Using the running gear and chassis from an F12tdf as a starting point, Ferrari has created this gorgeous, open-roof machine.

While most of the automotive world is focused on the debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show, our eyes now turn to Maranello, Italy, where Ferrari unveils the unique SP3JC. Using the chassis and drivetrain from an F12tdf, a client commissioned the Prancing Horse's styling centre to create this take on a grand-touring roadster. The craftsman there laboured more than two years to bring the customer's desired shape into the real world.

Ferrari SP3JC F12 TdF

The SP3JC retains the F12tdf's long-bonnet-short-rear-deck proportions, but the design team makes tweaks to many of the panels. The front fascia now appears to be smiling at motorists, and there are more prominent intakes in the corners. Two transparent panels now make the engine visible, too, and the driver might even be able to see it rumbling through the windscreen. 

Where the F12tdf's wing vent exits through the top of the panel, the resculpted sides now have air exiting lower down. This change also flows into the doors that have less prominent creases that on the coupe. A pair of carbon fibre roll hoops now sit behind the seats and a narrow wing connects them.

Ferrari SP3JC F12 TdF

The SP3JC's rear has little in common with the F12tdf. Pairs of circular taillights replace the coupe's single lamps on each side. The louvered rear bumper looks like a product from Gilette.

The client’s passion for Pop Art is reflected in the strong graphics, and the unique combination of the Azzurro Met and Giallo Modena livery over the main Bianco Italia colour scheme underlines the car’s sensual volumes.

Ferrari SP3JC F12 TdF

The sporting theme is reinforced by specific detailing such as split glass inserts on the bonnet to show off the 769 bhp V12 engine, a flying bridge between the fairings of the integral carbon-fibre roll hoops and a brushed aluminium external fuel filler cap.

The seats are trimmed in blue leather with a white insert. The blue leather extends to the lower dashboard and the colour is picked up in the contrasting stitching to the rest of the interior trim.

Gallery: Ferrari SP3JC F12 TdF

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A one-off offering exclusive open-air V12 motoring at its purest

Maranello, 28 November 2018 – The latest Ferrari one-off project, the SP3JC, has been officially consigned to its owner. Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the SP3JC was commissioned by a Ferrari client and collector whose brief set out to create a pure, uncompromising roadster using the chassis and running gear of the F12tdf.

The sole one-off car to be commissioned on this limited-series special, the SP3JC is the maximum expression of open-air motoring, harking back to Ferrari’s epic V12-engined spiders of the 1950s and ‘60s. The striking one-off makes an important and individual styling statement and represents the outcome of over two years of intense work, with close involvement from the client throughout the process.

The SP3JC features a very muscular stance with dynamic sculpturing on the flanks designed to emphasise the front-engine layout, a distinctive air intake outline at the front, and a dramatic rear fascia with horizontal slashes contributing to a wider stance.

The client’s passion for Pop Art is reflected in the strong graphics, and the unique combination of the Azzurro Met and Giallo Modena livery over the main Bianco Italia colour scheme underlines the car’s sensual volumes.

The sporting theme is reinforced by specific detailing such as split glass inserts on the bonnet to show off the 780cv V12 engine, a flying bridge between the fairings of the integral carbon-fibre roll hoops and a brushed aluminium external fuel filler cap.

The seats are trimmed in blue leather with a white insert. The blue leather extends to the lower dashboard and the colour is picked up in the contrasting stitching to the rest of the interior trim.