The RML Group (based in Wellingborough) is nearing completion of a modernised take on the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT SWB (short wheelbase), promising improved performance and an up-to-date cabin.
- Only 30 examples will be produced
- Interiors will be updated with modern technology
- Will be powered by a 485hp, 5.5-litre, naturally aspirate V12
- Engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: what is it?
The RML Short Wheelbase, the first production example of which is set to arrive in October, will be built with carbon-fibre bodywork for reduced weight, and features interpretations of the 250 GT’s defining design cues, including stacked rear lights, an exposed fuel filler cap, a ‘chip cutter’ front grille and air vents behind each wheel.
“The new model pays homage to the driving purity of supercars from the past, while offering occupants 21st-century comfort and convenience,” RML Group said.
Production will be limited to around 30 cars, though no pricing information has been revealed.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: interior
The cabin is said to have been designed to accommodate drivers up to 6ft 6in, and gains modern features, including electric front seats, cupholders, air conditioning, and an advanced infotainment system that brings satnav and smartphone connectivity functionality.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: engine and gearbox
The rear-wheel-drive restomod will be powered by a 5.5-litre naturally aspirated Ferrari V12 engine that produces 485hp and 568Nm. The engine will come paired to an open-gate, 6-speed manual gearbox.
RML expects this powertrain will allow their 250 GT SWB to do the 0-100kph sprint in 4.1sec and go on to hit a top speed of 298kph.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: dimensions
It is slightly larger than the original car, at 4,264mm length and 1,954mm width, but the overall silhouette has been retained. It also weighs slightly more than the original, at 1,470kg, which is likely a result of the newer-spec engine and interior additions.