Performance has been the name of the game for Ferrari since its inception, but this time, it was the sole focus. The new Ferrari P80/C was meant to be a pure track car. That focus meant that peak performance was the first priority. That idea, of course, influenced the styling of the car, and the design ended up paying respect to Ferrari’s other supercars, most specifically the Ferrari 488 GT3, which served as the base for the P80/C.
Ferrari started by elongating the 488’s wheelbase by another 50mm. The layout stayed mostly the same, with the cockpit positioned in the middle of the car. The length shows up in the rear-end, which makes for a more cab-forward appearance and a more aggressive look. Here you’ll recognize Ferrari classics like the 330 P3/P4, Dino 206 S, and 250 LM.
The P80/C uses a twin-turbo 3.9L V8 that feeds into a 488 GT3 Drivetrain. The 488 had previously been limited by FIA rules, but the P80/C is unrestricted. The engine puts out 710 horsepower, which means it is at least as powerful as the 488 Pista. Add in the improved aerodynamics, and the P80/C should be considerably faster—meaning 0 to 100 kilometres per hour will most likely come in the sub 2.7 seconds area. Hitting 124 miles per hour will be around 7.5 seconds, while speed will top out around 211 miles per hour.
The car is a single creation, and Ferrari didn’t divulge what the owner paid for it.