If you are here, there is a very good chance that you will know the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO, this Italian sports car with iconic lines ultra-sought after by collectors, to the point of seeing its coast literally explode for many years. It must be said that the car is extremely rare, since it was produced in only 34 units between 1962 and 1964, enough to increase speculation around this star, to the point that a copy reached a few years ago the bar of 32 million euros during an auction. Suffice to say that today it is very difficult to afford one. Fortunately, GTO Engineering may have the solution if you dream of owning one of these beautiful Italians. The British company, which notably signed the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Revival indeed returns to the charge, and is currently working on the creation of a modernized version of the 250 GTO, called GTO Moderna.
Inspired by the two aforementioned icons, the car adopts a deliciously neo-retro style and sports an astonishing double-boss roof inspired by what is done on the home side. Zagato. If the car takes the vast majority of its lines from the short-wheelbase Ferrari 250 GTO launched in the early 1960s, its undersides and bodywork benefit from modern technologies. This is in fact made of carbon fiber, in order to reduce the weight of the car as much as possible, while certain elements such as the doors and the hood. The whole is then based on a tubular steel frame, designed with aluminum sub-frames, always with the aim of limiting the mass of the sports car. Regarding the interior, nothing has been revealed yet, but Mark Lyon, the founder of GTO Engineering says that “ there will be some common characteristics, but it will not be a Ferrari “. Fans nevertheless hope to find emblematic elements, such as the wooden steering wheel or the aluminum gear lever. It will therefore be necessary to wait to know if their wish will be granted.
A real V12
Rest assured right away, this Modern GTO will not succumb to the sirens of electrification, as many similar retro projects have done. Here, the Italian-English sports car will be powered by a V12 located in the front position, associated with a manual gearbox. Its power and performance have not yet been detailed, and for good reason: it will be possible to customize it at will. Anyway, its total weight announced under the ton suggests that the sensations will be there no matter what. The car will benefit from all modern technologies, starting with the braking system, but also the suspensions and the exhaust, as well as the entire electrical system. A guarantee of quality and additional reliability, all in a very desirable retro setting. For now, the number of copies of this GTO Moderna has not yet been announced, but there is no doubt that it will be very limited, while the unit price will revolve around 1,75 million d’euros. But don’t we say that when we love …
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