Ferrari has unveiled the unique SP-8, a bespoke creation commissioned by a Taiwanese customer which lies on the platform of a modified F8 Spider.
The removal of the electrically retractable hardtop allowed Ferrari’s designers to reimagine the car’s rear section without the need to accommodate a folding roof.
A standout feature of the SP-8 is its striking colour scheme. Carbon fibre with a glossy iridescent Blue Sandstone finish adorns the darker elements of the bodywork, creating a captivating two-tone effect when combined with the matte Argento Micalizzato paint. The front showcases a full-width cast aluminium grille made from a single, 3D-printed mould, with a unique arrangement of vertical spokes that balance aesthetics and aerodynamics. Special headlight covers and wheels inspired by the F40 complete the distinctive look.
Moving to the rear, the SP-8 takes inspiration from more recent Ferrari models, featuring square exhaust tips from the 296 GTB and taillights borrowed from the Roma but with custom lenses. Inside, the dashboard architecture retains its F8 roots, while the F1 transmission gear selector adopts a retro gate design reminiscent of the SF90 Stradale.
While the SP-8 is a one-off creation, it keeps the formidable heart of the F8 Spider – a twin-turbocharged 3,9-litre V8 engine producing an impressive 529 kW and 770 N.m of torque, sent straight to the rear wheels. This engine’s track record is notable, having won the Engine of the Year award four times, making it one of Ferrari’s most celebrated powertrains.
The SP-8 joins the ranks of Ferrari’s ‘Special Projects’ cars, such as the SP38 and the SP275 RW. What sets it apart is its radical transformation into a roofless roadster and its distinctive design, drawing inspiration from both classic and modern Ferrari models. While the power figures of the twin-turbo V8 remain consistent with the F8 Spider, the SP-8’s bespoke design and unique colour scheme make it a true collector’s piece.
Currently, the Ferrari SP-8 is showcased at the Mugello track in Italy until the 30th of October, as part of the Finali Mondiali Ferrari 2023 event. Following this, it will make its way to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, where it will be on display from November 16, 2023, until March 2024, giving enthusiasts and admirers the opportunity to appreciate this one-of-a-kind creation before it is united with the Taiwanese customer who commissioned its build.