The second model to emerge from Ferrari’s top-secret Special Projects Programme has been revealed.
The department was set up in 2007 after the firm saw there was a market in creating unique models to wear the Ferrari badge.
In 2007 James Glickenhaus created a P4/5 based on an Enzo, but it was made by Pininfarina and not Ferrari. This meant Glickenhaus’s P4/5 wasn’t able to wear a Ferrari badge or be entered in concours events as a Ferrari.
Special Projects was then set up by Ferrari to counter this demand and ensure it could cater for one-off individual requests. Any car has to keep the same basic architecture as the donor car so it doesn’t have to be re-homologated.
Special Projects’ latest model is the Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta. It has been inspired by the gold Ferrari from the 1968 film Toby Dammit and was delivered to its new owner, Edward Walson, whose father invented cable television, over the weekend.