Five new limited edition Ferrari models have been unveiled at the Paris motor show, celebrating 70 years of Ferrari racing history
Heading into Ferrari’s 70th anniversary year, the company has unveiled five new limited edition models at the Paris motor show, each featuring a special livery based on one of the company’s many legendary historic models.
Up first is an F12 Berlinetta inspired by the 250 GT SWB that Stirling Moss drove to three victories. Unusually for a Ferrari racer of the time, it was painted in Blue Scuro on the British driver’s insistence. During the Tourist Trophy at Goodwood in 1960, he reputedly tuned into the race commentary on the car’s radio, saying it was useful knowing the gap to the chasing Aston Martin DB4 GTs.
The brown California T, meanwhile, is in homage to Steve McQueen’s similarly hued 1963 250 GT Lusso, which was bought for his 34th birthday by his wife, Neile. That car went on to compete in the Mille Miglia.
By far the most eye-catching car on the Ferrari stand in Paris is a 488 Spider dubbed ‘The Green Jewel’. Look past the mesmeric emerald paint and the gold wheels and you’ll notice the red driver’s seat. That’s a nod to the 365 P2, which won the 1965 Nine Hours of Kyalami, in South Africa, thanks in part to a stint from none other than a 25-year-old Richard Attwood.
A tin-topped 488 GTB called ‘The Schumacher’ has also made an appearance and takes its styling cues from the seven-time F1 world champion’s 2003 racecar, the V10-engined Ferrari F2203-GA.
These special liveries and colour schemes have all come out of Ferrari’s new ‘Tailor Made’ special commissions workshop, and will be limited to just 350 examples, getting a chrome ‘70 1947-2017’ plaque. Prices have yet to be confirmed.