Eric Clapton Unveils Custom Sp12 EC Ferrari
There’s only one SP12 EC Ferarri in the world and it’s owned by Eric Clapton.
The company unveiled the custom one-off car today that was designed specifically for the legendary guitarist (SP12 EC = special project car, number 12, Eric Clapton).
Torque News reports that Clapton has been a long time Ferrari fan and owns several luxury rides. The custom SP12 EC, which was designed by Pininfarina and Maranello’s engineers in conjunction with the Ferrari Style Center, pays tribute to one of Clapton’s favorite Ferraris; the 1970s 512BB.
Ferrari wrote in a statement:
“The world-famous guitar player has been attached to one particular Ferrari model: the 512 BB, of which he has owned three over the years. So his desire was to drive a car inspired by this model, with influences from the multi-award winning 458 Italia.”
Clapton crashed, and was almost killed in a Ferrari 512BB. The wrecked car was also featured inside the booklet of his album “Slowhand.”
Here’s an image from the “Slowhand” booklet of Clapton’s wrecked 512BB.
Clapton, who was involved with the design, said that working on the project was like “being in front of a gigantic blank canvas that had to be painted on.” Clapton also said that it was “an incredible experience, one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done.”
The car has an estimated value of $4.75 million. That price, however, would likely skyrocket if it ever went to auction since it’s a one-off design owned by a legendary musician.
[Image Via Ferrari Magazine]