissioned by Indian entrepreneur Cheerag Arya. After insisting he convinced the Italian company to create a unique model for him. Twelve design options were presented, all of them based on the Ferrari 599 GTO. Dissatisfied, Arya pinched elements of each one and set up a proper model, that one certainly cost more than £ 3 million ($4,25 million).

 “I’ll keep it in Dubai and take to the Europe every summer. I will not be showing it to the world, is something very personal”, said Arya to Ferrari Magazine.

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2014 Ferrari F12 TRS 

Name: Ferrari F12 TRS
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: ?
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Production run: 3 (red, silver, black)
Price: $4.2 million 

Barchetta body, inspired by the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. Design by Centro Stile Ferrari.
There are only two Ferrari F12 TRS examples in existence, and they are both owned by the same person (@mwvmnw). One is finished in red, while the other is covered in Liquid Metal. 

The F12 TRS is a unique one-off with a red barchetta body based on the F12berlinetta, made for a customer by Ferrari under its Special Projects programme. It made its public debut in Sicily at Ferrari Cavalcade in June 2014. Designed in-house by the Centro Stile Ferrari headed by Flavio Manzoni, it was inspired by the 1957 250 Testa Rossa, reinterpreted in a modern key.[15][16] The Ferrari F12 TRS also took part to the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

In November 2014 a second F12 TRS was spotted testing at Circuito Monteblanco in Spain, painted in black, while the red version was displayed again in January 2015 at the Festival Automobile International in Paris.

The black F12 TRS was seen in again, this time in Rome at the Ferrari Cavalcade in June 2015, now finished in liquid silver and featuring redesigned front bumper, headlights, mirrors and rear diffuser.

The red F12 TRS was spotted again in Corsica in 2016 now featuring the same redesigned body.

In total, only two F12 TRS were built, a red one and a liquid silver one. The two units are both owned by a Ferrari client. 

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2014 Ferrari SP FFX 

Name: Ferrari SP FFX
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: Shin Okamoto
Design by: Pininfarina
Base car: Ferrari FF
Production run: 1
Price: est. $3 to $4 million

This car is based on a standard Ferrari FF, with the most prominent revision being the adoption of a coupé rear end in place of the FF's shooting brake tail. The design blends elements of several contemporary Ferraris and an F1-inspired red and white paint job.

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2014 Ferrari SP America

Name: Ferrari SP America
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: Danny Wegman (USA)
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: F12berlinetta
Production run: 1
Price: est. $3 to $4 million 

The Ferrari SP America is a F12berlinetta-based one-off coupé completed in 2014, like the F12 TRS an offspring of Ferrari's Special Projects programme. Obviously based on the F12, the Ferrari F12 SP America features thoroughly updated styling including a new front end with a new bonnet, wheel arches, front bumper and splitter, side skirts, wheels, bootlid spoiler, rear bumper, B-pillars and a new aggressive rear diffuser.

Under the hood, the Ferrari F12 SP America’s 6.3-litre V12 engine likely delivers 740 hp and 509lb-ft of torque, enough for a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.1 seconds with the 200 km/h milestone achieved in 8.5 seconds.

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2016 Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione 

Name: Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione
Year: 2016
Commissioned by: Rick Workman
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari F12/F12tdf
Production run: 1
Price: est. $3 to $4 million

The Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione is a one-off car inspired by the Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale 1964. It is based on the F12 Berlinetta but features the more potent engine of the F12 tdf. 

The “RW” in the title represents the initials of the car’s owner, the Florida dentist Rick Workman. He’s the owner of two previous Special Projects cars: the 599-based P540 Superfast Aperta unveiled in 2009 and the F12-based F60 America unveiled in 2014. 

The stance of the SP 275 RW Competizione, especially when moving from the rear three-quarter panel to the rear wheel arch was carefully refined with a slightly wider track to provide a more muscular look. The front features a more traditional Ferrari grille with a prominent yet smoothly integrated power bulge on the hood. The latter is joined by the slim, vertically-stacked headlights. Finally, the car sits on a set of 20-inch forged alloys unique to it.

Visual cues linking the past and present models include the smooth, voluptuous surfacing, ducktail rear spoiler, and the louvres in the front fenders, three-quarter panels and rear bumper. A final nod to the past is the milled aluminum fuel filler cap.

