Some myths are timeless and sometimes they are able to make the hearts of fans beat again. When the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, it was immediately clear that its shapes and its structure, inspired by the world of racing, were a very precise reference to a generation born for speed. After more than 60 years, no one would have imagined that the long journey of this model would restart from Great Britain where an exclusive restomod was born, the RML Short Wheelbase, a reinterpretation of the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, the short wheelbase designed by Pininfarina and built by the Scaglietti workshops in Modena.
The British company has chosen carbon fiber for the bodywork, thus replacing the aluminum that at the dawn of the 250 GT was initially used precisely because of its strong link with the world of racing. In this way RML has managed to lighten the car body, while making it heavier than the Ferrari it is inspired by: 1470 kg vs 960 kg, an additional weight also dictated by the increase in size, with the RML Short Wheelbase will have a length of 4264mm. In spite of this, work has been done to keep intact some design features that can easily be traced back to the original, such as the vents behind all the wheel arches, the rear lights and the visible fuel cap.
Pushing this restomod of the 250 GT Berlinetta will always be a naturally aspirated V12 engine of Ferrari, a 5.5-liter that will have an output of 485 hp and 569 nm of maximum torque, combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Judging by the specs it should be the same unit that the Ferrari 550 Maranello is equipped with. According to the specifications provided by the British group, the RML Short Wheelbase should be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 298 km / h. As for the interior, RML ensures that the passenger compartment can comfortably accommodate people up to 1.83 meters tall and will boast some modern features such as the infotainment system equipped with satellite navigation, electronically adjustable seats and an air conditioning system. In all 30 copies of this restomod will be built, with the English company not specifying the price. A little quirk for collectors and for horse lovers who want to garage a Ferrari with a vintage taste but with modern features.
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