During a special event in Tokyo, Ferrari has premiered the limited edition Ferrari J50 roadster. Based on the specs of the 488 Spider, the J50 is equipped with a special version of the 3.9-litre V8 engine that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award. The special edition Ferrari was designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello, Italy. A two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that brings back the Targa body style that was used in several of the well-loved Ferrari sports cars of the 70s and 80s. Only 10 of the Ferrari J50 model will be built and will be tailored to each customer’s specifications in the spirit of Ferrari’s fuori serie tradition
Ferrari J50 Exterior
The J50 sports a completely new futuristic design with a highly distinctive persona that suits the most stylish automobile connoisseurs. The styling is similar to that of Ferrari’s open competition Barchetta that first appeared in the 1950s. The Ferrari J50 also sports the black dividing line which is a Ferrari styling cue seen on some of it’s other iconic models such as the F40 and F50.
The J50 was designed with several aerodynamic improvements like positioning the radiators closer together and redesigning the front bumper. The sophisticated tail section adds a transparent polycarbonate cover which frames the engine providing a visual extension of the two separate roll hoops that protects the driver and passengers head. Giving the car a powerful stance are the 20′ forged wheels that were designed specifically for this car. Inspired by jet engine afterburners the rear diffuser features a unique shape that is nothing less than a masterpiece.
Inside the cabin, the design of the rear bonnet continues to provide for a unique and signature feature. The hard Targa top is composed of 2 separate carbon-fibre sections and are easily stored behind the seats. The model that was presented in Tokyo came with fine black leather and Alcantara with carefully placed red accents and trimming. This limited edition version will not be available for rent but you can always rent a Ferrari 488 Spyder to experience the thrill of driving a Ferrari.