Ferrari has built a 488 GTB-based one-off and it looks absolutely stunning

At this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este that concluded last weekend, Ferrari unveiled their latest bespoke creation to the public and it’s eye-poppingly gorgeous! Called the SP38 Deborah, the stunner is a part of the Italian carmaker’s One-Off customer program. Each bespoke car built under this program takes about 18 months to create. Ferrari says, the customer – “one of Ferrari’s most dedicated customers” who has a “deep passion for racing” – worked with the Maranello based marque on the car from the outset, collaborating on its design and each individual needs. The SP38 uses the chassis and running-gear from a 488 GTB and the styling is influenced by two of Ferrari iconic models from the past.

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The completely new bodywork looks very little like the 488 GTB, the car it’s based on. The front’s styling is inspired by the 308 GTB and is fitted with much narrower headlights. The rear, however, is a nod to one of the greatest Ferraris of all time – the legendary F40 – whose influence Ferrari says can be seen in the rear wing and engine cover. In addition to that, the SP38’s three-layer metallic red paint is also inspired by the Ferrari Halo car from the 1980s. Under the redesigned bodywork, the mechanics are the same as the 488 GTB, with the same twin-turbo 3.9-liter V8. There’s no word on the performance figures of the car, but we expect it to be similar to the standard 488 GTB that does zero to 60mph in 3 seconds and has a top speed of 205mph. And, not-so-surprisingly, Ferrari didn’t comment on the pricing either. Even the owner of the SP38 has wished to remain anonymous and Ferrari would not disclose whether it was the customer’s first one-off.

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