Ferrari is celebrating 50 years in Japan, and in true prancing horse fashion, it’s released a super-limited model that will make everyone remember this momentous occasion.
Like many limited-run, celebratory Ferraris, the J50 is based on a more common supercar; in this case, it happens to be the 488 Spider. To create the J50, however, Ferrari went over the top with body and aero work to truly make this rig stand out in a crowd.
Up front, this special model features bespoke LED headlights, a new bumper, a modified hood with a lower center section and two carbon-fiber air channels, and raised wheel arches. The windshield is also insanely unique, as it takes on a visor-like look. Behind this special glass is a removable targa top, which harks back to Ferraris of the 1970s and ‘80s.
On the rear, the radiators are positioned closer together and there are roll hoops behind the seats with air foils between them. Also livening up the rear end are the quad taillights, a high-downforce wing and a specially shaped rear diffuser made to look like jet engine afterburners.
On the corners, Ferrari has added special 20-inch rollers.
Inside, buyers will enjoy custom sport seats and more.
Under the transparent polycarbonate engine cover lies the same 3.9-liter turbocharged V-6 as the 488, but Ferrari doesn’t mention its output. Chances are, this engine has a touch more power than the standard model’s 660 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.
Ferrari will build just 10 examples of this supercar, and it will tailor each car to its owner. There is no mention of pricing.