This is the Ferrari P80/C, a unique product from Ferrari’s Special Projects team based on the 488 GT3 racecar, and you can join me now for a completely exclusive opportunity to discover it! Let’s take a look at all of the details of this bespoke machine before heading to the hillclimb with Sam Bird at the wheel for the full experience.
As Ferrari’s 36th such project, the P80/C is the result of 5-6 years work between the customer and the design and engineering teams. Having started life working from the 488 GT3 prototype, the new carbon fibre bodywork takes inspiration from the 330 P3/4 while incorporating a lower roofline and both Attack and Concours configurations.
As you see it here, the car features the high rear wing and 18″ race wheels; but it can also be set up without the wing and fitted with 21″ display wheels too for different types of shows. The appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed is actually its very first outing, and certainly for a dynamic display to the public.
The owner of the car very kindly invited me to jump onboard to share the car with you and give a sense of what it’s like. At this moment in time it made me the first person to have such an opportunity and I cannot thank him enough for this.