Motoring Award Evening November 19, 2022
A unique Ferrari has been seen lapping Fiorano in September during a brief yet intense shakedown.
While the V12 engine note reverberating around the track may have sounded familiar, the car’s arresting looks are unique.
This car is guaranteed to strike a chord – with its Rosso Magma finish and sophisticated racing livery.
The new Ferrari Omologata is a clear descendent of Ferrari’s great 7-decade GT tradition. This latest offering in Ferrari’s line of unique coachbuilt one-off models is a vibrant reminder of the values that define Ferrari.
This model has been commissioned by a private European client, and the private coach building offer for unique supercars is a growing trend for private collectors.
The Aston Martin Zagato twin project with R-Reforged is another exhilarating project that we’ll watch closely and report back on.
The Ferrari Omologata project took a little over two years to complete from the initial presentation of sketches. Starting with images that covered a variety of inspirations, from racing heritage to sci-fi and references to modern architecture. The idea from the team was to create a futuristic design with distinctive elements reinterpreted in a fresh manner. The aim was always to provide potential for a timeless shape that is also certain to leave a memorable impression.
To achieve this, the designers unlocked every possible area of freedom from the underlying package of the 812 Superfast. They kept only the windscreen and headlights as existing bodywork elements. The objective was to deliver a very sleek design defined by smooth volumes and undulating reflections, uplifted by sharp graphics.
The trickiest aspect was apparently striking the ideal balance between expressiveness and restraint. The Omologata had to ooze street presence whilst maintaining a very pure formal language. Have they done it?
The designers carefully studied the stance and attitude of the car from all angles. They defined a tapering front volume from the flattened oval grille.
Overall, the car appears to be poised to attack – even at a standstill, and seen from the rear, the deeply set single taillights underline the tension.
The images provided by the press certainly show something quite dramatic.
Satisfying every safety constraint for road homologation without interfering with any of the usability and tractability of a Ferrari is always a huge challenge!
Omologata, which is Italian for ‘approved’, was indeed a key-word that resonated throughout the development.
The quest for the ultimate touch went as far as developing a new shade of red just for the livery. This matches the fiery triple-layer Rosso Magma over darkened carbon-fibre finish.
Inside the car, a plethora of trim details suggests a strong link to Ferrari’s rich racing heritage. The electric blue seats, finished in a tasteful combination of leather and Jeans Aunde® fabric with 4-point racing harnesses. All this stands out against a full black interior.
In the absence of rear quarter lights and screen, the atmosphere in the cabin is purposeful, reminiscent of a bygone era. Metal parts on the dashboard and steering wheel are finished with the crackled paint effect associated with the great GT racers of the 1950s and 1960s. A hammered paint effect so often used in cars such as the 250 LM and 250 GTO finds its way on details such as the inner door handles and on the Ferrari F1 bridge.
A fitting one-off exercise, the Omologata manages to encompass a range of subtle Ferrari signature design cues without falling into nostalgia.
Its hand-crafted aluminium bodywork is sprinkled with almost subliminal details, Displayed in a way that challenges the enthusiast to identify the various sources of inspiration that played a part into its inception.
So, what do you think? Do you fancy getting yourself a one-off Ferrari or would you go for a more bespoke brand for the definitive supercar or hypercar?
Let’s face it, if you’ve got the money, why wouldn’t you have both?!
If you’ve got a press release, test drive or ride to review or event or news please contact us and we’ll be happy to chat.
Written by: Steve
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