Ferrari’s New One-Off SP48 Unica Is So Gorgeous We Can't Stop Staring
The Ferrari SP48 Unica is a gorgeous work of art on wheels, born from the mind of an anonymous owner and Ferrari's design team. This one-of-a-kind automobile was built through the Italian automaker's Special Projects program and we cannot take our eyes off of it.
Ferrari's SP48 Unica is an exquisite one-off based on the F8 Tributo. Along with the taut lines and aggressive stance, the iridescent orange supercar also borrows the F8's twin-turbocharged V-8 engine and likely produces the same 710 hp and 568 ft-lbs of torque. Even with the similarities, the SP48 has enough tweaks to the sleek design to make it stand apart.
When set next to the Tributo, the custom Unica has a more angular, arrow-shaped body. In order to achieve its sharper front profile, the Unica required a complete rethink of areas such as the taillights and headlights, with the taillights being influenced by the Ferrari Roma.
The Ferrari Styling Centre designers and Maranello's engineers needed to completely redesign the front grille and engine air intakes as well. The magnificent redesign resulted in perfect 3D grilles that have the appearance of a solid shape carved to "create a sense of seamless continuity and dynamic fluidity."
The thermal-fluid-dynamic design of the SP48 Unica does not lose any of the F8's racing soul, however. It was honed and perfected to deliver an improved aerodynamic balance that slices off an additional overall 12% of drag. Adding even more to the performance are redesigned and optimized cold air intakes on the front bumper and beneath the rear spoiler.
Nothing about this awe-inspiring vehicle is lost when you move to its interior. The F8 Tributo's heritage remains intact, but features a combination of color and trim that exemplifies the Unica's "sleek, sporty and aggressive personality." Black Alcantara is found on the seats and most of the cabin trim, and there are subtle bursts of iridescent orange fabric that match the exterior color.
This Italian sports car is surely a head-turner.
Top Image Courtesy of Ferrari