GTO Engineering's Squalo will be powered by a 10,000rpm V12
British Ferrari specialist's '60s inspired sports car will be powered by this exquisite V12
By now you must be knowing that British Ferrari specialist GTO Engineering is working on a bespoke '60s inspired sports car called Squalo. As beautiful as the car will look, GTO Engineering has revealed that the sports car will be powered by a mad V12 having a redline of 10,000 rpm.
The engine will produce more than 450 horsepower and have a very impressive power-to-weight ratio as it will weight less than a tonne. This lovely engine will be completely bespoke and not borrowed from any other car or engine-builder.
In order to give the Squalo good handling, the engine will be placed lower down and further back than in old Ferraris. Other features of the engine include a lighter starter motor, lightweight clutch and flywheel along with hollowed-out parts.
GTO Engineering's head honcho Mark Lyon said: “People often ask us what the similarities are between Squalo and any 250-series car, and it’s easier to say this: there are none.”
“There aren’t any parts that are shared between the two, and one key case study for that is the engine. We know most V12 Ferraris inside out, and recently weighed a 1960 4.0-litre V12 engine; it was 176kg as a complete unit with the starter motor, oil and oil filler tubes too. That’s so much lighter than a modern V12, and we know we can do even better with our knowledge as well as modern advancements and techniques”, he added.