If a standard Ferrari 488 GTB isn't enough for you, and you're a really good customer, Maranello will happily go deeper into its bag of tricks from its One-Off program — hence this SP38. It was handed over this last week to its mysterious owner at the company's Fiorano test track.
Ferrari has done this before, most notably for rock legend Eric Clapton, who had a 512BB customized from top to bottom.
The SP38 gets the running gear of the 488, meaning a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 making 660 hp and 560 pound-feet with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. That's good for a 2.9-second sprint to 60 mph, at a base cost of about $250,000.
The SP38, we're guessing, cost a bit more than that. It gets new bodywork in a "three-layer metallic red" hue. The owner wanted some F40 cues in the design. The SP38 also gets more mass in back while the tapered nose and slim bumper reference the 308 GTB. The 488's side air scoop is covered, giving the SP38 a more slab-sided look.
In back, the donor car drops the rear glass in favor of a louverlike piece that's made from painted carbon fiber. The rear wing is where the F40 styling comes in, with a futuristic '80s look.
Ferrari's Tailor-Made arm outfitted the interior, though no photos were shown. Here's hoping a better view was possible over the weekend at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Lake Como, Italy.