Real Deal is how Castlemaine Rod Shop calls the one-off build, which has received a free-breathing V12 from the best name in the business. The powerplant was reportedly sourced from a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, a four-seat GT produced by the Prancing Horse of Maranello from 2004 through 2011.
Replaced by the all-wheel-drive FF, the Pininfarina-designed gran turismo pays tribute to Sergio Scaglietti, the coachbuilder who gave us the bite-the-back-of-your-hand beautiful 375 MM, 250 Testa Rossa, and the 250 GTO.
Offered with a six-speed manual or an automated manual, the aluminum-bodied 2+2 develops 533 ponies and 434 pound-feet (588 Nm) of torque. By comparison, the inline-six LC GTR cranks out less than 150 horsepower.
In stark contrast to GM LS V8 and Ford Coyote V8 swaps, there’s no such thing as a Ferrari Tipo F133 V12 swap kit. Castlemaine Rod Shop had to modify the front crossmember for the dry-sump motor to fit in the engine bay. The go-faster shop had to cut the hood too, but it was definitely worth it because a Ferrari-powered Holden isn’t exactly a common sight in the Oz.
Going forward, the one-of-one build will receive a Powerglide automatic transmission and a road-going setup rather than a strip-slaying makeover.