Every now and then, Ferrari’s Special Projects division creates a distinctive one-off for a wealthy customer. The most recent is the P80/C, unveiled towards the end of March as a unique take on the Ferrari 488 GT3.
The Italian car manufacturer spent almost four years creating the P80/C with design inspiration taken from both the 330 P3/P4 and the 1966 Dino 206 S. The supercar was recently taken to the Monza circuit in Italy for a filming session and looks absolutely superb on the move.
This clip doesn’t show the car being taken to its limits; most of the time, it can be seen trundling around the circuit at fairly low speeds with a Porsche Macan camera car in tow. Nevertheless, we do get the opportunity to hear and see it on the move for the very first time and can confirm that the original press pictures didn’t do the vehicle justice.
While the P80/C may use the chassis of the 488 GT3, it looks totally unlike it – or any other modern Ferrari for that matter. At the front there is a low, short, and stubby nose that includes small LED headlights and a bold splitter. The sides feature a series of aggressive aerodynamic components, with the most prominent being the carbon fiber skirts, while a huge wing, tiny taillights, and a diffuser almost as crazy as what’s found on the FXX K Evo dominate the rear end.
Ferrari hasn’t detailed the P80/C’s powertrain, but we know that it is a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 – and it’s much louder than the one in the 488…