- The Ferrari 812 Competizione Tailor Made is one of just 999 models, and its body art is completely unique.
- Inspired by the blank-sheet design process, it has matte yellow paint on which sketch-like details are traced—the same goes for the interior.
- The one-off car debuted during Monterey Car Week and will be auctioned for charity on October 17 at the Ferrari Gala in New York City.
It’s one thing to have your friends draw on your face with a permanent marker, it’s another to take a Sharpie to a $600K-plus exotic sports car. While one look at the Ferrari 812 Competizione Tailor Made might make you think such a tragedy occurred, rest assured that’s not actually the case.
Instead, the yellow V-12—powered coupe with black markings all over its body is a one-of-a-kind creation that celebrates the Italian automaker’s design process. Inspired by the a blank-sheet design process, specifically the work of Ferrari’s chief design officer, Flavio Manzoni, the company’s stylists and its Tailor Made customizing division worked together for over a year on this one-off 812.
The resulting car is shown in these photos wearing matte Giallo Tristrato (yellow) paint with details traced in matte Nero DS Sketch. They highlight bits such as the aero-blade that bisects the hood, the side louvres, and the vortex generators on the rear panel. The Sharpie-like aesthetic continues inside, with the 812’s cabin covered in Alcantara that has design sketches embroidered into the seats as well as the dashboard.
For those curious about the Ferrari 812 Competizione that is the basis for this work of art, it’s an 819-hp farewell to the brand’s nonhybrid V-12. Only 999 will be built, with a price tag north of $600,000. This custom Tailor Made example is one of those limited numbers, and while it is virtually priceless, it’ll be auctioned off for charity on October 17 at the Ferrari Gala in New York City.
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Eric Stafford’s automobile addiction began before he could walk, and it has fueled his passion to write news, reviews, and more for Car and Driver since 2016. His aspiration growing up was to become a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like car collection. Apparently, getting rich is harder than social-media influencers make it seem, so he avoided financial success entirely to become an automotive journalist and drive new cars for a living. After earning a journalism degree at Central Michigan University and working at a daily newspaper, the years of basically burning money on failed project cars and lemon-flavored jalopies finally paid off when Car and Driver hired him. His garage currently includes a 2010 Acura RDX, a manual ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.