Man Commissions Ferrari 458 Tribute to Niki Lauda

Ferrari 458 Tribute

The Ferrari Tailor Made Program has come in handy for one Niki Lauda fan. The man  commissioned a one-off Ferrari 458 as a tribute to the icon. While Lauda has had an expansive career brimming with highlights, he is tied to Ferrari in a special and permanent way. This Ferrari 458 Tribute car is a nod to that history.

The movie ‘Rush’ has inspired many. It also inspired this Ferrari 458 tribute to Niki Lauda. 

The Niki Lauda Ferrari 458 Tribute car at a glance:

  • Signature red coat features the livery racing stripes reminiscent of the models driven by Lauda in the 1970s, his Scuderia glory days.
  • The white roof and gold wheels finish off the exterior effects of this Ferrari 458.
  • The interior features include black leather with red accent stitching for a sporty racing appeal.
  • The seats and the console boast the Italian flag motif and the incorporated instrument panel and items are F1 inspired. The overall feel is that of a true supercar racing cockpit.

The movie ‘Rush’ offers a glimpse of the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt. Lauda is a former Formula One Racing driver who won the F1 World Championship in 1975, 1977 and 1984. A truly versatile entrepreneur, Lauda has also founded two airlines: Lauda Air and Niki, respectively. As if running two airlines is not enough to occupy ones time, Lauda also works for a German television station for racing events and acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas F1 racing team. read more

Ferrari Tailor Made Program: Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC

Ferrari Tailor Made Program

The Ferrari Tailor Made Program is a special secret that is not exactly known to all. Stars like Eric Clapton have taken advantage of the program, which adapts any model in the brand’s range with requested bodywork and completely custom interior. Check out Clapton’s SP12 EC Ferrari! Yes, the EC stands for ‘Eric Clapton’.

Ferrari’s special custom program will not only build a supercar to a client’s specifications (they will not, however, tweak the performance), they will make sure it is a one-off. Eric Clapton’s SP12 EC is essentially a Ferrari 458 Italia with bespoke bodywork to help it stand out among other models. Clapton’s favorite Ferrari is the BB 512i, which packs a flat 12, though Ferrari talked him out of using a V12 in the SP12 EC. read more