Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)Commemorates 50 Yrs in Japan with Special Edition Supercar
Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is very adept at creating Special Edition Supercars. This latest Special Edition is the J50 is Japan only.
It is called the Ferrari J50, and just 10 will be made. The sleek targa-topped supercar was created by Ferrari’s Special Projects division to celebrate the 50th anni of Ferrari in Japan.
The J50 is based on the 488 Spider, but has completely different bodywork inspired by iconic Ferraris, including the F40 and F50.
The overall design is more aggressive than the 488 Spider, with a pointed nose and headlights that bear a passing resemblance to the slit-like lights on the Ferrari FXX K trackcar.
A Black graphic wraps around the nose and around the body, just like on the F40 and F50. The windshield and side windows are steeply angled, creating what Ferrari calls a “Helmet Visor” look.
Unlike the 488 Spider on which it is based, the J50 is not a full convertible.
Instead, it has a removable roof panel that exposes only the area directly above the cockpit, as anything more would have interrupted that sleek styling.
Ferrari says the lower windshield also increases airflow over the rear spoiler at the back of the car, which in turn provides more down force.
The J50 still uses a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8, with output upped by 20 hp, giving the J50 a total of 681 hp. The interior is unchanged from the 488 Spider, although added some special trim to the seats to match parts of the exterior.
Each of the 10 J50 production cars will be tailored made to its owner’s specifications, so they may end up looking a bit different from the red-and-black car pictured above.
Ferrari did not discuss the price, but no matter how much the J50 costs, it will likely sell out fast.
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