FERRARI has lifted the lid on a striking new limited series of bespoke cars called the J50.
The J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that marks a return to the Targa body style of several much-loved Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s.
Created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the company’s styling team in Maranello, it will be one of the rarest Ferraris around – with just 10 examples being built.
And in the spirit of Ferrari tradition, each one will be tailored specifically to its customer’s requirements.
Based on the 488 Spider, the J50 is powered by a variant of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year.
Meanwhile the black dividing line is said to be an interpretation of Ferrari styling seen on models like the GTO, F40 and F50.
Inside the cabin, specific trim adorns the sports seats, echoing the design of the rear bonnet while the carbon-fibre hard Targa top is divided into two pieces which stow behind the seats.
The J50 presented at its launch in Tokyo, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, is finished in a special shade of three-layer red with a red-over-black interior trimmed in fine leather and Alcantara.