Ten of the Most Bizarre Ferraris Ever Built
Ferrari is known for building some of the most gorgeous and memorable road cars ever. But over the years the Prancing Horse has also built some vehicles that are lesser known, questionably styled, or flat out weird.
Some of them are limited production while others were built as one-offs for a wealthy owner, like Eric Clapton or Danny Wegman (yes, the guy who owns Wegmans food stores). Here’s a small selection of the cars that have come out of Maranello that are a little different than the usual.
N.A.R.T. Ferrari Boxer
What do you do when you have a Ferrari 512 and you want to take it racing? This is what happens.
250 SWB Drogo
Also known as the Breadvan, this was a 250 SWB that was modified to become competitive with the brand new 250 GTO on track. It was commissioned by Giovanni Volpi because Enzo Ferrari refused to sell him a 250 GTO as Volpi had poached Ferrari employees to work at ATS.
A wealthy owner had an F12 Berlinetta modified to become the F12 TRS, a barchetta-style speedster. It was rumored that it had a KERS hybrid system, but that ended up not being true. However, it looks and sounds amazing.
The EC in the name of the car stands for Slowhand himself, Eric Clapton. This is a 458 that Clapton wanted to look like a 512BB. In fact, it was rumored that he wanted a V12 in it too, but this is running the stock powertrain.
365 Tre Posti
When Ferrari refused to build a mid-engined road car, Pininfarina took matters into their own hands and made a mid-engine 365 with three front seats. Luigi Chinetti of NART fame imported it, but there’s just the one. McLaren F1, this Ferrari has you beat.
Jim Glickenhaus has a simply crazy garage. But his two greatest creations might be the Enzo-based P4/5 and the 430 Scuderia-based P4/5 Competizione. The P4/5 is a pure road car while the Competizione races at the Nurburgring AND drives on the road. Ferrari, for whatever reason, wouldn’t officially sanction the Competizione, so it wears a Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus badge.
To honor Ferrari designer Sergio Pininfarina, Ferrari will build six production versions of the concept based on a 458.
A one off from Fioravanti made for a wealthy Japanese customer and fan, it takes the 430 and smooths it out.
575 GTZ Zagato
Zagato took a 575M and created a car that hearkened back to the 250 GTZ for a Japanese customer. A total of six were produced.
To celebrate 60 years in America, this is a convertible version of the F12. Just 10 were made and all were sold before the car debuted.