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2017 Ferrari J50 (488 Targa Limited Edition) Looks Amazing in Tokyo Live Video

If anybody doubted the fact that Prancing Horses can be considered rolling pieces of art, Ferrari's latest special edition unveiling comes to confirm that, with the Prancing Horse introducing the J50 at the National Art Center in Tokyo.
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Sometimes, we get to spy on the projects handled by the Ferrari Special Projects division (458 MM, anybody?). This, however, wasn't one of those occasions, with the J50 taking us all by surprise.

The nameplate indicates the fact that the supercar, which is based on the 488 Spider, marks five decades of Ferrari presence in Japan.

The J50 drops the folding metallic roof of the Spider in favor of manually removable carbon fiber panels, which can be stowed behind the rear seats - this is actually a brilliant feature, as the nose of the beast can still swallow one's luggage.

The helmet visor effect windscreen, a feature the Ferrari Styling Center in Maranello is proud of, reminds us of another limited edition we met two years ago, namely the F12 TRS.

And, like the 458-based Ferrari Sergio limited edition that showed up last year, the J50 explores the horizontal headlight design avenue, straying far from the vertical front cluster styling contemporary Fezzas use.

At the rear, we find a blend between the quadruple taillights, which may or may not come from the GTC4Lusso, and a stunning deck that includes a transparent engine cover.

Alas, things aren't all that custom inside the Targa vehicle, where the Italians have only used a two-tone Alcantara approach mixing Red and Black, as well as special trim.

With the Prancing Horse having now returned to twin-turbo engines, there was no issue with extracting an extra 20 ponies from the 3.9-liter V8 heart of the 488.

Following Ferrari's fuori serie not-for-the-masses pedigree, only ten units of the J50 will be built and we can't wait for the individual color and material specs to greet us on Instagram. Until then, you can check out the live video below.

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