2021 Ferrari 550 Maranello Short Wheelbase by RML

The Ferrari RML 250 GT SWB may be the ultimate expression of automotive Retro-futurism

RML is cooking up an epic hommage to the 1952 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, based on a 550 Maranello

The guys from RML specialize in bespoke setups for motorsports and road applications. They are behind the GTR-powered Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge and the road conversion for the Aston Martin Vulcan

In order to truly becom a modern-day 250 GT SWB, the 550 Maranello's chassis has been shortened to match the original's wheelbase

The 5.5-liter V-12 has remained untouched, It makes 478 hp and 420 lb/ft

This translates to a 4.1-second 0 to 60 mph time and a top speed of over 185 mph.

In comparrison, the 1952 Ferrari 250 GT SWB had a 3.0-liter V-12. that made 280 hp and 191 lb/ft

This resulted in a still impressive 0 to 60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph

The 550's mostly aluminum body has been replaced with composite body panels, which results in less weight and better rigidity

The suspension features new Ohlins dampers, unique spring rates, and new anti-roll bars

Computational Fluid Dynamics testing has been used in order to predict the car's lift at high speeds

In adition, minor tweaks have been made to optimize weight distribution

The interior matches the exterior's modern execution of a classic design and comes in a few leather and Alcantara "flavors"

In addition, RML has made sure, anyone from 5 ft to 6 ft 6 in will be able to fit inside the cockpit

And, of course, it wouldn't be a proper hommage if there wasn't a gated shifter to match the three pedals

The dedicated team at RML has definitely gone above and beyond for this modern interpretation of the iconic 250 GT SWB

The first c ustomer vehicles will come in the first quarter of 2022

RML is expected to unveil anorher retro-inspired V-12 model around hte same time, potentially followed by some sort of EV

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