Unlike the convertible F8 Spider, the SP-8 has no roof. This enabled Ferrari’s designers to completely rework the tail section of the car, because they no longer needed to accommodate space for a folding roof.
The result is a dramatic split in the car’s shoulder line, with a carbonfibre and glass upper deck and a silver-painted lower area that flows into the engine bay cover.
Entirely removing the roof also required significant aerodynamic adjustments to reduce wind noise, said Ferrari.
The carbonfibre front end has been restyled with thinner headlights and a wider grille, improving airflow to the front radiators and bringing a more aggressive look. This area has been left unpainted, giving a strong contrast with the matt grey rear end.
The SP-8 also features several references to mainstream Ferraris past and present. The rear lights are derived from those on the Roma grand tourer, while the five-spoke wheels are said to recall those of the F40.