• Ferrari unveiled a one-off car for a European customer called the Omologata.
• It's based on the 812 Superfast and uses its V12 engine but has unique coach-built elements to the model.
• The car took two years to complete from sketch drawings to build.
A unique Ferrari has been seen lapping Fiorano during a brief yet intense shakedown says the company. Powered by a V12 engine and finished in Rosso Magma, the new Ferrari Omologata is a clear descendant of Ferrari’s great GT tradition spanning seven decades of history.
The Omologata was commissioned by a discerning European client, and is latest offering in brand's line of unique coachbuilt one-off models.
The project took a little over two years to complete from the initial presentation of sketches, starting with images that covered a variety of inspirations, from racing heritage to sci-fi and references to modern architecture.
Based on the 812 Superfast, the design objective was to exploit the proportions of the mid-front layout to deliver a very sleek design defined by smooth volumes and undulating reflections. The company says the trickiest aspect was striking the ideal balance between expressiveness and restraint: the Omologata had to ooze street presence whilst maintaining a very pure formal language.
Uniqueness in more than name
Omologata is the 10th front-engined V12 one-off Ferrari has delivered since the 2009 P540 Superfast Aperta.
The client gave clear instructions down to every detail on the car, the designers effectively took into account countless variables to make this a bespoke model through and through. The quest for the ultimate touch went as far as developing a new shade of red just for the livery, to match the fiery triple-layer Rosso Magma over darkened carbon-fibre finish.
Inside the car, a plethora of trim details link the Ferrari's racing heritage. The electric blue seats, finished in a combination of leather and Jeans Aunde fabric with four-point racing harnesses, stand out against a full black interior.
Metal parts on the dashboard and steering wheel are finished with the crackled paint effect associated with the great GT racers of the 1950s and 1960s as well as with Ferrari’s engine cam covers.
A hammered paint effect so often used in cars such as the 250 LM and 250 GTO finds its way on details such as the inner door handles and on the Ferrari F1 bridge.