Ferrari Specialist Planning 1960s Throwback Sports Car

Reading, ENGLAND – GTO Engineering — a Ferrari specialist based in Reading, England with an office in Los Angeles — will add to its revival line of recreations with plans for the all-new Project Moderna, a 1960s-inspired sports car.

Illustration: GTO Engineering

GTO has faithfully recreated the styling and mechanics of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB in its revival version. The company’s recreation was based on a genuine Ferrari chassis, either a 330 or 365, with a new hand-formed aluminum body, and a freshly-built new-old V12 — built to 3.0-, 3.5-, or 4.0-liter displacements.

Despite its approximate $1 million cost, GTO Engineering experienced enough success with sales of the 250 GT SWB Revival to be confident in the more ambitious Moderna endeavor.

The two-seater Moderna will be front-engined, have a double bubble roof and weigh less than 2,200 pounds. It will be built on a tubular steel chassis with aluminum subframes; the body will be carbon fiber with aluminum doors and hood.

Illustration: GTO Engineering

The company also said that it intends to give the new project car a racing twist by adding motorsport-derived components.

Although no pricing information was provided for the Moderna, GTO Engineering said that each car will be customized to a buyer’s specifications for paint, trim and options offered, as well as suspension and gearbox. The cars will be hand-built in England.