Ferrari SP38 Deborah – A one-of-a-kind Ferrari built for a special customer

This is the Ferrari SP38 Deborah. A unique creation from Ferrari’s One-Off programme. The supercar was unveiled at Fiorano where it was handed over to one of Ferrari’s most dedicated customers. The SP38 was put on public display for the first time at the 2018 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

Ferrari SP38 Deborah 2018 Side

Ferrari SP38 Deborah has been designed by the Ferrari Design Centre. It reflects the specific vision of the client with a deep passion for racing. The end result is a unique model that can be driven both on road and on track, while at the same time expressing all the beauty and innovation inherent in Ferrari’s road cars.

The all-new bodywork has been finished in a newly conceived three-layer metallic red paint. The SP38 utilizes the chassis and powertrain of the Ferrari 488 GTB. The twin-turbo, twin-intercooler set-up of the award-winning 488 GTB inspired the team to reference the mighty F40 as an icon from which to instruct the project’s general direction

When compared to the Ferrari 488 chassis, the visual mass of Ferrari SP38 appears concentrated over the rear wheels as the wedge design sharply stretches towards the front. In plan view, the strongly tapered nose expands towards muscular wheel arches, giving the car potency and agility.

Ferrari SP38 Deborah 2018 Rear Quarter

Specific inset headlights were designed to be as thin as possible, with the mandatory DRL (daytime running lights) units relocated to add character and functionality to a slim bumper lip reminiscent of the 308 GTB.

On the side, the defining air scoop of the 488 GTB is completely concealed where the sheet metal folds in on itself from the low beltline on the door and into the rear wheel arch and three-quarter light. The effect is dramatic, as it reinforces the importance of the rear volume while, at the same time, maintaining the air flow to the intercoolers at the base of the side window.

The dynamic styling continues over the engine cover, which sheds its rear glass and is treated as a flip-up assembly in carbon fibre with shut lines slashing the flanks in a gesture directly reminiscent of the F40’s. Three transversal slats slash across the engine cover to evacuate engine heat.

The smooth integration of a substantial rear spoiler is a hint at the famous rear wing of the Ferrari F40. The trailing edge of the spoiler links seamlessly with the wing and with the aerodynamic diffuser at the bottom, to create a suggestive frame surrounding the tail volume.

Inside, the supercar gets tailor made cabin trim which puts the finished touches on this truly special Ferrari.

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