Shortly after the Ferrari 458 Italia
was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, English musician Eric Clapton commissioned a one-off version of the supercar to be fitted with a V12 engine to replace the stock V8. Renowned as a passionate Ferrari
collector, Clapton apparently went to the Ferrari factory and requested a 458 to be built according to his personal specifications. Unfortunately, fitting a V12 could not be executed so the 4.5-liter V8 remained in the back of the car.