Ferrari SP 12 EC
Ferrari 458 Italia
Eric Patrick Clapton
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ferrari SP 12 EC pays hommage to the vintage Ferrari 512BB by it's design and colour scheme. The car was supposed to by powered by V12 at first, but because of the impact of such a modification to the chassis, 458 Italia's engine was left untouched. The engine swap would mean a new homologation process including crash tests.
It is not clear to public wheter the '12' stands for 'V12' or for Special Project #12. No-one outside a few from the Factory can't say. The CEO once said there are much more SP cars than the public knows, as they accept 4-5 every year. There are five publicly known - four officialy presented, one spotted in the streets of Switzerland (the GT Aperta).