Ferrari reveals one-off P540 Superfast Aperta, based on 599 GTB Fiorano

By Auto News Log • December 16th, 2009

It definitely pays to be Edward Walson, the son of the guy who invented cable television, as you can just go to Ferrari’s Special Projects division with a 599 GTB Fiorano and ask them nicely, with a considerable amount of money, to create a unique car based on it.

That is the case with this, the P540 Superfast Aperta model, which even though began life as a 599, is now a unique convertible model, based on the Carrozzeria Fantuzzi-designed Ferrari which appeared in the movie Toby Dammit.

“The car was designed by Pininfarina and built in Maranello, and the client was directly involved in each stage of its development,” revealed a Ferrari spokesperson. “As the 599 GTB Fiorano donor car is a coupé, considerable effort went into strengthening the chassis by using finite element analysis in development and the increase in weight was kept down to just 20 kg (44 lbs) by employing carbon-fiber extensively. From the initial sketches to the final, road-legal car took just 14 months.”

No modifications were made to the engine, which is a 6.0-liter V12, developing 620 HP and 608 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is pegged by Ferrari at 17.9 liters/100 km and CO2 emissions at 415 g/km, but when you’re rich enough to order a custom Ferrari from the company itself, these numbers don’t really matter.

Source: Ferrari

 

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