Thoroughbred racing Ferraris are so rare, it’s hard enough getting near one, let alone owning one.
Ferrari’s rich history is filled with one-of-a-kind or extremely rare racing icons. Priceless cars that wrote motorsport history and spawned urban myths and legends. One of these iconic automobiles is the Ferrari 250 GTO. A model so coveted, so respected and so praised, that it’s considered a work of art. It also sells like a work of art, reaching unimaginable and unreachable sums of money.
So, if someone really wants to own one, it’s actually better if they settle for a replica instead. A high-end replica, to be more specific, especially if they’re looking for that authentic period vibe.
Take for instance this Ferrari 330 P4 racer. It’s a replica, of course, because only three original P4s were made with only one remaining in its original state. This particular build, resembles the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona winner, which beat Ford and its GT40 MK.IIs on its home turf to counter the all-American domination of the 1966 Le Mans event.
The replica looks gorgeous and it’s perfect in every detail. It’s even street legal as it was built on a 1965 Ferrari 330GT chassis and retains its title and registration. The body is constructed from hand laid carbon fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass composite, while the suspension is a mix of custom fabricated bits and Ferrari 308 components modified to fit.
Under the bonnet lies the original Ferrari 4.0-litre Colombo V12, taken from the donor 330 GT. With induction handled by triple down draft Weber 40 DCOE carbs, the engine is capable of boasting 340 hp.
And if you’re still questioning the replica’s quality and accuracy, then you must know that Ferrari used it for a photoshoot to celebrate their anniversary of the 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour race, as the original cars weren’t available at that time.