One of many rarest trendy Ferraris is now up on the market for a cool $3.6 million. The J50, because the title implies, is one among simply 10 constructed to commemorate Ferrari’s fiftieth anniversary in Japan. Although based mostly on the 488 Spider, the J50 boasts distinctive styling and further horsepower.
The J50 debuted in 2016 to mark 50 years for the reason that first Ferrari made landfall in Japan, a privately imported 275 GTB. For sure, all 10 examples of the J50 had been spoken for by the point the automobile made its official debut on the Nationwide Artwork Heart in Tokyo. Every one was completed within the exterior and inside shade decisions of their respective homeowners.
The automobile was the primary of the Ferrari Fuoriserie (Italian for “custom-built”), which incorporates limited-run automobiles just like the F60 America. Beneath the gorgeous bespoke bodywork lies a 488 Spider with an virtually 20-horsepower bump from its 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8, for a complete of 681 horsepower. The transmission stays a seven-speed DCT.
The bodywork has distinctive options corresponding to two carbon fiber air channels on the hood, a polycarbonate clear engine cowl, and a rear diffuser design impressed by a jet engine afterburner. The glossy design is without delay futuristic and conventional, a distinction to the curvy 488 that it is based mostly on. It is stated to have been impressed by Nineteen Seventies and Eighties Ferrari street automobiles, emphasizing lowness and highlighting qualities prized by Japanese clientele — nimbleness and dealing with — over outright horsepower. It received Germany’s coveted Purple Dot design award upon launch.
After the purchasers finalized their personalization choices, the automobiles had been inbuilt Maranello, and deliveries started in 2017. The actual instance is listed on the market at Tokyo’s official Ferrari supplier, is being listed as a 2019 mannequin and is obtainable at $3.6 million, a slight bump over the $2.7 to $3.3 million value, relying on customization degree, when new. It is virtually like new, too, having clocked simply 430 miles.
Although the black-on-black instance doesn’t do the design justice, with so few examples made, this simply could be the one alternative to purchase one within the foreseeable future.