Following the tradition of occasional on-off cars, Ferrari recently announced the Omologata, a one of a kind V12 grand tourer that is largely inspired by the Ferrari 812 Superfast. Ferrari describes the new car as an exercise in “exploiting the proportions of the potent, mid-front layout” to deliver something altogether more unique.
Designed and developed by a team led by Flavio Manzoni, the car ditches almost all of the 812’s design elements except the headlights and the windscreen, giving it a completely new and futuristic look while also keeping the distinct Ferrari appearance that we have all come to expect.
Under the hood, the Omologata comes fitted with the same engine as the 812; a humongous 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 789 bhp and 530 lb-ft of torque. In the 812, the engine spurred the car to a 0-60 mph time of 2.8 seconds so we should expect comparable performance in the Omologata.
On the outside, the Omologata comes in a striking shade of red livery matched with dark carbon fiber accents along with a huge number “7” racing graphics visible on the hood and the side doors.
The design team over at Maranello handcrafted the Omologata in its entirety from aluminum materials adding a massive flat grille at the front and three horizontal transversal cuts at the back, completing the new look. Single rear taillights that the company says “underline the tension” along with a new rear spoiler further enhancing the car’s uniqueness.
On the inside, the car’s all-black cabin is fitted with electric blue seats made from leather and “Jeans Aunde” fabric with four-point harnesses. The designers opted for a more old school approach with metallic switches finished in a “crackled paint effect” present on the dashboard and the steering wheel.
A “hammered paint effect” found in cars such as the Ferrari 250 GTO is also present on the car’s inner door handles and the stand out Ferrari F1 badge.
The Ferrari Omologata is the 10th one-off V12 engined car that the company has made since the P540 Superfast Aperta. The Omologota was commissioned by a “discerning European client” according to Ferrari. If the $340,000 of the Ferrari 812 Superfast is anything to go by, it will surely cost a lot more.