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Old 23rd March 2012, 01:27   #1
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The Ferrari's Special Projects Department builds a one-off V12 458 for Eric Clapton, christened Ferrari SP12.

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The Ferrari's Special Projects Department builds a one-off V12 458 for Eric Clapton, christened Ferrari SP12.

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Don't like the looks of it. What is the silver grill like thing in the front? I think it takes away from the design.

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It seems Mr. Eric Clapton wanted a old school looking Ferrari with the modern touch and a new V12 engine, that's the reason why Ferrari would have build it like this. But it looks really ugly. The front is disproportionate and the rear can be passed off. I think Ferrari needs to learn to design its car from Lamborghini, just a look at new Ferrari F12 is enough.
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What I don't understand is, if the guy spend 4.75 mil on the car and supposedly this car is a tribute to the 70s Boxer engined Ferraris, Why did he go for a V12 instead of a boxer 12.
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One word. WOW.

This is why I want to be a Rockstar!

Eric Clapton, you've got taste, Sir.

This is how Ferraris are supposed to look, and back in the '90s, this is how I pictured modern Ferraris to look. It's got all the right modern touches, but looks effortlessly clean, understated and 'just right'.

Most modern Ferraris look like their body-work has been forced. Probably because they've been designed in wind-tunnels, and not on a drawing board by an enthusiast with a pencil.

Oh how I love this car, and it makes me go weak in the knees.

Would have been icing on the cake, had Ferrari engineered a one-off boxer-mill with modern components. That would have been mouth-watering.

I'm sure Ferrari would have done that for a few extra million.
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I don't see anything wrong with this Ferrari. The pictures posted are of bad quality and none of it is in full length to appreciate this. I am sure when better pictures come out it will be appreciated.

A modern man with an old-fashioned heart as the song goes. \m/ Clapton!
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that looks like a ferrari now , beautiful! hints of the lovely testarossa from the front grill
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Can it do 185 ?


A different pace there with the V12, unlike what he puts his strings through !
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Here is a rather discretely taken video of the SP12. Don't like the design much but I guess it had to be like this to give a tribute to the 512BB.

P.S: His request for a V12 Italia dates back to 2010 and Ferrari had promised to make a one-off for him!
Read here: http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-new...a-ar92796.html


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Its not a V12 as reports suggest.It retains the V8 and the rest of the drive-train.
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Its not a V12 as reports suggest.It retains the V8 and the rest of the drive-train.
That's quite a dampener.

Anyway, what do YOU think of the design language? I think it's brilliant. I also think ALL Ferraris should have ideally been designed on similar lines.
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That's quite a dampener.

Anyway, what do YOU think of the design language? I think it's brilliant. I also think ALL Ferraris should have ideally been designed on similar lines.
+1. The most beautiful Ferrari according to me in recent time.
Does anyone have its high res pictures? Need them for wallpaper.
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I really like the rear and side profile. It is more like a blast from the past. The front could have been better though.

And, they could have done a better job with the paint. The black bumper and the silver fins have to go.
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