This is a reimagining of a classic car done right.
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione is considered to be one of the most iconic GT racers of all time, securing victories at Le Mans, the Tourist Trophy, and Spa GP. It was famously driven by Sir Stirling Moss, who declared it as "the greatest GT car in the world." Only 176 examples were produced, making them a very rare sight on the road and at historic race meetings. Tracking down an original example isn't easy unless you're willing to pay a seven-figure sum. And if you ever did own one, the car is so valuable you would constantly worry about scratching it.
Thankfully, the UK-based restoration firm GTO Engineering is offering a new way to experience this timeless classic that marries the original car's beautiful looks with modern engineering and luxuries.
Dubbed the 250 SWB Revival, each car is based on a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, but everything from the chassis to the cockpit has improved or rebuilt to create the "ultimate interpretation of a legendary Sixties Ferrari".
Referencing original drawings and measurements, GTO Engineering's 250 SWB Revival utilizes a hand-built tubular frame underneath an aluminium body. It's based on the shorter format of the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione specifications, which is eight inches shorter than the 250 GT. Every example is a bespoke build, with options available designed for the road, touring, sprinting, and racing.
Under the hood, the reimagined 250 SWB is fitted with GTO Engineering's in-house developed V12 available in 3.0-liter, 3.5-liter and 4.0-liter specifications, or a bespoke cc capacity. Each V12 engine is paired with triple carburetors for a smooth power delivery and can be mated to a standard four-speed or optional five-speed gearbox.
The 250 SWB was the first Ferrari GT car to include disc brakes, and the new reimagined version continues this tradition. Alternatively, customers can equip lighter and more heat-efficient aluminum brake calipers. The wheels are available in 16- and 15-inch sizes in a polished or standard finish. A bespoke suspension and alignment increase the grip, updating the handling to modern standards.
As standard, the seats are trimmed in leather. Leather headrests can also be added, along with lap belts or harnesses (with optional harness bar). The headlining is trimmed in the same perforated material as the original 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione. Other optional extras include air-conditioning, a heated windshield, satellite navigation, a stereo, and a USB charger.
GTO Engineering is offering the 250 SWB Revival as a road car or a racing specification. Each car takes between 12-18 months to build and costs over $1 million, making it more expensive than a new Ferrari 812 Superfast but still considerably cheaper than an original 250 GT.