Ferrari has released official photos and details for the Ferrari SP12 EC. Ferrari Magazine reveals that the car was designed by Ferrari Style Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina. Ferrari engineers then built the car as a homage to Clapton’s career and his long-term dedication to the Ferrari brand.
The powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine with 570-hp (419 kW) and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of over 202 mph (325 km/h).
Ferrari will not say how much Clapton paid for his special car, but some reports say it cost $4.75 million. It’s good to be a rock star.
New stylistic notes for Ferrari: the SP12 EC is born. EC like Eric Clapton
Exclusively in the Ferrari Magazine the great English musician talks about his passion for Ferrari and his one-off model.
For a Ferrari enthusiast and great musician like Eric Clapton a one-off car just had to be produced. ?Designed by the Centro Stile Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina and the engineers from Maranello, the SP12 EC was created as homage to Clapton's career and his long lasting experience as a Ferrari owner.
The world-famous guitar player has been attached to one particular Ferrari model: the 512 BB, of which he has owned three over the years. So his desire was to drive a car inspired by this model, with influences from the multi-award winning 458 Italia. Exclusively in the latest issue of the Ferrari Official Magazine Eric Clapton talks about his passion and how the idea of a one-off car was born.
Meticulous attention in terms of style and technology was paid to the proportions and architecture of the SP12 EC - which is part of Ferrari's One-Off Programme - making this exceptional car even more significant. Just like music is created, applying the right notes in the right places to build a musical score, so was the creative process behind the SP12 EC.
For Eric Clapton, following the project through from what was, essentially, a blank canvas, was ‘one of the most satisfying things I've ever done." Unique and irreproducible like the final car.