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Ferrari reveals J50 supercar

Tuesday 13 December 2016, By Autovolo

Ferrari reveals J50 supercar

Ferrari reveals J50 supercar

Ferrari has revealed a limited-run supercar – the J50.

Showcased at an event celebrating 50 years of the manufacturer in Japan, just 10 examples of the J50 will be built. It was unveiled at the National Arts Center in Tokyo, and is based on the 488 Spider.

The J50 is powered by a 3.9-litre V8 that produces 681bhp – 20bhp more than the same-sized engine found in the 488 Spider.

The J50’s design harks back to the famous Ferrari models of the 1970s and ‘80s. It was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello and built by the firm’s Special Projects department.

Each of the cars will be tailored to its owner, in the spirit of Ferrari’s “Fuori Serie” tradition.

A company statement read: “The design approach was led by the desire to create a very low-slung roadster, encapsulating intrinsic Ferrari values of nimbleness and agility.

“To achieve this, a strong dynamic was imprinted on the flank of the car by converging interplay between two main guiding lines: the slanted top edge of the side window, continuous with the windscreen, and the raked black swage line which dramatically rises from the low-set nose until it vanishes in the air intake aft of the doors.”

No price has been announced for the J50, though there’s a good chance that Ferrari will only offer those who already feature a number of Ferraris in their collections the chance of owning one of the 10 examples of the car.