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      12-11-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Revealed: the new Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta one-off

The first shake-down has been held at Fiorano of a very special one-off, the P540 Superfast Aperta, built for an American client. The car, the second in a new Special Projects programme created by Ferrari to meet requests from the most discerning clients and collectors to create truly unique models, is based on the 599 GTB Fiorano and was inspired by a Carrozzeria Fantuzzi-designed Ferrari built specifically for the 1968 Fellini film, Toby Dammit, itself inspired by one of the tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

The P540 Superfast Aperta's proud new owner, Edward Walson, son of John Walson, the inventor of cable TV, approached Ferrari in 2008 to produce a modern reinterpretation of the gold-coloured car in the film. "I had always dreamed of designing sports cars," Walson explains, "and when I saw this film the decision came of its own accord: one day I would have 'my' Ferrari."

In accordance with the Special Project's approach to producing such individual one-offs, the P540 Superfast Aperta respects all existing international safety and homologation requirements and is thus road legal. The car was designed by Pininfarina and built in Maranello, and the client was directly involved in each stage of its development. 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 by employing carbon-fibre extensively. From the initial sketches to the final, road-legal car took just 14 months.

As the client took delivery of the car at Fiorano his excitement was understandable: "This is the most special Christmas present of my life."

Technical specifications

* Length 4731 mm
* Width 1954 mm
* Height 1300 mm
* Wheelbase 2750 mm
* Front track 1690 mm
* Rear track 1620 mm
* Engine
* 65° V12
* Displacement 5999 cc
* Maximum power 456 kW (620 CV) at 7600 rpm
* Maximum torque 608 Nm (62 kgm) at 5600 rpm
* Transmission
* F1 6-speed gearbox
* Tyres
* Front 245/35 20"
* Rear 305/35 20"
* Fuel consumption
* Combined cycle 17.9 l/100 km
* CO2 emissions
* Combined cycle 415 g/km

Curiosity

This special car's colour was inspired by the film "Toby Dammit", one of the three episodes of the film "Histoires Extraordinaires" made in 1968 based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

"Toby Dammit", the third of the three episodes, directed by Federico Fellini, with Terence Stamp Salvo Randone and Milena Vukotic, based on the story "Never Bet The Devil Your Head".

The other two episodes, "Metzengerstein" and "William Wilson", were directed by Roger Vadim and Louis Malle.
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      12-11-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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Looks like a cross between an old and new body corvette.
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      12-11-2009, 09:19 PM   #3
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It looks very maserati-ish... nasy.
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      12-11-2009, 09:40 PM   #4
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Terrible lines equals a terrible design.
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      12-11-2009, 09:43 PM   #5
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I'm sure that lower body work with Pininfarina all over it is carbon, but from 20ft it looks like some nasty 80s plastic body cladding.

Gold, really? Proof that money doesn't buy taste. *bleh*
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      12-11-2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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Would like to see this in person, maybe it would grow on me, this guy lives near me... doubt he would bring it to that house though .
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      12-12-2009, 12:49 AM   #8
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For what it is, I like it. Looking at it with the same perspective as any other car, I hate it (besides the front end).
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No.

Just no.
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Looks like a cross between an old and new body corvette.
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Ghastly. It looks like a kit car based on a C3 Corvette....for the money and effort expended it could have been absolutely beautiful.
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P4/5 owns that car
(one-off ferrari also)

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eww... it looks like a cheap kit car with ferrari badges. also he could have chosen a more appealing color.
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P4/5 owns that car
(one-off ferrari also)

Wrong, did you read the article? P4/5's owner is Glickenhaus.

"The P540 Superfast Aperta's proud new owner, Edward Walson, son of John Walson, the inventor of cable TV, approached Ferrari in 2008 to produce a modern reinterpretation of the gold-coloured car in the film. "I had always dreamed of designing sports cars," Walson explains, "and when I saw this film the decision came of its own accord: one day I would have 'my' Ferrari."
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looks like a 80's corvette
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Wrong, did you read the article? P4/5's owner is Glickenhaus.

"The P540 Superfast Aperta's proud new owner, Edward Walson, son of John Walson, the inventor of cable TV, approached Ferrari in 2008 to produce a modern reinterpretation of the gold-coloured car in the film. "I had always dreamed of designing sports cars," Walson explains, "and when I saw this film the decision came of its own accord: one day I would have 'my' Ferrari."
I didn't mean the same guy owns it, I meant P4/5 > P540.

Sorry about the internet lingo but "owns" means to be superior or better.
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P4/5 > P540.
Very, very true indeed.

Here's a pic without watermarks

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Yep, reminded me of a Stingray Corvette as well.


Now this is hawt:
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Looks like a cross between an old and new body corvette.
To all those saying it looks like a Corvette, you obviously don't know much about Ferraris, to know when it looks like the older 275s and especially, the car it was ACTUALLY PATTERNED AFTER, the Fantuzzi 330 LMB Spyder of the '60s (aka the Golden Spyder):



http://www.coachbuild.com/index.php?...70da3adef59e77



The owner of the new one wanted a one off modern reinterpretation of the classic one-off 1964 Ferrari, and that's what he got. He really didn't care if a bunch of teenagers on a BMW forum with no knowledge of Ferraris didn't approve. Nor should he.
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Still looks like a Stingray
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Still looks like a Stingray
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it looks like a corvette.
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