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Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta : 2010

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The first shake-down has been held at Fiorano of a very special one-off, the P540 Superfast Aperta, built for an American client. The car, the second in a new Special Projects programme created by Ferrari to meet requests from the most discerning clients and collectors to create truly unique models, is based on the 599 GTB Fiorano and was inspired by a Carrozzeria Fantuzzi-designed Ferrari built specifically for the 1968 Fellini film, Toby Dammit, itself inspired by one of the tales of Edgar Allan Poe.


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2010 Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta.

The P540 Superfast Aperta’s proud new owner, Edward Walson, son of John Walson, the inventor of cable TV, approached Ferrari in 2008 to produce a modern reinterpretation of the gold-coloured car in the film. “I had always dreamed of designing sports cars,” Walson explains, “and when I saw this film the decision came of its own accord: one day I would have ‘my’ Ferrari.”

In accordance with the Special Project’s approach to producing such individual one-offs, the P540 Superfast Aperta respects all existing international safety and homologation requirements and is thus road legal. The car was designed by Pininfarina and built in Maranello, and the client was directly involved in each stage of its development. As the 599 GTB Fiorano donor car is a coupé, considerable effort went into strengthening the chassis by using finite element analysis in development and the increase in weight was kept down to just 20 kg by employing carbon-fibre extensively. From the initial sketches to the final, road-legal car took just 14 months.

As the client took delivery of the car at Fiorano his excitement was understandable: “This is the most special Christmas present of my life.”

Technical specifications
• Length 4731 mm
• Width 1954 mm
• Height 1300 mm
• Wheelbase 2750 mm
• Front track 1690 mm
• Rear track 1620 mm

Engine
• 65° V12
• Displacement 5999 cc
• Maximum power 456 kW (620 CV) at 7600 rpm
• Maximum torque 608 Nm (62 kgm) at 5600 rpm

Transmission.
• F1 6-speed gearbox

Tires.
• Front 245/35 20”
• Rear 305/35 20”

Fuel consumption.
• Combined cycle 17.9 l/100 km

CO2 emissions.
• Combined cycle 415 g/km

Curiosity.
This special car’s color was inspired by the film ”Toby Dammit”, one of the three episodes of the film “Histoires Extraordinaires” made in 1968 based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

“Toby Dammit”, the third of the three episodes, directed by Federico Fellini, with Terence Stamp Salvo Randone and Milena Vukotic, based on the story “Never Bet The Devil Your Head”.

The other two episodes, ”Metzengerstein” and “William Wilson”, were directed by Roger Vadim and Louis Malle.

(source: Ferrari)


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2010 Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta.

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2010 Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta.

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COMMENTS
Mani2840 days ago

What amazing and mind boggling car is this and i like the devise and looks of the car very much. And obviously the technology and machinery of the car will be top- notch and ravishing. Ferrari always believe to give satisfaction to his customer by the remarkable service.

Jesi2840 days ago

It''s really great and amazing car! I like the color of this car most rather than design!

chris2839 days ago

looks like a vette that has been ferrarized

Jakob2839 days ago

@Chris, my exact same thought: look at that vette...

Matt2839 days ago

That was also my first thought, it looks like a '69 Corvette from every angle.

Marcelo ARG2835 days ago

Es como un Corvette Stingray, out Ferrari

marro22834 days ago

True, it does resemble a stingray Vette, but one could argue that chevy first copied the design cues of the 250 GTO which came before it in the early '60s...

I still think this is a failure for ferrari, now if it had a triton on it i might be singing a different tune.

Kazt1232833 days ago

I don't like the side vents in the back it ruins the look

Andy2570 days ago

Ferrari can really create a phenomenal car. It's true that you can't really forget the name Ferrari in the auto world because their power and speed can almost match up an F1 car. Their steering is also so smooth like an F1 car, it is possible that Ferrari uses the same like those in F1 cars. Ferrari really break through the limits of machine technology.

Eli2569 days ago

That Ferrari P540 would look much more nicer and hotter in black or red. I don't like that color because it's look kinda old and lame. That color doesn't show a powerful and bold effect.

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