Exclusive new Ferrari J50 | New Release - Car News Dec 2016

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12:32 Tuesday 13 Dec 2016

Ferrari has unveiled an ultra-exclusive new model at a ceremony in Tokyo.

The bespoke Ferrari J50 will have a limited production run of just 10 examples, each of which will be tailored to the requirements of the individual customer.

The two-seater, mid-rear-engined, targa-bodied J50 has been created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello.

The J50 is based on the Ferrari 488 Spider, but with all-new styling that includes low-slung roadster looks and dramatic raked black swage line. The window design evokes memories of Ferrari’s historic competition barchetta models, while the black dividing line to the front is a feature previously seen on iconic models such as the GTO, F40, and F50. The front aspect also boasts raised wheel-arch haunches each side the bonnet, twin carbon-fibre air intake channels, and full LED headlights.

Beneath that sculpted body, the J50 will be powered by Ferrari’s award-winning 3.9-litre V8 engine which produces 680bhp. That engine sits under a transparent polycarbonate cover whose blends into the two separate protective roll hoops, between which rests a transverse aerofoil.

To the rear are quad taillights and high-downforce wing profile, with a rear diffuser that features extractors shaped to resemble jet engine afterburners. Twenty-inch forged rims have been crafted specifically for this limited-edition model, while inside the cabin is a uniuque-to-the-J50 trim with sports seats, behind which the two-piece carbon-fibre hard targa top stows conveniently.

 

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