One-Off Ferrari P80/C looks amazing as an open-top racer, but it's never gonna happen.
Last week, Ferrari revealed its most extreme one-off creation yet: the P80/C. Based on the 488 GT3 race car, the P80/C was commissioned for a wealthy client who wanted a modern interpretation of some of the most famous Ferrari Sports Prototype racing cars from the 1960s, such as the 330 P3/P4, Dino 206 S, and 250 LM. Inevitably, it hasn’t taken long for render artists to envision other variants of the Ferrari P80/C. AksyonovNikita, for example, has digitally transformed the P80/C into an open-top race car.
As fetching as it looks, the chances of Ferrari building an open-top Spider version of the P80/C are slim. After all, the Ferrari P80/C is a one-off project that took four years to develop, so creating another version would ruin its exclusivity unless it was commissioned by the original owner. It’s also limited to the race track as it was not homologated for road use.
The one-off P80/C is based on the same platform as the 488 GT3, which has a longer wheelbase than the street-legal 488 GTB and Spider, allowing the designers to create a unique design made entirely from carbon fiber. It features a centrally-positioned cockpit and several design elements inspired by iconic Ferrari race cars.
The wraparound windshield is a nod to classic racers, while the headlights were replaced with slits that resemble the air intakes in the grille of the 330 P3/P4. The engine cover with aluminum louvers is also a design reference to the Ferrari 330 P3/P4.
If it ever did get the green light, a Ferrari P80/C Spider would be powered by the 488 GT3’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that develops 600 hp. Since it doesn’t have to comply with racing regulations, the P80/C’s engine may have a higher output, but Ferrari hasn’t revealed any technical specifications.