If you thought a new Ferrari turned heads, meet the SP-8, the latest jaw-dropper from Maranello’s Special Projects division. This custom-built roadster is a visual spectacle, boasting a captivating two-tone design and a myriad of nods to Ferrari’s storied history. Commissioned by an undisclosed customer in Taiwan, the SP-8 is based on the F8 Spider but takes customization to the extreme. It ditches the retractable hardtop for an open-air experience, revamps the front end with a more defined shape, an expansive grille, and all-new headlamps. You’ll also find elements borrowed from other Ferraris, like the windscreen and exhaust tips from the 296 GTB, taillights reminiscent of the Roma, and modernized five-spoke alloy rims inspired by the iconic F40. The real showstopper? A stunning two-tone paint job in glossy Blue Sandstone and matte Argento Micalizzato.
Inside, subtle tweaks make for an elegant cabin. The grated gear selector, reminiscent of the SF90 Stradale, adds a touch of exclusivity. The seats are luxuriously covered in laser-etched Navy Blue Alcantara and gradient-effect cloth, while iridescent twill mats adorn the floors. Under the hood, the SP-8 retains the F8 Spider’s impressive twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine, producing a remarkable 710 horsepower and 568 ft-lbs of torque. While performance figures remain undisclosed, it’s safe to say this roadster is no slouch. As for the price tag, Ferrari isn’t sharing that detail, but you can be sure it’s far north of the F8 Spider’s $324,342 sticker price.
Unfortunately, it’s not for sale, but you can catch a glimpse of this masterpiece in Italy, where it will be on display at Mugello Circuit from Wednesday until the end of the month and then at the Ferrari Museum from the middle of November until March next year. The SP-8 is the embodiment of Ferrari’s relentless pursuit of automotive excellence and a true collector’s dream.