Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta
The Ferrari P540 Superfast Aperta is a one-off sports built by Ferrari in 2009, based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano. It is also known by the nickname The Golden Ferrari. The car is the second of the "Special Project"; a project launched by Ferrari itself seeking to create unique pieces in collaboration with the biggest names in Italian automotive design; the program began in 2008 with the Ferrari SP1.
Edward Walson commissioned the construction of the car in 2008, asking Ferrari to produce a modern interpretation of the model gold plated, made by Medardo Fantuzzi, for the episode directed by Federico Fellini film Toby Dammit entitled Spirits of the Dead. It is a convertible two-seater mid-engine and rear wheel drive.
The model was unveiled to the public on 11 December 2009, but there were preview images
Designed by Pininfarina and built in Maranello, this model is approved to international standards and requirements relating to safety. Using as a construction material as carbon fiber, the car was sufficiently rigid for the conversion of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano in a convertible version. The time taken for its development was 14 months.
The engine was a 12-cylinder 5999cc that produced an almighty power of 620hp and a torque of 448 N Â• m respectively at 7600 and 5600 rpm. The official name of the engine was type F140C..
The transmission consisted of a semi-automatic six-speed gearbox derived from Formula 1.