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Saturday, December 9, 2023

S-KLUB LA's Masterpiece: The Ferrari 612 TR Tepista Roars at SEMA

Remarkable WORKS - In the realm of automotive creativity, SEMA stands as a testament to the extraordinary, showcasing S-KLUB LA's latest triumph in 2023 – the Ferrari 612 TR Tepista. Renowned for reshaping Mercedes-Benz and Porsche models, this Los Angeles-based customization workshop, led by John Sarkisyan, has once again captured the attention of enthusiasts.
The Toyo Treadpass section is always home to some of SEMA’s most innovative new builds, at the SEMA 2023 with John Sarkisyan’s latest creation named the Ferrari 612 TR Tepista.. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
The Tepista's story unfolds as a compelling journey of transformation. John Sarkisyan and his team meticulously overhauled a 2008 Ferrari 612 Scaligetti, drawing inspiration from the iconic 1957 Ferrari 500 TR Spider by Scaglietti.
The 2008 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti serves as the base model for the Ferrari 612 TR Tepista by S-Klub LA. (Picture from: ClassicDriver)
Pyrun Men from S-KLUB LA, as cited by TopGear, describes the Tepista's theme as rooted in Formula 1, evident in its cohesive features – a rear spoiler, diffuser, front lip, and side skirts. From the outset, this project was destined to be controversial, demanding the full extent of their creative prowess.
The construction of the Ferrari 612 TR Tepista by S-Klub LA drew inspiration from the legendary 1957 Ferrari 500 TR Spider Scaglietti. (Picture from: RMSotheby)
A dedicated team of 12 skilled professionals invested four months in breathing life into this restomod masterpiece. Love it or not, one cannot deny its status as the pinnacle of automotive artistry. The custom handcrafted bodywork seamlessly merges carbon fiber and glass insert panels, discarding the once-prominent Pininfarina-designed bodywork of the 612 Scaglietti for a blend of vintage style with modern touches.
The Ferrari 612 TR Tepista powered by a naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V12 engine, producing an impressive 533 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque. (Picture from: Autocar)
The unconventional diffuser, in defiance of classic lines, harmoniously complements the side skirts, accentuating the striking color and integrated exhaust pipes. The rear boasts a prominent diffuser and a sizable wing, with the only remnants of the original 612 being the round taillights and the naturally aspirated 5.7-liter V12 engine, producing an impressive 533 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque.
The unconventional diffuser, in defiance of classic lines, harmoniously complements the side skirts, accentuating the striking color and integrated exhaust pipes. (Picture from: TopGear)
Outfitted with HRE wheels and Toyo Proxes R888R tires, the formidable Ferrari accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in four seconds, reaching a top speed of 199 mph. Speculations arise that the Tepista could potentially achieve even higher speeds, underscoring the need for protective eyewear if one intends to unleash its full potential.
While the exterior undergoes a comprehensive redesign, the interior of the Ferrari 612 TR Tepista remains unchanged, receiving a makeover with vibrant blue leather and complementary yellow accents. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
The Tepista, with its speedster aesthetics reminiscent of the Ferrari Monza SP1, stands in stark contrast to the outgoing 612 Scaglietti, soon to be succeeded by the 812 Superfast. The creator, who has an account Slang500 in Instagram revealed the idea had been brewing for years, and the realization has proven to be a resounding success.
One of the remarkable custom creations by S-Klub LA is the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Outlawd Speedster.' (Picture from: S-KlubLA)
Despite the thorough exterior redesign, the interior of the 612 remains intact. The cabin undergoes a facelift with bright blue leather and yellow accents. S-KLUB LA has a history of turning heads at SEMA with remarkable replicas of iconic vehicles, including the Tesla Model 3-powered Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and various custom Porsches.
While some may frown upon the modification of exotic vehicles like Ferraris, witnessing the exceptional results prompts a reconsideration. This extraordinary custom creation pays homage to Ferrari's heritage in a uniquely pleasing manner, adhering to the highest standards. One aspect to be thankful for is the retention of the original Ferrari V12 drivetrain, steering clear of electric drivetrain swaps, so we can still hear the original roar.
Perhaps, in due time, we will uncover more about the meticulous process and hard work invested in transforming the 612 Scaglietti into this one-of-a-kind 612 TR Tepista. If you're intrigued by the prospect of owning a car as distinctive as this, feel free to reach out to the automaker HERE. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SKLUBLA | SLANG500 | TOPGEAR | CARBUZZ | AUTOCAR | CLASSICDRIVER | RMSOTHEBYS ]
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