Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the brand in Japan, Ferrari has come up with super sick limited edition based on the 488 Spider. It’s called the Ferrari J50; it is limited to just ten copies; and you can only buy it in Japan, except that they all may have been not only sold, but tailored to the buyer’s taste.
But you can still enjoy looking at the Ferrari J50 and hope that the unique styling will inspire tuners in designing aftermarket kits for the 488. The design of the J50 is inspired by Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s with the main highlights being the slanted top edge of the side window, continuous with the windscreen, and the raked black swage line and the unique belt line, and of course the barchetta roof arrangement.
Other notable features of Ferrari J50 include quad taillight design, diffuser with an extractor shape inspired by jet engine afterburners, exclusive 20 inch rims, sports seats, echoing the design of the rear bonnet contour,and a two-piece carbon fiber targa top that disappears behind the seat when you don’t need it. The first J50 unveiled in Tokyo features three-layer red with a red-over-black interior trimmed in fine leather and Alcantara, but as mentioned each of the 10 cars are bespoke to the individual buyers.
In terms of power and performance, the J50 is a standard 488 Spider with a 690 horsepower 3.9 liter turbocharged V8 and dual-clutch F1 transmission.