The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione is a legend on wheels. The classic Italian is still convincing today with its unexcited, beautiful lines and makes the super sports cars of the present, some of which are heavily spoiled, look quite old. Incidentally, the SWB in the name reveals the short wheelbase. And for the times, the 250 GT had an abundance of power. Under the hood a 3,0-liter V12 from Colombo worked in the Competizione up to 290 PS (even more in the Race Trim) brought to the rear wheels. With the wheelbase shortened by 20 centimeters compared to its predecessor and the reduced weight, the 250 GT was an outstanding racing car. This is proven by class victories at the Tourist Trophy in Goodwood with Stirling Moss at the wheel, the Tour de France Automobile and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Originally presented in Paris in 1959!
The Competizione was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1959 as the successor to the “Tour de France” (TdF), which is known as the LWB due to its longer wheelbase. And now the Ferrari specialists from "GTO Engineering" from Berkshire England / Los Angeles USA have decided to bring the legend back onto the road with a beautiful replica. Curtain up for that Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione 'Revival'! This makes one of the most expensive cars in the world somehow affordable. At least when you have 1 million over. And the fact that you never actually see one on the street could change with it. Because the 250 SWB Revival replica is intended for "daily" use. The team at GTO Engineering uses original drawings, dimensions and knowledge for the production. The 250 SWB Revival uses a handcrafted tubular frame under a "hand-beaten" aluminum housing.
Dimensions correspond to the original
The dimensions correspond to those of the original Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione, which is exactly 203 mm shorter than the 250 GT. Every GTO Engineering 250 SWB Revival is a bespoke construction with a variety of specially developed options. It should be configurable for use on the road for rallies, tours, sprints and real races. Under the long hood, GTO Engineering installs its own Colombo V12, which with 3,0 liters, 3,5 liters and 4,0 liters displacement and at least 280 hp ensures propulsion befitting its class. Each expansion stage has a triple carburetor and is either linked to a standard four-speed gearbox or an optional five-speed manual gearbox. And GTO Engineering also developed the gearbox itself and guarantees particularly precise gear changes and a top speed that is befitting of its class.
Contemporary brake system with disc brakes
The replica is braked with a modern brake system with disc brakes all around, which, however, has the look from back then. But if you actually want to take the vehicle to the racetrack, you can optionally order lighter and more heat-efficient aluminum brake calipers. Incidentally, when it comes to the wheelset, classic 16-inch or optional 15-inch models are used Laced wheels with a highly polished surface. Of course, the set of wheels depends on a state-of-the-art sports suspension that can be individually adjusted and, compared to the original car, promises more grip, more stability, more comfort and generally more suitability for everyday use. In addition to a faster steering ratio of 17: 1, a smaller one is also optional Steering wheel available. Interested parties can attend the 250 SWB Revival without aprons (standard on the original car) or order them with tailor-made chrome bumpers.
the interior shows itself with a lot of leather
In the interior, the replica shows itself with completely leather-covered seats and, if desired, even leather headrests. And there are either normal lap belts or belts on an optional belt bar as well as a headliner with the perforated original material of the 1960s classic. Optional extras such as air conditioning, a USB charger under the dashboard, a navigation system or an integrated stereo system are also available. GTO Engineering has already sold over 30 vehicles, each of which takes between 12 and 18 months, depending on the specifications, and costs over 1 million euros. Compared to the 11 to 13 million euros for an original, that's a bargain. If we receive information on further details in a timely manner, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
Photos: GTO engineering
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Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione 'Revival'!
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