If you’re the kind of person who needs to have that one-of-a-kind, super expensive sports car, then this is the car for you. This ultra rare Ferrari J50 is one of just ten made, and it’s for sale. That’s great news if you’re a multi-millionaire who wants a collector’s item they’ll probably never be able to drive in the United States. If you’re just a regular old millionaire though, you might be out of luck.
The 2016 Ferrari J50 is currently for sale for $3.6 million, according to Road & Track. Ferrari made ten of these J50s as limited versions of the Ferrari 488 Spider. It was designed by the Ferrari Design in Maranello to commemorate Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in 2018.
What’s the difference between the Ferrari 488 and the Ferrari J50?
The Ferrari J50 is like the 488, but better, and not just because there are only ten of them and it’s super expensive. The biggest differences are the horsepower and design. The Ferrari 488 Spider is capable of 670 horsepower, while these special limited Ferrari J50s can get up to 690 horsepower.
Both the Ferrari Spider 488 and the J50 have 3.9-liter, twin turbo V8 engines. They also both have seven speed, dual clutch transmissions. The Ferrari J50 can get from 0-60 mph in just three seconds. It’s not as fast as the Tesla Model S Plaid, but there are definitely more than ten of those.
What does the Ferrari J50 look like?
When Ferrari made these ten ultra rare J50s, they allowed them to be personalized. The original two-seater Ferrari J50 on display had a three-layer red body. It also has a leather and Alcantara interior. The particular Ferrari on the market has a black body. Unlike the Ferrari 488’s folding hard top, the Ferrari J50 has a two-piece targa roof.
Ferrari made these ten Ferraris just for Japan, saying they were for clients who wanted an “innovative, low-slung roadster.” It was supposed to recall earlier Ferraris such as the GTO, F40 and F50.
Where can I get one?
And yet being in Japan is the biggest problem for anyone considering purchasing this ultra rare Ferrari. The one up for grabs (well, for grabs as long as you bring your checkbook), is at a Tokyo Ferrari dealership. They can’t be imported into the United States until they’re at least 25 years old or are on the “Show or Display” list. The Ferrari J50 is neither of those things.
Whoever owned this particular Ferrari J50 before obviously treated it like a collector’s item as well. The car only has 430 miles on it. Its exterior and interior remain untouched, or looking untouched, anyway. And if you’re collecting Ferraris, that’s probably what you want.
Just in case there’s some hidden damage or a problem with your $3.6 million J50, Ferrari is covering maintenance costs on them until 2026.
If you really, really want this Ferrari J50 (and if you can afford it), you’ll probably be able to figure out a way to get it, even if you can’t import it to the United States. And, if you decide to actually drive it, you’ll probably never see anyone else with the same car.
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