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The Ferrari P80/C is a fantastic-looking one-off track car

Created upon the expensive request of one wealthy client

It’s a good thing this car is only for track use. It would hurt so much to see it on public roads. PHOTO FROM FERRARI

There is an obscenely rich (though infinitesimally small) slice of this planet’s population whose privileged members have the mind-blowing means to order one-off (read: literally one-of-a-kind) bespoke cars from the world’s top automotive brands as though they were merely buying 1:18 die-cast scale models from AUTOart.

One such person just made his existence globally felt by asking Ferrari to put together a one-off track car based on the 488 GT3 and inspired by rare Maranello creations like the 330 P3/P4 and the Dino 206 S. Say hello to the P80/C.

The car looks like a toy, and rightly so: It likes to play. PHOTOS FROM FERRARI

The unidentified client has been described by Ferrari as “a great connoisseur of the Ferrari world,” and one who “comes from a family of longtime Prancing Horse enthusiasts and admirers.” The Italian automaker adds that this client is “a highly knowledgeable, discerning Ferrari collector.” In short, a lucky bastard.

The rear wing shows this car also means business. PHOTOS FROM FERRARI

The P80/C project apparently commenced in 2015, which means that it now officially owns the longest development time among all Ferrari one-off automobiles. Painted in Rosso Vero, the car boasts carbon-fiber construction and is homologated specifically for track use.

It requires a lot of money to sit in this sporty cockpit. PHOTOS FROM FERRARI

No performance figures have been released so far, but judging by its design and purpose, you can be sure this steed can lap the most technical test tracks in a way that would make Enzo Ferrari proud and the owner extremely pleased.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.