The Ferrari P80/C is revealed as a one-off Ferrari for a very wealthy Ferrari connoisseur, based on the 488 GT3 and inspired by Ferrari’s prototype races.
If your pockets are deep enough, Ferrari will build you whatever you want – just as they did for Eric Clapton – and this, the Ferrari P80/C, is another example of what Ferrari can do.
The brief was to build a modern supercar inspired by Ferrari racers like the 330 P3/P4, and the starting point was the Ferrari 488 GT3 racer, chosen because its longer wheelbase gave more freedom and flexibility for the designers.
The P80/C’s aerodynamics are based on those of the 488 GT3, but without being constrained by sporting regulations Ferrari has added a new front splitter and rear diffuser, underbody aerodynamics, and the bodywork at the back gets F1-inspired T-wings. And it’s all carbon fibre.
It’s also quite ‘cab-forward’, has a wraparound windscreen, flying buttresses and bodywork that’s wide at the back and the front but tapers in in the middle, with an interior pretty much the same as the 488 GT3, with a few tweaks, and it uses the same 3.9 litre V8 as the donor car.
The new owner also has the choice of ‘Play’ or ‘Display’ looks, with a carbon fibre wing and 18″ alloys for actually attacking a track, and 21″ wheels for showing off.
Ferrari say the P80/C has taken four years to develop and build. So it won’t have been cheap.