Ferrari has unveiled the SF48 Unica, the latest addition to the portfolio of customer-commissioned one-off models. Based on the F8 Tribute, the coupe was created by the Ferrari Styling Center for an anonymous client who participated in every step of the design process.
Almost every part of the F8 Tribute has been redesigned. On the front, the SF48 Unica features a new-look light, a new size bumper with bee-like inserts and a pair of vents. Black-out A-pillars create the illusion of a wrapped windshield. Even the door skins are specific to the model, and the designers have moved an intercooler to lower the engine’s air intake. On the rear, thin rectangular lights have replaced the F8’s quad-round units, and the rear bumper is new. One of the most striking styling signs is the lack of rear windows.
Creating a one-off model requires a lot of time and resources, especially since many changes alter the aerodynamic profile of the coupe. The rear overhang of the SF48 is slightly longer than the F8, and the extra inches increase the downforce on the rear wheels. Systematic-parametric modeling techniques and 3D prototyping have helped the designers of the printing horse make one-of-a-kind vehicles a reality.
Ferrari notes that the cabin of the SF48 looks a lot like the F8, although it has stopped publishing pictures. The interior of the two vehicles is not exactly the same, however: the customer who commissioned Unica requested a layer of cloth on the black laser-perforated Alcantara upholstery that matches the body color, for example. Matte carbon fiber trim and Grigio Canna di Fucile accents were also specified.
We estimate that no significant mechanical changes have been made, meaning that the power comes from a twin-turbocharged V8 rated at 3.9-liter, 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque. Mid-mounted, it rotates the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.
As usual, Ferrari did not disclose the identity of the owner of the SF48 Unica or how much it cost to build the car.