The Ferrari J50 is a limited run of just ten cars – based on the 488 Spider – with a targa body which evokes Ferrari cars from the 1970s and 1980s.
Revealed today at the National Art Centre in Tokyo, the Ferrari J50 is, essentially, a rebodied Ferrari 488 Spider, and with just ten being built it will command a suitably premium price.
Harking back to Ferrari’s 1970s and 1980s targa bodied cars, the J50 comes with a 680bhp version of the 3.9 litre V8 from the 488, but its USP is the body.
Ferrari say the design was led by a desire to create a low slung roadster, with the bodywork rising on the targa to the roll hoops, a windscreen which wraps round to the side windows, a wide dividing line running round the nose and up the flanks, a sharper nose and the return of Ferrari’s statement quad tail lights.
Inside there’s not a lot going on that won’t be familiar to a 488 owner, although the J50 gets different materials, and there’s a two-piece carbon-fibre targa top which stows behind the seats.
Ferrari hasn’t given us prices for the J50, but it seems unlikely you’d get change from £2 million.