Ferrari’s Special Projects division looks set to unveil their latest concept in the coming weeks. From the guys who brought you the insanely expensive one-off hits and misses which include the Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta, the Superamerica 45, and Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC, there comes the Ferrrari SP Arya.
The Ferrari SP Arya was commissioned by Cheerag Arya, a guy lucky enough to be born into a family which a huge petrochemical business. At the age of 32 he’s already amassed a supercar collection which would make most NBA basketball team car parks look downmarket. His current stable includes a 599XX, an F40, a 430 Scuderia, a 575 Maranello, a 599 GTO and a Ferrari Daytona. And when standard supercars are no longer special to you, Cheerag did what every self-respecting gazillionaire does. Has one built to his exact specifications.
According to Cheerag the project started when he had a sit down with some Ferrari designers. After some discussions they came up with 12 designs. From these he chose elements he liked and they were rolled into a single design which will become the finished product.
The Ferrari SA Arya is based on a Ferrari 599 GTO, and it retains the running gear of the original car. Apparently the suspension and exhaust have been tweaked, but aside from that it’s said to be fairly standard. Cheerag says the car isn’t a retro-inspired vehicle, however it does contain different influences from both past and present Ferrari models.
At the moment the Ferrari SA Arya is in the clay mock-up stage. Very few additional details of the car are known, or when exactly it will see the light of day for the first time. But thankfully, judging by the preview sketch, it’s something to look forward to.
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