RML Brief Wheelbase revealed – Ferrari 250 GT SWB reimagination with fashionable underpinnings
Regardless of the 40 years between the unique 250 SWB and the 550, the 2 truly share remarkably related proportions in wheelbase and top, with solely the general width proving to be considerably totally different. This made it considerably simpler for RML’s chief designer, Jonathan Bowen, to switch the SWB’s iconic design to this all-new automotive.
The 550’s F133 5.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 engine, six-speed gated handbook transmission and rear-wheel drive guarantee fashionable ranges of efficiency and a few good old style driver involvement. Peak energy and torque figures are correct to the 550 at 478bhp and 419lb ft, however efficiency is projected to be barely forward of the donor automotive, with a 0-60mph time of 4.1sec and a high pace of 185mph. This further efficiency is derived from the slight discount in weight, RML projecting a ultimate determine of 1470kg dry.
The inside will take an analogous strategy to the outside, with a bespoke design that references the 250 SWB however makes use of the 550’s dashboard structure and construction to kind a extra usable and spacious atmosphere. RML has designed the Brief Wheelbase to be useful in on a regular basis driving, so fashionable creature comforts can even be included as a part of the package deal.
A complete of 30 models are deliberate, with manufacturing attributable to begin early subsequent 12 months and the primary automobiles reaching prospects by the spring. Unsurprisingly for a mission like this, RML has not given any indication of worth, however contemplating the sheer quantity of customized fabrication that can go into every instance, to not point out the rising values of the 550 Maranellos that RML might want to chop to items to be able to create every one, we suspect it received’t be low-cost.