Vandenbrink, an automotive design company founded in 2006 in The Netherlands by Dutch designer Michiel van den Brink and businessman Robert Koumans, has issued a new press release today (Oct.10, 2007), revealing new information about the retro-penned Vandenbrink GTO. The hand-made supercar that pays tribute to the iconic 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, will be based on the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano platform and mechanics.
Vandenbrink has teamed up with tuning specialist EDO-Competition to spice up the car’s performance. There will be two available editions:, the 599 GTO fitted with a near stock version of the Ferrari 599’s 6.0-litre V12 engine tweaked to 650 Hp (+30 Hp) and the high performance 630 GTO equipped with a 6.3-liter V12 unit pumping out 750 Hp. The GTO is scheduled to enter production in 2008, with the first cars being delivered in 2009. When we say first cars, don’t get too excited as Vandenbrink will only build 5 examples of the GTO. According to the Dutch coachbuilder, price of a full-option 630 GTO is €993,000 or $1.4 million. And that doesn’t include taxes and the price of a base 599 GTB Fiorano… -Press release & image gallery after the jump
Via: Autoblog.nl , Source: Vandenbrink
Press Release (Scroll down for the image gallery)Vandenbrink Design unveils special coachbuilt GTOVandenbrink Design joins the revival of special coachbuilding by presenting their design of the GTO, a tribute to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.The GTO was designed in 2006 by Michiel van den Brink, who founded the Vandenbrink Design company with business partner Robert Koumans in the NetherlandsThe worldwide acclaim the artist impressions received exceeded all expectations; TopGear even wrote “Ocular Nirvana: arguably the best-looking car in the world”.The overwhealming response put the bar high, but it encouraged Vandenbrink to accept the challenge by prepairing the design for production.The new coachwork will be handcrafted following the classic tradition in aluminium by Dutchman Alwin Hietbrink, who is worldwide known by his excellent aluminium craftsmanship in restoration and rebuilding projects of classic Italian iconic sportscars such as the genuine Ferrari 250 GTO.Optional interior/upholstery redesign will be performed by the Dutch craftsman Henk van Lith, also worldwide known by his specialization in the making of high quality Italian interiors.The GTO is technically based on the superb Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano platform.In cooperation with race engineering expert EDO Competition two versions are offered:- the 599 GTO (5998 cc / 650 hp / 630 Nm) and- the high performance 630 GTO (6300 cc / 750 hp / 680 Nm).Through this unique approach the GTO offers a synthesis of automotive art, craftsmanship and state-of-the-art platform and performance engineering.Only 5 GTO’s will be built for customers, guaranteeing exceptional exclusivity.Customer interest appeared solid; first coachworks have been reserved.Production will start in 2008; delivery to the first owner will be in 2009.Price of a full-options 630 GTO is 993.000,- euros (excl. base 599 GTB Fiorano, ex taxes).Vandenbrink Design:Vandenbrink Design BV is an automotive design company, located in The Netherlands.It is a privately owned company, founded in 2006 by Michiel van den Brink and Robert Koumans.The company focus is on special design and coachbuilding for highly exclusive sportscars.