Leaked patent drawings that showed up last October weren’t revealing Ferrari’s replacement for the California but rather a one-off version of the FF developed under Ferrari’s ultra-exclusive Special Projects program. A photo of the completed car has now surfaced, revealing a design that blends elements of several contemporary Ferraris and an F1-inspired red and white paint job.
Ferrari is yet to reveal any official details but World Car Fans is reporting that the car was commissioned by a customer in Japan and that it has been labeled the SP FFX. If the information is accurate, this will be the second known Special Projects Ferrari to be commissioned by a customer in Japan. The previous was the program’s first car, the F430-based SP1.
Other known Special Projects Ferraris include the yet-to-be-revealed SP Arya, SP12 EC commissioned by Eric Clapton, Superamerica 45, P540 Superfast Aperta, and the 612 GTS Pavesi.
Of more interest to Ferrari fans is news that the latest SP FFX previews some of the styling elements destined for Ferrari’s California replacement (we hope not), which is expected to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The new car is expected to ride on a heavily revised version of the current California’s platform and feature a new twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 engine developing around 560 horsepower. The engine will be loosely based on the twin-turbo 3.8-liter mill used by Maserati, which incidentally is built by Ferrari. For more details on the car, including spy shots of a test mule, click here.
Stay tuned for an update.