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Ferrari reveals one-off P80/C

Unique model was inspired by cars from the Italian brand’s history

Ferrari has unveiled a unique new model – the P80/C.

Built thanks to a request from a client, the bespoke vehicle is based on a 488 GT3 racer chassis. This was used because of the increase in wheelbase length it offers – 50mm longer than the regular 488 GTB road car.

The car’s aerodynamics are based on its donor’s, but add a new front splitter and a larger, redesigned rear diffuser. The bodywork is crafted entirely from carbon-fibre, and a range of underbody aerodynamic elements have been included too.

As a result of being a track-only vehicle, the P80/C isn’t bound by road car regulations. It has allowed Ferrari to reduce the size of the car’s headlights, while adding a concave rear windscreen.

The rear bodywork section has been given T-wings – a design feature which have featured on Formula 1 cars in recent years.

Though Ferrari hasn’t disclosed performance figures for the car yet, it’s likely that it utilises a derestricted version of the 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 found in the 488 GT3. The regular road-going 488 GTB produces 661bhp, so expect figures well in excess of this.

The interior is stripped-back and lightweight. The side areas of the dashboard are redesigned compared to those on the 488 GT3, while the door panels have been created from carbon-fibre, with Ferrari claiming that they ‘have no impact on the car’s weight’.

No price for the P80/C has been revealed yet.

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