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Pininfarina's SP2: the Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta
Ferrari is fed up with the speculation and gossip about their Portfolio cars. For that reason they have now decided to make their next special project car – the ‘SP2’ – public.
Special Project 2 is named 'Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta'.
Ferrari’s second Portfolio 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 1963 by Carrozzeria Fantuzzi. Like that car, this one too, will only appear as a one-off, but this time named ‘Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta’. With 'Aperta', meaning 'opened', referring to the Targa top.
Based upon a standard coupé, the P540 Superfast Aperta received a Targa top. The chassis construction is strengthened to maintain rigidity. 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. The head lights are borrowed from the 612 Scaglietti and the wheels are of the standard BBS Challenge type.
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