The new Ferrari Homologated one-off, with its Rosso Magma colour scheme and sophisticated racing livery, is clearly inspired by the legendary, over 70 year-old tradition of Ferrari Gran Turismo. The latest addition to Maranello’s one-off model line, commissioned by a leading European Prancing Horse customer, is a vibrant concentration of all those values that define the special relationship between Ferrari and the world of Gran Turismo: it is, in fact, a car capable of being at ease both on the road and on the track, driven by a true gentleman driver.

To this end, the designers led by Flavio Manzoni, have given vent to their creativity starting from the platform of the 812 Superfast, of which only the windscreen and headlights have been maintained. The aim was to leverage the proportions dictated by the powerful central-front architecture of the starting platform to shape agile shapes, defined by fluid volumes and wavy reflections embellished with graphic elements of great detail and skilfully dosed openings where necessary for aerodynamic requirements. The greatest challenge was to find the perfect balance between aesthetic expressiveness and technical limitations: in fact, the Homologated had to maintain its formal purity but, at the same time, conquer the road with its bearing.

At the start of the development process of each new Ferrari, one of the most complex challenges that Flavio Manzoni and the Centro Stile’s design team face is that of being able to meet the high safety standards associated with road homologation without compromising the driving emotions and dynamic qualities typical of every Prancing Horse car. The difficulties increase if the project starts from a pre-existing platform; and in fact ‘homologated’ was one of the key words that accompanied the design of the tenth unique model with front V12 engine made by Ferrari starting from the 2009 P540 Superfast Aperta. In addition, of course, to the customer’s detailed instructions that covered every detail of the car, the designers took into account countless other variables to ensure that this model became an instant classic with nothing to envy from the Maranello range of models. The search for perfection was so painstaking that the development team developed a new shade of red for the livery, to match the bold, three-layered Rosso Magma and carbon fibre finishes.

Countless interior details recall the link between the car and Ferrari’s unparalleled history in the world of motorsport. Aunde leather and Jeans fabric seats with electric blue 4-point racing belts stand out on the total black interior. The lack of light from the fixed rear window creates an intriguing atmosphere in the cabin, vestiges of a lost era. The metal elements of the dashboard and steering wheel are embellished with a special paint finish commonly associated with the great GTs of the 1950s and 1960s (in addition to Ferrari’s iconic cylinder head covers). Some other details, such as the interior door handles and the iconic F1 central bridge, have been given a special hammered-effect paint finish typical of legendary Prancing Horse cars, including the 250 LM and 250 GTO.