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Does the Ferrari 812 Superfast suit a retro racing livery?

A UK customer has commissioned this Stirling Moss-inspired new Superfast...

Retro liveries on arch-modern supercars are nothing new – just last week we were ogling the Ford GT Heritage Edition and its iconic orange/blue Gulf Racing bodywork. But applying historical paint jobs to the very latest supercars is a tricky art to get right. Is this one-off Ferrari as successful?

What we have here is a 789bhp Ferrari 812 Superfast, covered in a blue/white hue, inspired by a Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta Competizione. This particular classic, resplendent in its dark blue and white stripes’n’roundels, was raced to victory by none other than Sir Stirling Moss at the Goodwood, Nassau, Brands Hatch and Silverstone circuits in the early 1960s. A UK customer has commissioned Ferrari to apply a matte version of the Blu Scozia Opaco to their new 217mph super GT, and you can see the results from the car’s collection here.

It’s certainly one of the more striking 812s out there, but applying a curvaceous classic’s old-school livery to such an aggressive-looking, hyper-modern supercar has split opinion in the TopGear office. We’re imagining it’ll do the same with your hive mind, dear internet.

Terrific or tasteless, then? And if you’re going to knock someone’s rather special new car, perhaps, you’d car to suggest an alternative paintscheme?

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