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First official pictures of a one-off Ferrari made for singer and guitarist Eric Clapton have been released

The first official pictures of a one-off Ferrari made for singer and guitarist Eric Clapton have been released.

The car, which is based on a Ferrari 458 Italia and uses the same 4.5-litre, 570bhp V8, has been modified to pay homage to Clapton’s favourite Ferrari, the 512 BB. Clapton has owned three 512 BBs, according to Ferrari.

The car, which is the latest to have been created for wealthy clients by Ferrari’s specialist One-Off Programme, is called the Ferrari SP12 EC.

Clapton took delivery of the car at the start of this year and delayed its registration to get it on to a 12 plate, which was more appropriate to its name.

However, although Clapton is known to be a fan of Ferrari 12-cylinder engines, the 12 in the car's name is not thought to relate to that fact. Instead, it is thought that Ferrari has previously had 10 special project cars commissioned (but not all built) and that Clapton requested not to have number 11, as he is superstitious and believes the number three is lucky. As a result, he requested 12 (1+2).

Clapton has previously owned a Ferrari 575, Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari 250 SWB.

No other details were released.

 

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tomy90 30 May 2012

when i heard how much this

when i heard how much this one off cost to purchase I was mortified. (its more than 1 million pounds to get this car)

for a car that is a 458 Italia with a retro styled exterior..... no offence but if I was paying that kind of money for a car I would want it to be more than a 458 in a retro outfit.

 

kcrally 29 May 2012

Eric Claptons only made 2 hit

Eric Claptons only made 2 hit songs that I can think of. Why is he famous ?

W124 29 May 2012

Still can't get my head round

Still can't get my head round the second solo on Crossroads - play that and you deserve whatever car you like - outstanding.