While it’s unfortunate that this will never happen, it’s fairly obvious why. For one, it’s a one-off project that was almost four years in the making. It’s not homologated for road use and it doesn’t comply with any racing series regulations, but was commissioned by a Ferrari connoisseur who wishes to remain anonymous.
The person who instigated this project wanted to have a modern interpretation of the 330 P3/P4 and Dino 206 S, and paid an undisclosed, but undoubtedly hefty, sum for it. Thus, it doesn’t take a nuclear scientist to deduct that the contract signed with Ferrari most likely has a clause that ensures the P80/C will remain a one-off.
Based on the same platform as the 488 GT3, which has a longer wheelbase than the street-legal 488 GTB/Spider, the P80/C’s cockpit has been pushed towards the front. The interior looks pretty much like the one of the GT3 racer, albeit with a few updates, and the overall efficiency has been improved by around five percent thanks to the new aero kit.
Ferrari still hasn’t released any powertrain details, but it most likely uses the 488 GT3’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8. However, since it doesn’t have to comply to any road or racing regulations, there’s a chance that the engine has been tuned to exceed the racer’s 600 horsepower.