Ferrari Omologata is a V12, one-off masterpiece

The first one-off V12 since the 2009 P540 Superfast Aperta

It's a recurring theme these days. We're busy doing something else when all of a sudden one of the biggest names in the business comes up with a one-off beauty no one had been expecting. This is Ferrari's turn. And this is the Omologata.

The name is on point as the idea behind the Omologata was to build a one-off V12 that would spend most of its time on the road, even though Ferrari said this was built for a "discerning European client", which probably means it is actually going to spend most of its time in an air-conditioned vault somewhere. They began with the 812 Superfast, which was stripped to its bare parts and it seems most of the body was actually chucked away somewhere in the factory because the Omologata and the Superfast only share the headlights and the windscreen, everything else was replaced or altered. It's painted in a triple-layer Rosso Magnam with carbon fibre accents and a newly developed red shade for the livery.

The Superfast was apparently too modern, in terms of looks, for the customer and that's why he made them build the Omologata. The aluminium bodywork was hand-crafted and hand modified to pay tribute to some prancing horses from the past. There's a flattened oval grille and the muscular shape of the body is enhanced by the fastback-style horizontal cuts above the rear glass and the prominent spoiler.

The interior was also modified accordingly and it now features black-on-black leather + Jeans Aunde fabric upholstery with 4-point racing harnesses in blue. There are carbon fibre inserts but most of the elements are made from metal and painted with a special veneer specifically designed to hail back to the GT cars of the 50s and 60s.

Ferrari didn't say anything about the engine, which probably means the Omologata is still powered by the same 789-hp 6.5-litre V12 found under the bonnet of the Superfast. The price tag wasn't mentioned either but we're all familiar with Ferrari's mo. The 812 starts at around £263k in the UK and when somebody is known as a "discerning customer" in Ferrari's world, it means they already own a dozen special editions Ferraris and money is no object.

This is Ferrari's first V12 one-off since the 2009 P540 Superfast Aperta, and their tenth creation overall. It doesn't get much more special than this.

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Comments (15)

  • Regarding David’s comment. Ferrari was doing “vipers” decades before the viper was even on a drawing board. Take the Daytona for example?

      7 months ago
    • Ferrari has been doing great things for 70-odd years, that's their biggest strength, and they're extremely well aware of it, and that's their biggest flaw

        7 months ago
    • A valid, unique point you make and a fresh perspective for me. Hmmmmm??

        7 months ago
  • In a time when we’re all accustomed to super sleek, low slung, repli-racers / track cars, it’s downright refreshing to see this masterpiece from Maranello! Cannot find a single solitary thing wrong with this beauty. I’d love to see that paint up close and personal!

      7 months ago
  • This is how 812 Superfast should have looked like from the beginning

      7 months ago
  • Ferrari made a Viper. Cute. 😉

      7 months ago
  • Great, but the 458 still the most beautiful looking after sooo many years of not-so-great-looking cars

      7 months ago