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Sunday, April 28, 2019

The most extreme one-off Ferrari supercar ever designed

Creating a new and modern prototype concept on a Ferrari sports car is an ambitious and complex venture. However, not only enthusiasm, but also requires specific input from the clients.
The most extreme Ferrari's one-off supercar ever designed called Ferrari P80/C. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KHkX3e)
Because of this, the Maranello-based auto manufacturer only produces one unit of the Ferrari P80/C, built at the Ferrari Stilo Centro facility under the direction of Flavio Manzoni supported by the high skilled engineering and aerodynamic team and works together with the clients. By sharing principles and vision, to create a new 'Hero Car' with a truly unique soul and authentic DNA. 

The clients in question is someone who is an expert in the world of Ferrari, has came from a family of fans and admirers of the prancing horse logoed car for a long time, and he himself is a smart and knowledgeable Ferrari collector. Thus he is the perfect partner in challenging projects like this that require an intensive level of interaction and emotional involvement as well.
Final design sketch of the one-off Ferrari P80/C. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2v9qmFY)
The basic idea of ​​the client is to create a modern sports car prototype inspired by iconic models in Ferrari's history, such as: Ferrari 330 P3/P4 on one part and 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 S on the other. As such, the Ferrari P80/C project gives the Ferrari Styling Center an ambitious target to develop a new type of unit that has never existed before in the range of current Ferrari products. A prototype sports car inspired by cars that basically presents its own style of rules in the process of becoming a famous iconic car.
Ferrari P80/C is a new ride four years in the making, built for one unnamed collector for an undisclosed price. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GpjESA)
Although it is known and made specifically as a track car, it is still influenced in its entirety from the series of elegant Ferrari's road-legal cars. An example is the close relationship between the Ferrari Dino 206 S race car and the Dino 206/246 GT. Both versions have similarities in DNA even though they have different styles. 

The Ferrari P80/C project began in 2015 and has the longest working time of all types of Ferrari's one-off limited edition special series production, that's make the P80/C is very different. This decision was made to use the 488 GT3 framework as a basis, not only for performance capabilities, but also for the distance on the wheels (+ 50 mm compared to 488 GTB).
Front-left side view of one-off Ferrari P80/C. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Dg5m4S)
With respect to the Ferrari 488's classic layout in which the cockpit tends to be placed centrally, the GT chassis allowed the designers to emphasis a cab forward-effect in which the rear is elongated, lending the car a more aggressive, compact character. This was one of the cornerstones of the P80/C’s styling from the early stages of the design process.
Interior view of one-off Ferrari P80/C. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Dg5m4S)
From the top of the car, you can see clearly the car body is bigger on the front wheels, then narrows sharply. This iconic frame is also confirmed by supporting C pillars that are physically detached from the cabin. In addition, the C pillars also wrap the intake funnel, while on the other side the pillars also feature sharp drops between the roof and the surface of the rear engine cover. 

In accordance with client's request, this car is designed with two souls: first with a racing set-up, which includes quite striking carbon fiber wings and a single nut 18 inches wheels, and a complete package with 21 inches wheels but without complementary aerodynamics, to highlight the purity of its shape.
Rear down view of one-off Ferrari P80/C. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Dg5m4S)
The design of the Ferrari P80/C is made to be easily visible. Although made entirely of carbon fiber, only parts with tight technical functions are left blank, while the main car body has been painted in bright characters Rosso Vero. Then the name is chosen directly by the client, this proves the client's loyalty to Ferrari sports cars upto the color choices.

Even the rear fascia, which makes the gears run fully, seems to have a Catamaran-type architecture. This allows the interior to be completed without bodywork. In fact, the only one is the grille to help evacuate the heat from the engine room. The left space is occupied by a large rear diffuser that seems to be almost separate from the rest of the car. Then using a concave rear glass and aluminum grille on the engine cover, referring to the Ferrari 330 P3/P4, which gives the tail of the P80/C can be instantly recognized in its unique appearance.
The interior is very similar to the original car with the incorporation of roll cage into the bodywork. The side of the dashboard has been redesigned from the 488 GT3 version, as is the door and door panel and the most recent is the carbon fiber section that has no influence on the weight of the car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOFM | CTV NEWS | TOP GEAR | EVO] 
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