New stylistic notes for Ferrari: the SP12 EC is born. EC like Eric Clapton

Posted: 24.05.2012
Source: Ferrari

Exclusively in the Ferrari Magazine the great English musician talks about his passion for Ferrari and his one-off model.

Maranello, 24 May 2012 – 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.