By the way Ferrari has done this before, but Clapton's might be somewhat unique if the project was initiated directly by Ferrari. Pininfarina did two P4/5 custom cars for James Glickenhaus, the first based off the Enzo and a second racing model with underpinnings from the 430 Scuderia. There was also the 575GTZ that Zagato made for a Japanese car collector.
Meanwhile Pagani has been making special versions of the Zonda like it's going out of style (which with the Huayra coming it might be). They build 5 Cinques, 5 Cinque roadsters, 3 Tricolores and probably at least 7 or 8 custom one-off versions commissioned by customers including the absolutely incredible 760RS.
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
KiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 10087 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 2): They build 5 Cinques, 5 Cinque roadsters, 3 Tricolores and probably at least 7 or 8 custom one-off versions commissioned by customers including the absolutely incredible 760RS.
And one for Lewis Hamilton.
Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):
Take an original 512BB and "update" it, you will ruin the resale value of a classic, rare car. People want it as it was the day it came out of the factory.
Nah look at all the Eagle E-types, take an old car modernise the brakes, suspension, engine, fit air con and bingo you have a usable classic. Eagle E-types are actually worth more than a none converted car. The 512 BB was built in fairly large numbers too, it's not the most well loved Ferrari either.
Dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 9772 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 5): Nah look at all the Eagle E-types, take an old car modernise the brakes, suspension, engine, fit air con and bingo you have a usable classic. Eagle E-types are actually worth more than a none converted car.
It's different with E-types, of which over 70,000 were made. Sure, if Eagle modernizes a hundred or so cars, no big loss. But is someone were to do that with the very few '56 Mercedes 300SL Gullwings remaining, or a Lamborghini Miura, or an orginal Ferrari 250 GTO, the man who did it would get (justifiably) lynched. There were only 2000 512BBs built, so while some may not like it, it was an important car for Ferrari (their first ever mid-engine supercar), and its rarity should be respected.
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
Well I like it, like it very much in fact. Must admit that I am very much prone to drool over almost anything red and wearing a prancing horse, with a few notable exceptions, but this is still a very successful 21st century rendition of the BB. Congratulations Eric, you lucky b@stard
From receips and radials over straight pipes to big fans - been there, done that, got the hearing defects to prove