Eric Clapton’s Ferrari SP12 EC Coming To Goodwood FoSSaturday, July 6, 2013 11:46 by Arman Barari
Ferrari has just revealed its lineup for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it is alone enough reason to travel all the way to the UK and attend the world’s coolest garden party. Besides the full range of production cars and a couple of racing machines, Fezza also have a big surprise for the festival goers.
They managed to convince Eric Clapton to bring his one of a kind Ferrari SP12 out of its hideout and show it to the public at the event. Designed by Centro Stile Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina and the engineers from Maranello, the SP12 is what a modern-day 512BB would look like. This car will create some hype for Ferrari’s One-Off Programme.
While the SP12 is the eye-candy at Ferrari’s booth, the F12 Berlinetta super car, making its Goodwood debut, will be tackling the hill along with a bespoke FF, and a “Tailor-Made” 458 Spider. The FF has been seen before at other events and brings a new Panoramic glass roof option, and the 458 Spider shows off its Ice White Pearl and is accented by Grigio Silverstone racing stripes, as well as a magnificent black and grey interior.
The amazing F12, however, will let its performance do the talking rather than its appearance. With a 740 horsepower under the bonnet, it has a lot to say. Thanks to a 7-speed dual-clutch F1 transmission, 0-62.5mph is reached in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of over 211mph is possible.
Ferrari will also showcase the 2010 Formula 1 car, which will be driven throughout the weekend by Scuderia Ferrari driver, Marc Gene.