This car received a bit of early attention in the automotive press, but has largely remained out of the spotlight since. During the initial design phases, the SP30 was announced as a project underway for a client based in the UAE and preliminary design drawings were shown, showcasing the potential final product based on early conversations with the owner prior to production. After that, the project remained out of the public eye until only very recently.
Based on a 599 GTO chassis and drivetrain, the bodywork is completely unique to this car, defined by the 599 XX style rear winglets and speedster humps at the rear. Utilizing 458 Italia headlights and 599 tail lights, the car’s silhouette is clearly reminiscent of other front-engined, twelve-cylinder Ferraris. Boasting unique wheels, the scalloped bonnet most certainly inspired designers of the F12tdf.
The interior switchgear and components are sourced from two different Ferraris. With gauges, steering wheel and seats sourced directly from the 599 GTO, the car’s switchgear and infotainment system appears to be from the 612 GTO, characterized by the large satellite navigation system in the center console. Trimmed in two-tone grey Alcantara, standard carbon fiber is seen on the dashboard, transmission tunnel, steering wheel and paddle shifters, but red carbon is utilized on the parking brake handle and passenger side grab-handle, and red paint on the rims of the air vents matches the red tachometer and seatbelts. Like the 599 GTO, the SP30’s interior is devoid of carpets, hinting at its sporty atmosphere.
Presented in virtually as-new condition, the SP30 has barely, if ever, seen the open road, showing less than 110 km from new on its odometer. Even the original plastic protective covering is still affixed to the infotainment screen. Very much the crown jewel of its collection, the SP30 represents the ultimate manifestation of the wildest automotive desires of its first owner, and plainly was treated with respect as a piece of automotive artistry and history.
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