While much of the automotive world this weekend was worried about pitched tents flying away out at Russo & Steele, Ferrari officially debuted the one-off P540 Superfast Aperta this weekend at the Cavallino Classic in Palm Beach, Florida.

In case you missed it the first time, the P540 Aperta was commissioned and partly developed by Edward Walson, son of John Walson, the inventor of cable TV. The P540 was produced by Pininfarina and Ferrari's Special Projects division, which handles one-off customizations for the automaker.


While it shares similar technical specs with the 599, it's obviously a strong visual departure. With touches of Maserati, 250 GTO and even a smidge of Shelby Series One, this won't be mistaken for anything else on the road built this decade — especially not with that luminescent gold paint job and the black and carbon fiber accent elements.

Whereas the donor car is a sportier GT, the P540 is a more aggressive and masculine take on it. Most notably, and the reason for the Aperta label (Italian for "window"), is the open top. [Ferrari via motobullet, conceptcarz]