If you want an idea of what a future Ferrari might look like, look no further than the J50 supercar the automaker recently unveiled during a special anniversary celebration in Japan.
The J50 was built to mark Ferrari’s 50th anniversary in Japan and was shown for the first time during the “Ferrari 50 Year in Japan Anniversary Finale” at the New National Art Museum in Tokyo earlier this month. It is the first of Ferrari’s ‘Fuori Serie’ models to be built specifically for the Japanese market and will be limited to just 10 units.
Of all its limited edition cars, the J50 is “clearly the one with the most-fresh styling,” and “might serve as the blueprint for future Ferrari designs,” the automaker said in a press statement. It features styling cues seen on other recently released Ferrari models, such as the taillights from the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T, and also uses classical Ferrari traits such as the black dividing line seen on classics like the F40 and F50. Other standout styling features include a wraparound windscreen and an aerofoil bridging the two rear roll hoops.
“The bodywork is all new and heralds a radically futuristic design language, with a highly distinctive personality that suits the tastes of a clientele that seeks the utmost in innovative styling,” a Ferrari statement on the J50’s styling reads. “The design approach was led by the desire to create a very low-slung roadster, encapsulating intrinsic Ferrari values of nimbleness and agility.”
Ferrari is currently preparing an updated version of its F12 front-engine GT car and is also rumored to have a V6-powered ‘Dino’ model on the cards that would undercut the V8 488 GTB. The automaker also said earlier this year it would eventually introduce a “second model in the GT segment,” in addition to the California T.