The modernization of the RML Group (headquartered in Wellingborough) in 1959 is nearing completion Ferrari The 250 GT SWB (short wheelbase) is expected to improve performance and be equipped with the latest cabin.
- Only 30 examples will be made
- The interior will be updated with modern technology
- Will be powered by 485hp, 5.5L naturally aspirated V12
- The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: What is this?
The first production example of RML’s short wheelbase will arrive in October. It will be made with a carbon fiber body to reduce weight and has an interpretation of the design cues defined by the 250 GT, including stacked taillights and exposed fuel filler ports. Cover, a “chip cutter” front grille and ventilation holes behind each wheel.
RML Group said: “The new model pays tribute to the supercars of the past, while providing the occupants with the comfort and convenience of the 21st century.”
Although no price information was disclosed, production will be limited to around 30 vehicles.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: inside
It is said that the cabin is designed to accommodate a driver up to 6 feet 6 inches and has modern features, including electric front seats, cup holders, air conditioning, and an advanced infotainment system with satellite navigation and smartphone connectivity.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: engine and gearbox
The rear-wheel-drive restomod will be powered by a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated Ferrari V12 engine, which can produce 485hp and 568Nm of power. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.
RML predicts that the powertrain will enable their 250 GT SWB to complete a 0-100kph sprint in 4.1 seconds and continue to reach a top speed of 298kph.
RML Ferrari 250 GT SWB: Dimensions
It is slightly larger than the original car, with a length of 4264 mm and a width of 1954 mm, but the overall outline is retained. Its weight is also slightly lighter than the original at 1,470 kg, which may be due to the addition of the new specifications of the engine and interior.
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