Behold the Ferrari SP FFX, recently leaked from the European patent office. The patent drawings were first discovered a couple weeks ago but speculators are finally piecing together what it is they're looking at. According to some reports, the Ferrari SP FFX is a special one-off that may represent the ultimate form of the Ferrari FF grand tourer.

Intially, Autocar indicated a number of styling elements, particularly the three-gill fender vents that point to a possible Ferrari California successor. However, the proportions of the SP FFX is undeniably from the Ferrari FF. The headlights and taillights are direct carry-overs as are the side mirrors and the character lines and creases across the FF. Other than the three-gill fender vents, notable changes include the vents over the hood as well as the sloping fastback roofline replacing the standard Ferrari FF shooting brake hatch design. 

Mechanically, the Ferrari SP FFX will retain the 4RM all-wheel-drive system and the 6.3 liter V12 engine. That said, the SP FFX is expected to receive a healthy power bump over the standard 651 bhp. After all, the fastback design suggests sportier intentions and the "X" in SP FFX gives the moniker an edge. 

In the past, the SP had stood for Sports Prototype. Now SP has been applied to indicate Special Projects Ferrari vehicles. Recent Ferrari SP one-offs include the Ferrari F430 SP1, The 612 GTS Pavesi, the Superamerica 45, the P540 Superfast Aperta, and Eric Clapton's 458 SP12 EC.

Now it's your turn: check out the patent illustrations of the new Ferrari SP FFX above. Do you like it? Let us know what you think in the comment section below!