RML’s V12 ‘Short Wheelbase’ Is The Spiritual Continuation Of Ferrari’s 250 GT

May 12, 2021

Category: Rides

Pretty much any Ferrari with the number 250 in its name is considered a legendary sports car today, with one of the most iconic being the 1959 250 GT SWB. Now, that car is being brought back to life in the guise of the RWB Short Wheelbase, a modern interpretation of the Italian classic.

The RWB Short Wheelbase certainly boasts familiar looks, with a near-identical design to the 250 GT SWB. But this is not your average classic car recreation. Rather than striving for accuracy, UK-based RWB has used Ferrari’s mid-century formula to create a thoroughly modern car with today’s technology. The interior, while classically designed, boasts smartphone connectivity, power seats, windows, and mirrors, and even a 7” touchscreen satellite navigation system. Performance is also considerably better than what you’d find in an original 250 GT, with a front-mounted Ferrari 5.5L V12 engine making 478 hp and 419 lb/ft of torque. Mated to a gated six-speed Ferrari transmission, the retro speedster will hit 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of over 185 mph. RML has not yet announced how much the Short Wheelbase will cost, but a limited production run of 30 cars will go on sale in the final quarter of 2021.

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