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

typeOne Of
released at2009 Frankfurt Motor Show
built atMaranello, Italy
coachbuilderPininfarina
production1
engineF136-FB 90° V8
positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feedDirect Gasoline Injection
displacement4499 cc / 274.55 in³
bore94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke81 mm / 3.2 in
compression12.5:1
power419.1 kw / 562 bhp @ 9000 rpm
specific output124.92 bhp per litre
bhp/weight375.17 bhp per tonne
torque540 nm / 398.3 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
redline9000
body / frameAluminum Body over Aluminum Chassis
driven wheelsRWD w/E-Diff3
wheel type5-Spoke Forged
front tires235/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
rear tires295/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Sport 2
front brakesVentilated & Drilled Carbon-Ceramic Discs w/ABS
rear brakesDiscs w/ABS
front wheelsF 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 26.7 cm / 20 x 10.5 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Variable Assist
f suspensionDouble Wishbones, Coil Springs, Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspensionDouble Wishbones, Coil Springs, Delphi Magnetorheological Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1498 kg / 3300 lbs
weight distro42 % / 58 %
wheelbase2650 mm / 104.3 in
length4527 mm / 178.2 in
width1937 mm / 76.3 in
height1213 mm / 47.8 in
transmissionGetrag 7-Speed Sequential
tran clutchDual-clutch
emission320 g/km