It’s fair to say Ferrari’s are not the most common of cars you will see on the road, but if you want something a little bit more special than a 488, then back in 2016 for the Japanese market only, Ferrari of Japan celebrated its 50th anniversary with the reveal of a stunning and strictly limited edition car – the Ferrari J50.
The Ferrari J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that marks a return to the targa body style evocative of several well-loved Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s. Created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello, just 10 examples of the J50 were built and, in the spirit of Ferrari’s fuori serie tradition, each one was tailored specifically to the customer’s requirements.
Based on the Ferrari 488 spider, the J50 has a little more power than the ‘standard’ car, powered by the same 3.9L twin-turbo V8 with 681 hp (690 PS / 508 kW) is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Now one of these exclusive cars has come up for sale at Rosso Scuderia in Japan for￥398 million ($3.6 million). Dressed in Black, the exterior is finished in Nero Daytona, while the interior is upholstered in black Alcantara. The only things setting it off are the Grigio Corsa wheels and the yellow from the Ferrari crests found throughout the car.
The black J50 available here is pretty impeccable and although it might be four years old, the supercar has only covered 692 kilometers (430 miles). So if you live in Japan and want something a little more exclusive for your car collection, few Ferraris’ from the prancing horses recent catalogue can be more desirable.