British firm and Ferrari specialist GTO Engineering has announced a new project codenamed Moderna. Previewed in design sketches, the car seems to draw inspiration from the Ferrari 250.
- To be powered by a quad-cam V12 engine
- Will feature tubular steel chassis and carbonfibre bodywork
- Weight under 1000kg
Although not specifically mentioned, styling inspiration will be taken from Ferrari 250 racing cars. However, it doesn’t appear to be a straight-up recreation, rather a reimagined modern version of that car with some tweaks, including a unique ‘double-bubble’ roof design. Modern details include an exhaust and lights “modernised with updated electrics and internals”.
What is known about the GTO Engineering Moderna
The car is claimed to be a sub-1000kg, hand-built sports car “celebrating the best of 1960s motoring with modern and motorsport-derived engineering”. It follows up the firm’s new-build run of ’Ferrari’ 250 SWB Revival models previously announced.
The new model, said to take learnings from GTO Engineering’s near three-decades of experience of building and looking after road and racing-spec Ferraris, uses a tubular steel chassis with aluminium subframes and a “F1-type-spec” carbonfibre body. The doors and bonnet will be aluminium, however.
The Moderna will be powered by a quad-cam V12 engine, another '60s Ferrari throwback, of undisclosed output. GTO intends to “increase driver engagement” with a number of motorsport-inspired components.
It's estimated that each model will take 18 months to hand craft from GTO Engineering’s Berkshire base; 300 man hours alone go into the engine, while each car can be tailored to the requirements of the owner. There are no details yet as to the pricing.