Eric Clapton's Bespoke SP12 EC in Latest Issue of Ferrari Magazine

May 28, 2012
Ferrari SP12 Right Front Angle
The term "bespoke" is used rather loosely now. As used by luxury manufacturers, it generally signifies a non-common trim, material or color to meet the tastes of well-heeled customers that simply can't have the same vehicle as their one-percent neighbors. But even "bespoke" models typically don't have radical styling or sheetmetal changes. But the term certainly applies in the one-off Ferrari SP12 EC, built for legendary British rock guitarist Eric Clapton.
Ferrari has taken the bespoke concept to a new level with the Ferrari SP12 EC, a model based on the 458 Italia incorporating some styling details of the 512 BB model, of which Clapton has owned three. The legendary guitarist's wish was for a modern model with styling influences from the classic model. Although not powered by a boxer 12-cylinder like the original 512 BB, the SP12 EC's front grille and dark lower body painting give it a striking resemblance to the 512, the predecessor to the over-the-top Ferrari Testarossa model of the 1980s.
The car's styling was a collaboration between Ferrari, Pininfarina, and Ferrari's One-Off bespoke program. More details about Clapton's involvement in the creative process for the car can be read in the latest issue of the Ferrari Official Magazine.
Source: Ferrari
 

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