Ferrari to debut 3 project cars at Goodwood

Ferrari P80/C, SP3JC and Monza SP2 pay homage to periods in Ferrari history

Published: June 17, 2019, 6:30 PM
Updated: October 11, 2021, 10:20 AM

Ferrari P80/C

Ferrari will be bringing three 1-off cars to the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 as part of its 30-car presence that includes special project cars and former Formula 1 racecars.

Making their public debut at the event, and taking a run up the hill, are the Ferrari P80/C and SP3JC. The latter is based on the Ferrari F12tdf, and is meant to harken back to the open-air V-12 spiders of the 1950s and ’60s.

The P80/C is based on the Ferrari 488 GT3, primarily for its performance and because of its longer wheelbase than the 488 GTB, which Ferrari says allowed more creative freedom. The P80/C had the longest development of any Ferrari project car to date.

The third car, the Monza SP2, is part of the new Icona range, is also inspired by cars from the 1950s — the racing barchettas, which were driven to victories in many international racing series, both by Scuderia works drivers and privateer “gentleman” drivers who in many instances raced wheel-to-wheel with professionals now regarded as legends.

The three will be leading the contingent that includes a number of Formula 1 cars meant to pay homage to the legendary Michael Schumacher. They will be sharing the stage with the current roster of Ferrari production cars, Ferrari Challenge racing series cars, and the high-performance, limited production FXX-K Evo.