Recapping Ferrari One-off Special Projects: P540 Superfast Aperta

Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta
(Base: 599 GTB)

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In 2009, the second SP model was delivered to Edward Walson, son of John Walson who invented Cable TV in the States in 1940s in Mahanoy City, PA.

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Based on 599 GTB Fiorano, it was intended to be a modern interpretation of 1964 Ferrari 330 Fantuzzi Spyder, customized by Carozzeria Fantuzzi as a targa-like body in gold for the “Toby Dammit” segment, directed by Federico Fellini, of the 1968 omnibus film “Spirits of the Dead”.

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The original one looks totally much better.. Incomparable..

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Designed by Pininfarina, built in Modena, finished in just 14 months from the sketch.

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To modify 599 GTB into targa, it underwent extensive carbon fiber chassis strengthening with 20kg weight increase.

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The commissioner was excited stating “This is the most special Christmas present of my life.” Special, for sure, as there’s only one..

 

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