Ferrari’s Special Projects programme could almost be described as a dream-making facility of sorts, as the concept for each one-off Ferrari that trots out of its Maranello stables is born from the imagination of the customer themselves. Each original idea is nurtured by a team of designers at the marque’s Styling Centre, shaping and honing it into a one-of-a-kind, bespoke piece of automotive art. The latest addition to the One-Off series is the Ferrari SP48 Unica, which is defined by its unique rear end aesthetics.
The two-seater sports berlinetta was developed on the F8 Tributo platform and retains many of its aggressive lines — though plenty has changed, too.
Up front, the arrow-shaped nose profile benefits from a new grille and headlights, as well as relocated brake air intakes — all developed with the the latest modelling techniques and 3D prototyping. A bird’s eye view proves even more striking with the transition from black front windows to the dual-shaded roof, and then to the red engine cover thanks to the smaller side windows and the elimination of the rear screen. The graphic found on the centre of the roof is a clear reference to the air intakes on the engine cover, found just before the rear wing. As there’s no rear screen on the SP48 Unica, an intercooler intake has been placed just behind the side windows, meaning the size of the intakes on the flanks can be reduced.
The cabin also has also had a slight makeover, with black laser-perforated Alcantara seats and trim that show off the iridescent reddish-orange fabric underneath, while the hexagonal motif echoes the pattern found on the grilles. All in all, the sleek, sultry, yet aggressive aesthetic of the SP48 Unica is a masterclass in visual balance and poise — inside and out.