Ferrari SP38 is the latest creation from the company’s in-house One-Off division.

If you are fortunate enough to possess the requisite cash (who knows how much?) and be on a first-name basis with Ferrari management, they’ll build you a special car.

Not a show pony

The Ferrari SP38 was presented to its owner at Pista di Fiorano where the car was immediately put through its paces in a series of hot laps.

This new model is based on a 488 GTB but tailored to the exact tastes of their, no doubt, valued client.

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Tailored skin

The all-new bodywork is covered in a newly conceived three-layer metallic red paint job.

According to Ferrari:

Compared to the 488 chassis, the visual mass of SP38 appears concentrated over the rear wheels as the wedge design sharply stretches towards the front. In plan view, the strongly tapered nose expands towards muscular wheelarches, giving the car potency and agility. Specific inset headlights were designed to be as thin as possible, with the mandatory DRL (daytime running lights) units relocated to add character and functionality to a slim bumper lip reminiscent of the 308 GTB. On the side, the defining air scoop of the 488 GTB is completely concealed where the sheet metal folds in on itself from the low beltline on the door and into the rear wheelarch and three-quarter light.

F40 links

The twin-turbo, twin-intercooler set-up of the award-winning 488 GTB inspired the team to reference the revered F40.

A new engine cover has been fashioned in carbon-fibre with shutlines slashing the flanks reminiscent of the F40’s. Another F40 design cue is the new, fared-in rear spoiler.

The Ferrari SP38 will be on public display for the first time at the upcoming Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Saturday 26th May 2018.

Other one-off specials

In 2012 Ferrari created the SP12 EC for “Slow hand” himself, Mr Eric Clapton. That car supposedly cost $4,7m to create. It is based on a 458 but has the appearance of a modern 512BB, a car that Clapton owned in the 1980s.

The Ferrari SP30 Arya (sketch of grey car, above), based on a 599 GTO, was made for businessman and Ferrari collector, Cheerag Arya, who also owns a 430 Scuderia, 575M, 599 GTO, 599XX, Daytona, Enzo, F40 and SA Aperta.

There are two examples of the F12 TRS in existence, but they both belong to the same chap, which I guess makes it okay. Search “Sam Li” online if you want to ogle a car that any car enthusiast would give his left n… arm for.

You can see one of the F12 TRS models in action at the GoodWood Festival of Speed in the video below: