Ferrari unveiled its latest one-off customer car today: the svelte, deep-red Omologato. It’s lovely, of course, and, from what we are assured, fast. It has lapped Fiorano and done well there, though we didn’t get any lap times.
It is the 10th front-engined V12 one-off Ferrari has delivered since the 2009 P540 Superfast Aperta. It was made for “a discerning European client,” Ferrari said, without naming him or her. Ferrari says the Omologato is “the latest offering in Ferrari’s line of unique coachbuilt one-off models… a vibrant evocation of the values that define Ferrari in relation to GT racing; a car that is equally at ease on the road as it is hitting an apex on the track in the hands of a true gentleman driver.”
Or lady driver, we assume.
The car sits on an 812 Superfast, a fine V12-powered place to start. From there designers lead by Flavio Manzoni changed everything. The only elements remaining from the 812 are the headlights and the windshield, Ferrari said.
“The trickiest aspect was striking the ideal balance between expressiveness and restraint,” Ferrari said. “The Omologata had to ooze street presence whilst maintaining a very pure formal language.”
The interior is likewise redone to client specifications, with “electric blue” seats finished in “a tasteful combination of leather and Jeans Aunde fabric.” (Anyone knows who Jeans Aunde is, please tell me.) The rest of the interior is black. There is crackled paint finish on the metal dials as you might find on a real race car from the ‘50s and ‘60s.
But alas, it will go to only that one “discerning European client,” who, again, ain’t you or me. How do you say “sigh*” in Italian?
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