As of 1960, the masterpiece was put in motion by means of a vicious 3.0-liter Tipo 168B Colombo V12, engineered by Gioacchino Colombo. This naturally aspirated piece of machinery prides itself with three Weber 38 DCN carburetors and two valves per cylinder head.
At 7,000 rpm, the SOHC behemoth is capable of generating up to 275 hp, joined by a crushing torque output of 203 pound-feet (275 Nm) at around 6,000 revs. A four-speed manual transmission is tasked with channeling the engine’s sheer force to a rear-wheel-drive.
The whole structure is enveloped in a timeless aluminum bodywork designed by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. Up front, it is supported by a double wishbone unit with coil springs and Koni tubular dampers, accompanied by a live axle that houses Koni shock absorbers and semi-elliptical leaf springs on the opposite end. Most notably, the 250 GT was the very first Ferrari GT vehicle to be equipped with disc brakes.
Now, when it comes to spotless Ferrari restorations and state-of-the-art replicas, the Brits over at GTO Engineering aren’t messing around. The Twyford-based firm houses a crew of gifted craftsmen that boast a combined experience of over 200 years in the automotive realm. Recently, they stunned the world with their 250 GT SWB Revival, a staggering replica of the Berlinetta Competizione. Needless to say, it is one of the sexiest four-wheeled machines money can buy and guarantees to leave even the most pretentious petrolhead speechless.
As many as 300 hours are invested into developing each and every V12 powerplant, which is truly mind-boggling! GTO offers a total of three engine options, namely a 3.0-liter mill and a larger 3.5-lter counterpart, topped off by one fierce 4.0-liter leviathan. Additionally, their customers may choose between a four- and five-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of stopping power, it is handled by a similar setup to that of an authentic SWB Berlinetta Competizione from 1960, but overhauled with modern equipment. To improve braking performance even further, lightweight aluminum calipers may be installed on request. The firm’s clients may opt for 15-inch or 16-inch polished wheels.
Last but not least, these fascinating works of mechanical art are priced at approximately $1,000,000 a pop. Although that might seem outrageous, it begins to sound like a bargain when compared to an original 250 GT SWB’s colossal price tag.
Wouldn’t you just love to take this beauty for a spin on the track?