2012 Ferrari SP12 EC

For a Ferrari enthusiast and great musician like Eric Clapton a one-off car just had to be produced. Designed by the Centro Stile Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina and the engineers from Maranello, the SP12 EC was created as homage to Clapton’s career and his long lasting experience as a Ferrari owner.

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. Exclusively in the latest issue of the Ferrari Official Magazine Eric Clapton talks about his passion and how the idea of a one-off car was born.

Meticulous attention in terms of style and technology was paid to the proportions and architecture of the SP12 EC – which is part of Ferrari’s One-Off Programme – making this exceptional car even more significant. Just like music is created, applying the right notes in the right places to build a musical score, so was the creative process behind the SP12 EC.

For Eric Clapton, following the project through from what was, essentially, a blank canvas, was ‘one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever done.” Unique and irreproducible like the final car.

2012 Ferrari SP12 EC

ONE OFF SP12EC SHOWROOM 26-10-2011 ph.luca toni/lapresse 2011© Ferrari S.p.A.

2012 Ferrari SP12 EC

ONE OFF SP12EC SHOWROOM 26-10-2011 ph.luca toni/lapresse 2011© Ferrari S.p.A.

2012 Ferrari SP12 EC 2012 Ferrari SP12 EC

In Detail

type One Of
released at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show
built at Maranello, Italy
coachbuilder Pininfarina
production 1
engine F136-FB 90° V8
position Mid Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Direct Gasoline Injection
displacement 4499 cc / 274.55 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 81 mm / 3.2 in
compression 12.5:1
power 419.1 kw / 562 bhp @ 9000 rpm
specific output 124.92 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 375.17 bhp per tonne
torque 540 nm / 398.3 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
redline 9000
body / frame Aluminum Body over Aluminum Chassis
driven wheels RWD w/E-Diff3
wheel type 5-Spoke Forged
front tires 235/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
rear tires 295/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
front brakes Ventilated & Drilled Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/ABS
rear brakes Discs w/ABS
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 26.7 cm / 20 x 10.5 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Variable Assist
f suspension Double Wishbones, Coil Springs, Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Double Wishbones, Coil Springs, Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1498 kg / 3300 lbs
weight distro 42 % / 58 %
wheelbase 2650 mm / 104.3 in
length 4527 mm / 178.2 in
width 1937 mm / 76.3 in
height 1213 mm / 47.8 in
transmission Getrag 7-Speed Sequential
tran clutch Dual-clutch
emission 320 g/km