The RML Team (based in Welling borough) is approaching completion on a modernized version of the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB (quick wheelbase), which promises improved overall performance and a more modern interior.
Only 30 of these will be made.
New engineering can be included in the interiors.
The engine will be a 5.5-liter normally aspirated V12 with 485 horsepower.
A 6-speed guidance gearbox will be coupled with the engine.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: what is it?
The RML Shorter Wheelbase will be built with carbon-fiber bodywork for weight savings and will feature interpretations of the 250 GT’s distinguishing layout cues including stacked rear lights, and exposed fuel filler cap, a “chip cutter” entrance grille, and air vents at the back of each wheel.
“The new product pays homage to the driving purity of classic supercars while providing passengers with 21st-century comfort and ease,” according to RML Group.
While no pricing information has been revealed, production will be limited to about 30 cars.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: inside
The cabin is said to be designed to accommodate drivers up to 6ft 6in tall and features modern features such as electric driven front seats, cupholders, air conditioning, and a sophisticated infotainment system with satnav and smartphone connectivity.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: motor and gearbox
A 5.5-liter naturally aspirated Ferrari V12 engine with 485hp and 568Nm will fuel the rear-wheel-drive retromod. The engine will be mated to a 6-speed guide gearbox with open doors.
RML expects their 250 GT SWB to do the -100kph dash in 4.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 298kph with this powertrain.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: proportions
With a length of 4,264mm and a width of 1,954mm, it is slightly larger than the original vehicle, but the overall silhouette has been preserved. It also weighs slightly more than the original, at 1,470kg, which is likely due to the newer-spec motor and interior upgrades.