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Check out a unique Ferrari 250 GTO that took 15 years to build

17-10-2020 12:00
Few other cars are as valued among collectors as vintage Ferraris. Especially sought after is the legendary 250 GTO model, which came out in 1978 in a run of just 36 units and recently scored a record-breaking $80,000,000 at an auction. The example you see here isn’t a real 250 GTO, and it costs far less – but is still awesome in its own, unique way.

Few other cars are as valued among collectors as vintage Ferraris. Especially sought after is the legendary 250 GTO model, which came out in 1978 in a run of just 36 units and recently scored a record-breaking $80,000,000 at an auction. The example you see here isn’t a real 250 GTO, and it costs far less – but is still awesome in its own, unique way.

Responsible for the build is Will Tomkins, the co-founder of the British tuning company Project Heaven. He has spent over 15 years perfecting his ultimate Ferrari, piecing it together from burnt and otherwise non-running other Prancing Horses. One has to admit, the result surpassed all expectations.

A Ferrari 400i provided the chassis. A 365 GT4 supplied the suspension, and a Ferrari 575M Maranello donated the naturally aspirated V12. Will himself sculpted the body from aluminum in painstaking handiwork. When all was said and done, around 600 hp (447 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque hit the wheels – quite decent numbers even by modern standards. If you think that’s not enough, consider that the original Colombo engine was only half as powerful.

The Frankenrari is currently on sale for £565,000, and it wouldn’t be hard to imagine someone paying sticker for it, given the expert execution of the build.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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