Ferrari is a brand that is not a stranger to one-off creation, and the latest car to join the list is the new Ferrari Omologata. This new Omologata is a clear descendent of Ferrari’s great GT tradition spanning seven decades of history.
Commissioned by a discerning European client, the latest offering in Ferrari’s line of unique coachbuilt one-off models is a vibrant evocation of the values that define Ferrari in relation to GT racing: a car that is equally at ease on the road as it is hitting the apex on the track in the hands of a true gentleman driver.
The Ferrari Omologata project started 2 years back when the initial presentation of sketching started. The 1st image of the car covers a variety of inspirations, from racing heritage to sci-fi and references to modern architecture.
In order to achieve the design, the designers utilises the base car of an 812 Superfast, while only the windscreen and headlights have been kept as existing bodywork elements. The objective of the project was to exploit the proportions of the potent, mid-front layout to deliver a sleek looking car.
The designers have spent their time to study the stance and attitude of the Omologata from all different angles, defining a tapering front volume from the flattened oval grille. The rounded section over the front wheelarches, emphasized by a contrasting stripe wrapping across the bonnet.
At the back of the door, there is a large fender flair giving it a potent rear muscle that neatly blends upwards into the three-quarter panel. The entire volume is rendered deliberately imposing through the elimination of the rear quarter light, while three horizontal transversal cuts in the fastback volume visually lower the rear mass.
The tail is surmounted by a prominent spoiler which adds not only downforce, but a more aggressive, sporty stance. Overall, the car appears to be poised to attack the tarmac even at a standstill and, seen from the rear, the deeply set single taillights underline the tension.
Being a car, road safety is always the priority. Ferrari design team had taken up the challenge to meet the road safety homologation without interfering with any of the usability and tractability of a Ferrari.
Omologata has been chosen for the 10th front-engined V12 one-off Ferrari is because Omologate is the keyword that resonated throughout the development of the car. To make this bespoke car even more special, Ferrari have developed a new shade of red just for the livery, to match 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, stand out against a full black interior. 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 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, in a way that challenges the enthusiast to identify the various sources of inspiration that played a part into its inception.