Many Ferrari fans over the world were always overawed by their race cars. Nonetheless, only a handful are lucky enough to afford one-off car. We have another one-off track-race beauty by Ferrari which took almost four year for development. Ferrari P80/C took so long because as the Italian luxury automaker opted for a different approach. P80/C is an amalgamation of in-depth styling research, lengthy engineering development, and scrupulous aerodynamic testing. It is commissioned by an unnamed customer which Ferrari claims to be connoisseur of Ferrari world.
P80/C is entirely new and modern take on Ferrari sports car prototype. Client briefed Ferrari to create a modern sports prototype concept. He used two iconic Ferrari models 330 P3/P4 and the 1966 Dino 206 S for inspiration. This made task more difficult for Ferrari Styling Centre as they now had to create a completely new model that doesn’t exist in their lineup. They had to design prototype from two cars which had their own styling identity. It also had to be high-performance track car. Ferrari 488 GT3 chassis was decided as a basis as it had long-wheelbase and performance. It gave creative freedom to change few things. Cockpit was pushed more towards front that gave it an elongated rear section which gave it an aggressive look.
Other highlights in Ferrari P80/C includes muscular front and rear wings, broad buttresses that expand towards the air intakes, wraparound windscreen, and the visor effect of the greenhouse. These features can be found on 330 P3/4, Dino 206 S, and 250 LM berlinettas. Client wanted two configurations with the Ferrari P80/C. One is a racing setup which includes a carbon fiber wing and 18-inch single-nut wheels, and second is an exhibition package featuring 21-inch wheels and no aerodynamic appendages. This track car is entirely made from carbon fiber few technical specifications has been left bare. Exterior of P80/C is covered in bright Rosso Vero. Interior is same as 488 GT3 with roll cage.