Long-time Ferrari enthusiast, Eric Clapton, talks exclusively in the latest issue of The Official Ferrari Magazine about his latest car produced as part of Ferrari’s One Off programme.
This year marks the 20th anniversary since the first Ferrari, a 348 TS, was ordered in Beijing, and to mark the occasion Ferrari will introduce a special-edition 458 Italia, produced exclusively for the Chinese market.
Something of a ruckus kicked off last night as pictures of very ‘special’ Ferrari 458 Italia hit the web, rumoured to belong to none other than legendary singer-songwriter, Eric Clapton.
The new smart forspeed concept is a design study in the mould of the original 2002 smart crossblade – the two-seater has no roof or side windows and it features a low wind deflector instead of a windscreen. Unlike the crossblade, the forspeed is powered by a zero-emission all electric drive and has been created to demonstrate that zero emission cars can be great fun to drive.
Owning a smart fortwo has always been about expressing your personality and rebelling against from the purely functional nature of city cars. Long before BMW MINI offered custom mirror casings and body stripes, smart offered customers the chance to swap entire body panels and change the look of their cars in just a few simple steps. So what happened?
If you’ve read any of my recent articles then you’ll know that I’m full of admiration for Lotus’ out-of-the-box mindset to reinvent their brand and widen its appeal to new audiences.