2013 Ferrari SP12 EC: the Customised Wonder for Eric Clapton

2013 Ferrari SP12 EC 2013 Ferrari SP12 EC: the Customised Wonder for Eric Clapton

Ferrari SP12 EC is literally one of a kind. It has been designed exclusively for rock legend Eric Clapton. Other mere mortals buy a Ferrari, this rock star wanted to own one and hence had one designed just for him. Being a world famous musician does pay off in weird ways!

The engineers at Maranello teamed up with Centro Stile Ferrari and created this beauty which is said to be roughly based on the model 458 Italia and inspired by the 512 BB. Though the car specifications have not yet been announced, reports claim that this vehicle boasts of a 4.5 L V8 engine which gives 570 PS. The torque on offer is 540 Nm. These allow an acceleration of 100 kmph in a space of under 3.4 seconds. Its top speed exceeds 325 kmph. Now isn’t that legendary?

Clapton himself said that for him the experience of designing the car was something like “being in front of a gigantic blank canvas that had to be painted on.” He went on to say that this was “an incredible experience, one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done.”

Though it has not been disclosed how much Clapton paid for this car, rumours say that the figure was nothing less than $4.75 million.

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