Already saturating restomods? Well we put a layer! The Ferrari 250 GT never ceases to fuel the automotive dream machine. In addition to its proposal with GTO Engineering’s Squalo, and awaiting a possible revisit by Ares Design, which won the right to use the GTO’s design in court against Ferrari, RML Group is starting production of its own version. called the short wheelbase (SWB) Ferrari 250 GT RML Short Wheelbase.
We know how to do this in RML. Ray Mallock Ltd (RML) was founded in 1984 by racing driver and motorsport engineer Ray Mallock. The company began in the 1980s by building prototypes and racing in the Group C World Sports Car Championship. Great times of BTCC and WTCC in the 90s/2000s, especially with the preparation of the Nissan Primera, and then the Chevrolet Cruze. It’s also RML at work to fit the crazy Nissan Juke R. So, in terms of preparation, RML spawns there.
Heart of Maranello
The Wellingborough-based British company recently announced that the first copy is ready for production for a total of 30 copies. The short-wheelbase will feature a carbon fiber body based on a chassis derived from the Ferrari 550 Maranello, but with a different suspension setup. No V12 Colombo under the hood but Naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V12 from MaranelloIt is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox that can develop 485 horsepower and a maximum torque of 570 Nm.
Compared to the 550 Maranello, handling has been improved by reducing the front overhang to optimize weight distribution towards the center of gravity. The car has a suspension consisting of passive Ohlins shock absorbers that replace the active Bilstein shock absorbers found in the 550 Maranello. Besides, we have anti-roll bars, uniquely tuned springs, superior driving dynamics, reduced ground clearance, retro-style 18-inch alloy wheels and Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires. On the performance side, RML Group claims that 250 GT SWBs can be accelerated. 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 297 km/h.
Production of the special short-wheelbase Ferrari 250 GT is expected to begin in late 2021, with delivery in early 2022, after a full two-year development period. It will take 6 months to produce each of the 30 copies.RML has developed up to six simultaneous production capacities to meet demand quickly.
Our opinion, by leblogauto.com
Beauty needs to unload £1.3m, equivalent to €1.51m, to bring you this gorgeous replica of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB, whose rare original models are in trade today. More than 10 million Euros at auction today! Few will be lucky enough to drive it, or even get close to it, but we can’t ignore our delight to see that the idea of a particular car persists through the works of these enthusiasts.