The one-off machine pays homage to the Ferrari 330 P3/P4 and Dino 206 S.
The Ferrari P80/C is a new one-off creation for a client in love with the Prancing Horse's famous race cars, particularly the sports cars of the 1960s. The automaker's engineering team began working on this project way back in 2015, and the development has finally reached the end with incredible results.
The P80/C is a track-only creation with the Ferrari 488 GT3 race car as its basis. Ferrari's designers and engineers work together to create a completely different body that's both aesthetically pleasing and functional around a circuit.
Not needing to fulfil all of the rules for the public road allows the designers to give the P80/C a low, wedge-shaped front end and a prominent splitter below it. An S-duct in the bonnet and louvres at the top of the wings help manage the airflow. The steeply sweptback windscreen helps create a very sleek silhouette when viewing the coupe from the side.
The Ferrari 488 GT3 has a wheelbase that's 50 millimetres longer than the road car, and the extra length lends greater visual weight to the back of the P80/C. One of the most striking features of the model's design is the huge intake right behind the door, and this design element leads the viewer's eye to the brawny rear quarter panels. The engine cover has an array of aluminium louvres that contrast with the rest of the machine's red body. Two tiers of wings and a massive diffuser dominate the view from the back.
Ferrari never discloses the price of its one-off creations, but the years of development indicate the unnamed buyer has some very deep pockets. The video above at least provides a brief opportunity to see the P80/C lap a track in anger before the buyer can put the machine in a garage near a private circuit far away from the public's prying eyes.