The Ferrari P80/C Is a Track-Only Homage to 1960s Prototypes

Not unlike Jim Glickenhaus with his P4/5 by Pininfarina, a Ferrari client wanted a one-off inspired by the 330 P3/P4 and Dino 206 S of the 1960s.

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Ferrari says that its latest one-off, the P80/C, took almost four years to develop, making this their longest special project to date. The work began in 2015, and for a client in love with the Ferrari prototypes of the 1960s, the base car had to be a 488 GT3.

The GT3 race car has a 2-inch longer wheelbase than a 488 GTB, which allowed for a more cab-forward design with a longer rear end. The tinted wraparound windscreen is straight off a racing helmet, while the shaved off highlights give the P80/C superior aerodynamic performance. As you would expect from a track weapon, the area under the massive rear wing is mostly exposed, in true prototype fashion.

Inspired by the likes of the 330 P3 and P4, the 350 Can Am, the Dino 206 SP and the stunning 250 LM, the P80/C was made entirely from carbon-fiber, finished in Rosso Vero, which is a bright red named by the client Ferrari refers to as "TK". As you can probably tell, the P80/C was designed by Flavio Manzoni to be the brand's ultimate modern prototype. So forget the FXX K Evo or the Monza SP1, and say hi to Ferrari's fastest one-off yet.

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