A recent story that ran in Ferrari Magazine highlights an Indian businessman's goal to create his dream Ferrari.
Currently running a petrochemical business, the 32-year-old man is already the owner of many of Ferrari's greats. Take, for example, his SA Aperta, 575M, F40, Daytona, Enzo, 430 Scuderia, a 599XX and his go-to car, the 599 GTO.
According to Ferrari Magazine, the gentleman likes his GTO so much that he has commissioned a one-off product based on it. Though the soon-to-be owner is keeping details mum, he has mentioned he might "play with the exhaust and suspension."
Luckily for the rest of the world, he didn’t take up fly-fishing. Instead, he approached the Ferrari factory and threw around the idea of creating a one-off with the Company’s designers. After plenty of discussion and meetings, Ferrari agreed to help him build his very own car, based on his needs, his ideas and his input. According to him, the car is based on the 599 GTO and retains the running gear of the original car, although he cryptically mentions that he might play with the exhaust and suspension. Quite what there is left to do frankly baffles me, but he has that look of someone who knows exactly what he wants and is willing to wait to get it right. On the outside, however, things will be very different. ‘I told the designers what I wanted and they presented me with a total of 12 designs. I then picked the bits from each that I liked until we got an idea of the car I had in mind. A bit like a wish list.’ He recently visited the factory to see a full-size clay mould of his car, so he has a fairly good idea of how the final product will look. Unfortunately, he’s not too keen to share anything about the car. It’s clearly a project for him alone.