Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta

December 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

Here’s the latest coachbuilt Ferrari, developed for an American customer.

It’s called the P540 Superfast Aperta, and is inspired by an old one-off Ferrari which was designed for the movie Toby Dammit. Apparently Edward Wilson, the owner, sees the film and says I want to have my very own unique Ferrari! And since his father was the inventor of Cable TV, he’s got the cash, and so he got it!

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It tool Ferrari only 14 months to make this car out of first sketches. It is based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, despite the 612 front-end, but thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber, it is lighter than the 599 and therefore faster and more agile.

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The P540 features a Corvette-style removable top, and uses some of the styling cues of classic Ferraris. Mr. Wilson has described this car as the most special Christmas present of his life.

The powertrain is the same as the Fiorano, a 6.0 liter V12 engine developing 620 hp and 608 nm of torque mated to a six-speed F1 gearbox.

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