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2016 Ferrari 458 MM Speciale  

Name: Ferrari 458 MM Speciale
Year: 2016
Commissioned by: 
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari 458 Speciale
Production run: 2 (more?)
Price: unknown

The 458 Speciale MM is a sports car based on a Ferrari 458 Speciale. The first one (Special project #32) was built for a British customer. The design pays homage to the Ferrari 288 GTO and incorporates handcrafted aluminium and carbon fibre components. Performance figures remain unknown but are rumoured to be the same as the normal Speciale.

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SPECIALS / LIMITED SERIES: 

 

2014 Ferrari Sergio 

Name: Ferrari Sergio
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: Ferrari initiated limited series
Design by: Pininfarina
Base car: Ferrari 458 Spider
Production run: 6
Price: $3,5M (rumoured)

The Ferrari SERGIO is a sports car inspired by the Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio prototype designed by Pininfarina in 2013. 

It was built in six specimens and uses the naturally aspirated V8 of the Ferrari 458 Speciale.

The first production Ferrari Sergio was delivered to the SBH Royal Auto Gallery in the United Arab Emirates in December, 2014. Deliveries continued in January, 2015, with three being sent to customers in the US, one to Japan and one to Switzerland.

This vehicle has a 2 door roadster body style styled by Pininfarina with a mid located engine driving through the rear wheels. Its 8 cylinder, double overhead camshaft naturally aspirated engine has 4 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 4.5 litres. In this application it develops power and torque figures of 597 bhp (605 PS/445 kW) at 9000 rpm and 540 Nm (398 lbft/55.1 kgm) at 6000 rpm respectively. It features dry sump-type lubrication. The engine supplies its power through to the wheels via a 7 speed automatic gearbox.

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2014 Ferrari F60 America 

Name: Ferrari F60 America
Year: 2014
Commissioned by: Ferrari initiated project
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari F12berlinetta
Production run: 10
Price: unknown

The Ferrari F60 America is a limited production roadster derivative of the F12, celebrating 60 years of Ferrari in North America. It was built by Ferrari in ten examples, according to the manufacturer all already spoken for at the time of the car's public introduction in October 2014. The open-top configuration pays homage to US-only limited production convertible Ferraris of the past, such as the 275 GTS/4 NART Spider. Compared to the F12, the F60 has all-new bodywork; it uses a light removable soft top instead of a conventional convertible top. Each of the ten examples built features an asymmetrical cabin design with red trim for the driver's area and black for the passenger, American flag detailing in the center of the backrests of both seats, and classic blue and white North American Racing Team livery. 

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2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta SG50 Edition 

Name: Ferrari F12berlinetta SG50
Year: 2015
Commissioned by: Ital Auto (official Ferrari importer for Singapore)
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari F12berlinetta
Production run: 1
Price: est. $3 to $4 million

The Ferrari F12berlinetta SG50 Edition is a one-off car made to celebrate Singapore’s 50 years of independence. Though it is a one-off spinoff of the Ferrari Tailor Made program, it is merely a tailored model and not a Special Project.

Called the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta SG50, the Italian automaker is celebrating the occasion with a special model ordered from the company’s Tailor Made program by Ital Auto, the official Ferrari importer for Singapore. Sporting a red and white scheme on the outside that mirrors the colors of Singapore’s flag, the Italian automaker gave it a different shade of red than you’d typically see on a Ferrari called Rosso Singapore. Subtle Bianco Italia (white) can be found on the racing stripes, wheels, wing mirrors and aero kit including the front splitter, side skirts and rear skirts.

The inside features a blend of black leather and technical fabrics and also retains the red and white scheme while a Singaporean lion has been embroidered on the headrests. Finishing off the cabin are custom door sill plates that say “Singapore 50th Anniversary Edition 1/1.”

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2016 Ferrari J50 

Name: Ferrari J50
Year: 2016
Commissioned by: 
Design by: Centro Stile Ferrari
Base car: Ferrari 488 Spider
Production run: 10
Price: unknown

The Ferrari J50 is a limited edition targa top based on the 488 Spider. It was designed by Flavio Manzoni and was built to celebrate half a century of Ferrari's presence in Japan. The sharp, angular design of the car is a homage to the Ferrari sports cars of the 70's and 80's. 

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