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Ferrari recently celebrated its “golden” 50th anniversary in Japan. To honor the feat, they wheeled a car off the production line that’ll cost its drivers their weight in gold.
Ferrari revealed a new limited-run series of bespoke cars, inspired by the 488 Spider, that reportedly cost $2.66 million each. The J50—”J” for Japan and “50” for its anniversary—is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that marks a return to the much-loved Targa body style from the 1970s and ’80s. Good luck getting the keys to one, though. Designed by the Ferrari Styling Center in Maranello, Italy, only 10 models will be produced, and each one will be custom-tailored to its buyer’s preference.
Although the J50 tips its cap to Ferraris of old—the black dividing line, for example, is a nod to the F40 released in the ’80s—the car’s body is entirely new and evokes a futuristic style. Reminiscent of its open top barchetta, Ferrari designers employed a helmet visor–style windshield. Under the hood lies a special 690 hp version of its 3.9-liter V8 engine that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award in 2016.
Given that only 10 were produced, this article could be the closest you’ll get to a J50. That said, enjoy the photos below.