This is the 365 P Berlinetta Speciale and what would make it special would be its elongated rear end. The reason for the extracted back-end would be the 4.4-liter V-12 engine that would occupy the space. Producing 380 hearth-thumping horses and enveloped in a simple, clean Pininfarina design with its squatting rear end, the one-off Berlinetta Speciale would be an angry looking car, even when sitting still.
But there was more than just the twelve-cylinder engine that would make chassis 8971 truly rare, even within the Ferrari stable. Glancing at the car it is easy to spot an intriguing and unusual feature. The give-away is the center position of the steering wheel. That’s right, ‘Tre Posti’ references seating for three.