Ferrari is starring the automotive market with its new models and the Ferrari 250 GT will prove it. Sir Stirling Moss was the one who described the 250 GT SWB model as the greatest GT car in the world, while the 250 GTO is arguably the most beautiful Ferrari road car ever made. Finding an original example available on the market is quite difficult and expensive, several companies, even freelancers try to reimagine Ferrari's classic grand tourer of this 21st century.
Amongst them is a UK firm RML Group which has presented its own version of the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. It perfectly balances the retro styling and modern tech. It’ll be known on the market as RML Short Wheelbase, this modern variant of the Ferrari 250 pays homage to the driving purity of supercars from the past while along with the 21st-century comfort, convenience, and luxury.
The RML Short Wheelbase is designed to be larger than the original 250 GT SWB featuring a carbon fiber body following the original lines with new design cues – each of the next elements being totally reimagined. A whole new concept of the stacked rear lights, exposed fuel filler, front grille, and air vents behind each wheel.
"After almost three years, we are nearing completion of the Short Wheelbase's development. While this is the first such car to wear RML's name, our experience working on a variety of whole vehicle programs - as a 'white label' partner to various OEMs - is extensive, and second to none. So this car showcases much of the experience we've gained from not only designing and building low-volume, high-end motor cars but also implementing thorough testing procedures to make sure that driving them is an emotional experience for all the right reasons," said RML's Chief Executive, Michael Mallock.
The Restomod will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.5-liter V12 engine which was borrowed from a 550 Maranello that offering an output of 478 horsepower and 569 Newton-meter of torque, coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox. The new reimagined 250 GT will reach the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 185 mph (297 km/h).
The prices are TBA and keep in mind that the company will produce only 30 units and could appear on the market way before 2023. Which one did you spot - the blue or the grey one?