To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, the Italian brand has rolled out a bespoke model aptly called the J50. Just like the F60 America, only 10 units of the limited series car will be made, and following Ferraris fuori serie tradition, each one will be tailored specifically to the customer’s requirements.

Based on the 488 Spider, the J50 retains the 3.9 litre twin-turbo continues to be of service here, although it now comes with 20 PS more power for a sum of 690 PS. Ferrari did not disclose any performance details but expect a quicker 0-100 km/h sprint time and top speed.

However, it isn’t the speed that makes the J50 special because just look at it. The automaker says the all-new bodywork you see here “heralds a radically futuristic design language,” which could indicate that some of the cues could make an appearance in future models.

The J50’s front-end features a low-set nose and carbon-fibre air channels, along with slim full-LED headlamps. There’s also a black swage line that begins from just under the hood badge, which progress down the car’s flanks and into the reshaped side intakes.

Other highlights include the slanted top edge of the side window that flows into the new bonnet section, which is now lower at the centre. At the rear, a transparent polycarbonate cover showcases the engine, shaped to provide a visual extension of the two roll hoops, which feature a small aero foil bridge between them (inspired by 1960s prototypes)

This is just one of the aerodynamic development work done on the J50, with the aero foil directing air over the rear spoiler. In other areas, the radiators have been positioned closer together, and the rear diffuser features a different extractor shape to provide a more powerful stance.

Finishing touches include a quad taillight design reminiscent of the Ferrari 360 and 20-inch forged wheels unique for this limited-edition model. Inside, the cabin gets specific upholstery for the seats, and unlike car it is based on, there’s no mechanical-folding roof to protect the occupants from the elements. Instead, owners will get a two-piece carbon-fibre hard top that they will need to put up themselves.