Ferrari Just Build A One-Off SP275 RW Competizione For A Man Who Is Not Afraid Of Paying Extra
Just Another Addition To The Rick Workman Car Collection
Updated May 13, 2017
Not only did Ferrari sell the most expensive car in the 21st century in Florida and then revealed an extremely fast 488 Challenge at the same time, but they also showed the SP275 RW Competizione. This is a brainchild of the Ferrari division Special Projects. It usually makes one-off creations for the most eccentric (read wealthiest) buyers Ferrari has. The SP275 RW Competizione isn’t any different.
Obviously created around the magnificent F12 Berlinetta (or could it be the F12tdf – note the wide front bumper), the SP275 features a few notable differences compared to any other modern Ferrari. First of all, the front lights, front bumper and the whole “sad” shape of the back give it a somewhat different appearance. It feels special and unique. Yet, it also seems like it’s a bit closer to the older 599 than the F12berlinetta ever was.
Exciting yellow finish and undisturbed upper line of the car surely accentuate the coupe/grand tour style of the F12. It does not even have those F12 signature bonnet vents. It is that sleek. Yet, side fins, smaller side windows (just like the ones on the tdf) and small cosmetic features above the rear fenders reveal the SP275 to be a supercar worthy contender. It will be able on track for sure, but we aren’t that sure that the man who bought it will ever risk so much.
For now, Ferrari did not reveal anything about the car, but we turned ourselves into Internet detectives and found out that this car was probably commissioned by Dr. Rick Workman from Florida. After all, that RW should stand for his initials. Another clue leading to him should be the two other cars presented next to the SP275 RW Competizione. We can see here the 599-based P540 Superfast Aperta and the F12-based F60 America. Apparently, both cars belong to the dentist. Cool stuff for sure.
Now, we are still not sure if this thing is an F12tdf or an F12berlinetta. Special Project was working on the car for two years. And two years ago the F12tdf did not exist. At least not in public. So, they may have started work on this one at the same time when Ferrari started crafting the F12tdf. If this is the case, just imagine what did the premium famed doctor have to pay to have a special edition car commissioned at the time when Ferrari only started developing the tdf. Nevertheless, all 799 units of the F12tdf have been sold only days after the reveal. Having a special one on the streets is not that strange, is it!?
As a refresher, the F12tdf is the pinnacle of Ferrari naturally/aspirated cars. It has a 780hp 6.3-liter V12, rear wheel steering, and enough power to spin the earth. F12tdf can accelerate to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds. At the other end of the scale, the tdf will reach 211 mph (probably more, but 211 is official).