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

6w ago

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.

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Comments (11)

  • This could be one of the last true enthusiast's cars

      1 month ago
  • GTO has their factory in Reading UK and a site in Los Angeles. If you don't live fairly near one of those places (and I guess a lot of buyers will to be fair), how do you get this serviced easily?

      1 month ago
    • That’s the thing with restomods, the maintenance will be painful and inconvenient

        1 month ago
    • True but an Eagle still uses a Jaguar engine and a Singer a Porsche engine (albeit the Singer DLS is very different from a regular air cooled Porsche engine). Routine servicing at least can be done by a Jaguar or Porsche specialist . This is a...

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        1 month ago
  • Very spicy

      1 month ago
  • "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."

    What is the engine made from, depleted uranium?

      1 month ago
    • No idea mate

        1 month ago
    • I suppose one gram is less than a tonne, but I think the OP was referring to the whole vehicles, but it reads as if the engine was heavy.

        1 month ago
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      1 month ago