• 2022 Squalo V-12 by GTO Engineering

This retro-looking supercar has a lot of yesteryear-Ferrari vibes and is powered by a V-12 engine

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Back in November last year, GTO Engineering, a U.K.-based company, unveiled renderings of a bespoke sports car that drew inspiration from GT racers from the 60s. Back then, the company introduced this beauty as Moderna, which was a clever wordplay on this car being a modern take of a car from Modena. Fast-forward to the present day and the company has finally revealed what the car looks like and what it will be called.

GTO Engineering has moniker’d this two-door sports car Squalo. It has been built by the company from the ground up and features a quad-cam V-12 engine. Pretty exciting, huh?

What’s Special About The GTO Engineering Squalo?

2022 Squalo V-12 by GTO Engineering Drivetrain
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‘Squalo’ is the Italian word for Shark and is given the name because of its shark-like looks and speed. The car will be powered by a new 4.0-liter, quad-cam V-12 engine. The company hasn’t revealed the power outputs yet, but mentioned that it will come with a manual gearbox. An independent suspension system will also be a part of the package.

The company went on to say that the car will be based on a steel tube chassis that features heavy use of carbon fiber and aluminum. That’s one of the biggest reasons why the automaker was able to keep its curb weight under 2,200 pounds.

2022 Squalo V-12 by GTO Engineering Exterior
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On the outside, it looks like a GT racer from the 1960s. The wing mirrors, door handles, 18-inch bespoke wheels, and all other touches reek of retro styling. The company is also working with a tire manufacturer to develop exclusive rubber for the car. The Squalo may look like a car from the 60s, but it is built on modern principles and using modern technologies. The air vents all around the body for aero-efficiency prove the same. There are no pictures of the interior yet, but we could expect them in the near future.


2022 Squalo V-12 by GTO Engineering Exterior
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The car is being built from the ground up at GTO Engineering’s facility in the U.K., but will be available for sale worldwide. The company has said that the power figures will be unveiled next month and the deliveries are set to begin in 2023.

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