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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

16 unique shaped Ferraris you've never knew before (Part-2)

~Unique ONES~ Now, this is the second part of the '16 unique shaped Ferraris you've never known before' which will probably be even more exciting than the previous part, because in this section there are several models that have never been seen by the public before.
For many years Ferrari has allowed certain coachbuilders to create a unique car for their clients, and sometimes the resulting got strange designs. (Picture from: TopGear)
Here are the second part of the articles, based on the time of the car making ranging from 1950 to 2000;
 
9. 1976 Ferrari 308 GT Rainbow
The Ferrari 308 GT4 Rainbow was built and designed by Carrozeria Bertone, based on the Dino 308 GT4. Unfortunately, the 308 GT4 Rainbow production were not much of a hit and most likely as a result it didn't design like most Ferraris in general. While previously the design of the Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 car has been known to represent a mixture of calmness and tradition from the Maranello-based premium car manufacturer, the design of the Ferrari Rainbow seemed to imply an experimental styling that was far from conventional.
1976 Ferrari 308 GT4 Rainbow. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
In construction, the Rainbow uses the same chassis as the Ferrari 308 GT4 combined with a 3.0-liter V8 engine that is believed to be capable of producing power of 250 horsepower. And by the chassis cutting as long as a 10 cm, giving a compact and aggressive look to the Rainbow figure. The prototype was introduced for the first time at the 1976 Turin Motor Show, which immediately highlighted the uniqueness of its design with for the first time the Ferrari's engine mechanism mounted in the middle, precisely behind the driver's seat.

10. 1976 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Beach Car
We’re a little peeved we didn’t discover this car in time for our best beach cars story last summer, but then again, we’d never have found it. A Ferrari beach car? Come on. 
1976 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Beach Car. (Picture from: 365GTC4)
But sure enough, this Ferrari 365 GTC/4 Beach Car was built by Felber for the 1976 Geneva Motor Show, and powered by a 320HP V12 engine. We bet it was a little wilder than a Jolly 500 on the sands of St. Tropez.

11. 1983 Ferrari 400i Meera S
Michelotti
took the handsome but somewhat bland Ferrari 400i and somehow managed to convert it into what looks like a first generation RX-7 kit car. Built for Prince Saoud of Saudi Arabia and named after his girlfriend.
1983 Ferrari 400i Meera S. (Picture from: FavCars)
The list of features includes some odd items including windshield wipers on all four sides and an in-dash monitor takes the place of the inside rear view mirror. This was the last Ferrari built by Michelotti. Thankfully.

12. 1987 Ferrari 408 4RM
The Italian prancing horse logoed premium car manufacturer built the Ferrari 408 4RM, and is powered by a rear-mid-mounted, quad-cam, four-liter V8 was good for 300 bhp, it was dry-sumped to keep the oil where it needed to be in the corners. And, considering it was propelling just 1,340 kilos, it'd be pretty brisk.
1987 Ferrari 408 4RM. (Picture from: TopGear)
There're only two examples were completed. The first (70183) came with a pressed stainless steel monocoque. The second (78610) and a spare were formed from aluminum honeycomb chemically bonded with epoxy resin. The initial aluminum variant was manufactured in collaboration with Canadian firm Alcan.

13. 1989 Ferrari Mythos 
These rare one-off Ferrari Mythos concept was introduced to the public at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show. It was built atop a Ferrari Testarossa platform. The interiors two sculptured leather seats provides comfort that is unmatched for a two-seater barchetta. There're coupe, targa, and speedster body styles were considered, with the latter ultimately receiving the green light.
1989 Ferrari Mythos. (Picture from: CarGurus)
Those enormous intakes fed a 390 horsepower of its 4.9-liter Tipo F113B flat-12 engine combined with 5-speed manual transmission system. Unlike the “red-head” it shared its chassis and running gear with, the Mythos sat nearly five-inches wider, was six-inches shorter in length, and three-inches lower in overall height. It was a truly compact supercar.

14. 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Conciso
The Ferrari 328 GTS Conciso was coming from the same year as another unique model, the Mythos, and known as a brainchild of German designer Bernd Michalak. Aside from the roofless radically different shape, the Conciso's body is made entirely from aluminum to shed pounds (it's good for a 30-percent weight reduction). Looking for doors? There's no doors pinned as your in-out access, so you should be hop into the cabin.
1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Conciso. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
The powertrain remains all from Ferrari 328 GTS, however, with a 3.2-liter V-8 engine producing around 270 horsepower coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission system. Its performance, while as for the 328 GTS standard version could crack 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, but the Conciso's time should be slightly better considered due to the weight savings.

15. 1998 Ferrari F50 Bolide
In its history, Ferrari is one of the Italian premium car manufacturers known to be very fond of creating special products, which are found in the LaFerrari lineage. One of the most extreme cars ever produced by the prancing horse logoed manufacturer is the F50, which were also the last car to actually use a V12 engine taken from a Formula 1 race car as its power source. The supercar was made in limited number, ie as many as 349 units, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari in 1995.
1998 Ferrari F50 Bolide. (Picture from: Superscars.net)
And among those F50 models there was also a custom-made model made for special customers dubbed as Ferrari F50 Bolide. Reportedly, this rarest prancing horse sted was owned by His Highness Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah. Nevertheless this car also said became one of the most mysterious cars of the Maranello-based automaker, due to nobody ever saw the car running on the highways, or even on displayed on automotive expo.

16. 2000 Ferrari Rossa 
This is a concept car concept that was created to celebrate Pininfarina's 70th anniversary and name taken from the Testarossa which represents one of the Ferrari's iconic models designed by the same Italian famous auto design house, so it was named the Ferrari Pininfarina Rossa. This inspiring concept car was designed by Ken Okuyama, a well-known automotive designer while he still worked for Pininfarina and the same figure behind the birth of Kode 57 and Kode 0, two unique cars which were first introduced in 2016 and 2018.
2000 Ferrari Rossa. (Picture from: Motor1)
The Ferrari Pininfarina Rossa was made purely as a showcar. As we've mentioned above, this concept car was built based on of the Ferrari 550 Maranello. And still using the same engine, a naturally aspirated V12 engine with capacity of 5.5-liter and capable of spewing power up to 478 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 419 lbs-ft at 5,000 rpm. All the power is then channeled to the rear wheels through the six-speed manual transmission system and controlled by a gated shifter which immediately reminds us of the Ferrari Testarossa.

That's 16 unique shaped Ferraris might you've never knew before. And then which one do you think is the most unique? If you are still curious and want to see the first part of the articles. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARI | CLASSICDRIVER ]
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