Eric’s new car – SP12 EC – courtesy of Maranello!

Posted: May 27, 2012 by The Car Spy in Ferrari, New Cars
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After much rumour,  speculation and denial a few months ago Ferrari has finally come clean about a one-off that has been built for Eric Clapton – famous for his guitar-playing of course but equally so for his love of all things Ferrari.

The story goes that Eric had a particular fondness for the 512 BB model of which he had owned no less than three examples. The bespoke car that the factory has produced for him therefore has design references to his favourite car whilst using the rather more modern 458 for the underpinnings. The car has geen given the model name SP12 EC but no mention has been made of the powerplant or any other technical features of the car at this stage.

Apparently the musician was closely involved in the project from the outset and according to Ferrari Magazine the car is a “homage to Clapton’s career and his long history as a Ferrari owner” – lucky Eric!

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