Part 812 Superfast, part Ferrari Racing homage, the new Ferrari Omologata is a one-off designed for a client for whom the 812 Superfast’s convergence of then and now was not quite sufficiently evocative.
Like the 812 Superfast, the Omologata’s body is made of aluminum. But the 812 Superfast’s more abruptly contemporary design language has been smoothed over in the Omologata; the side air vents are so gracefully incorporated they’re essentially inconspicuous, and the upswept flourish on the doors has been toned down to a simple, dimple-like impression that diminishes to surface as it progresses from front to back. The Omologata’s nose is distinguished by a little exposed bumper below the upper lip.
The exterior cosmetics contain historical arcana that may be Ferrari-based: the number 7 is prominently featured on the hood and doors, against a shadowed background and a general paint color of Magma Red. Inside the car, a track-oriented design sensibility prevails, and the car’s flashy blue sport seats are outfitted with four-point racing harnesses. But the historical suggestions flourish here, too, and paint has been ‘antiqued’ to approximate decades of age.
And, the engine? The Omologata appears to be outfitted with the 812 Superfast’s naturally-aspirated 6.5L V12. In the context of the 812 Superfast, that workhorse delivers nearly 800 horsepower, enough to take the car to well over 211 MPH. The Omologata looks just as capable.