Ferrari SP12 EC built for Eric Clapton
|   Wednesday, June 06, 2012
You must have heard the news that Ferrari has finally revealed its new SP12 EC. This model was bespoke by Eric Clapton who is a musician. The design of the idea was supported by Pininfarina, Centro Stile Ferrari and Maranello. This car has taken DNA from the model 512 BB and it will be reflecting features of 485 Italia.

Though no proper specifications have been revealed till now but from various resources we have got to know many things about the car.
It is said that it will be featuring a 4.5 liter V 8 engine with the torque of 398 pound feet and 562 horsepower. It can speed up to 100 kilo meter per hour in 3.4 seconds just and its extreme speed is about 202 meter per hour.

The famous musician Eric Clapton said that for him designing the car seems to be like standing in front of a big canvas that was yet to be painted. He also said that designing this car is one such experience that has made him satisfied and nothing else had ever made him happier than designing this car.

Eric Clapton had always been a fan of Ferrari cars especially the 512 BB. Therefore, this new SP12 EC has got inspiration from this model. He said that he wanted to have his own Ferrari and thus, he arranged designers and engineers to make one for him.

Eric Clapton, the world famous musician says that he used the 512 BB for about 4 years. He had this desire to drive a car that could reflect this model along with reflecting some of the features of the 458 Italia.

512 BB was manufactured between the year 1976 and 1984. The name of the car i.e. Berlinetta Boxer was derived from that of the engine of the car. It was the boxer 12-cylinder engine that had flat cylinders which appeared as if they are boxing in the ring.

The styling of the Ferrari 458 Italia was changed a bit in order to make it look classic. The headlights of the car were flattened and they were fit to the SP12. The new SP12 EC will have the front hood and lover body panels similar to that of the 512 BB.

Though the new SP12 EC will have a few cylinders but its performance will surely be faster than that of 512 BB and the 458 Italia. BB featured torque of 33 pound feet and 360 horsepower with which it could accelerate to the speed of 100 kilo per hour in almost 5 seconds. On the other hand, the 458 Italia featured V 8 engine with torque of 398 pound feet and 562 horsepower and it could pick the speed of 100 kilo per hour in about 3.4 seconds.

Ferrari has not revealed how much Eric Clapton had paid for making this special car for him. However, from sources, we have come to know that the rock star paid about 4.75 million dollars for it. That sure is a big amount of money.
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