Ferrari's tenth one-off model is built out of hand-made aluminium
It's called the Omologata and has been inspired by historic Ferrari racers.
The Ferrari Omologata, as it is called, is the 10th one-off Ferrari model since 2009 that goes in the hands of its proud owner in Europe. It is based on the 812 SuperFast but bears many dissimilarities to it.
As it took two years for the workers to build this car which has been fascinated by Ferrari's revered motorsport heritage and even conjoins modern architecture and science fiction into it, there is some discordance, not in the way it appears but the way it has been built. This one-off model has been conjured purely out of hand-built aluminium and gets a flowing shape which is almost palpable to me. Its design confesses that the windscreen and those curved headlamps have been taken from its idol.
But apart from that, behold the more angular grille and the separate air intakes for a sharper and dynamic look. The most noticeable change is the absence of a rear glass area making way for louvres giving a nod to some antique Ferrari relics. Ferrari says the car was even enveloped in a unique Rosso Magma shade (a reddish hue) and some exclusive decals.
This is not where it all ends. There is some clever detailing on the inside as well making the car look as if it were special and meant for the affluent owners. An all-black theme for the dashboard is followed which is contrasted by an elegant blue-colour for the upholstery which gets a heterogeneous blend of leather and Jeans Aunde (alcantara-like fabric). But this is just the appetizer. The main course includes metal trim on the dash and bright outlines for the steering wheel. To reminisce with its glorious past, Ferrari has garnished the centre console in finish which is akin to the finish of a hammer blade.
As the car was only meant to look special, it's advisable not to have the false notion of increased performance. Sure, the rear-engine 6.5-litre V12 residing under the louvres does offer output in spates at a stonking 789 hp and 718 Nm of torque, but expect precisely that much. That said, it is expected for the car to hit 62 mph from a standstill in 2.9 seconds and top out at 211 mph.
What do you think is the best about the Omologata?