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GTO Engineering Squalo to have bespoke V-12 with 10,000-rpm redline

British company GTO Engineering has launched the primary particulars on the in-house developed V-12 engine that can energy its upcoming Squalo sports activities automotive.

The Squalo has been styled to resemble a traditional Ferrari, particularly the 250 GTO of the Sixties, however there’s nothing traditional in regards to the {hardware} going into it. We’re speaking about carbon-fiber physique panels, fashionable suspension and brakes, and a bespoke V-12 that can rev all the best way up to 10,000 rpm—sure, greater than a contemporary Ferrari V-12.

GTO Engineering Squalo

GTO Engineering Squalo

GTO Engineering Squalo

GTO Engineering Squalo

GTO Engineering Squalo

The engine is a marvel by itself. It’s nonetheless being developed so GTO Engineering is but to lock within the last specs, however the company has mentioned to anticipate an output of greater than 460 hp and a weight of lower than 364 kilos. The weight is essential as GTO Engineering has a focused dry weight for the Squalo of lower than 2,200 kilos.

The V-12 incorporates a quad-cam design and 4.0-liter displacement, and will probably be paired to a guide transmission. The key to the engine’s means to rev like a bike engine is using light-weight elements constructed utilizing fashionable supplies and fashionable manufacturing methods. The latter has enabled GTO Engineering to hole out many elements. This similar light-weight ethos additionally extends to the starter motor, flywheel and clutch.

GTO Engineering Squalo V-12

GTO Engineering Squalo V-12

The engine’s designers additionally paid consideration to packaging to make sure the V-12 is as tightly packed as potential. This is essential for weight distribution. GTO Engineering targets a 55/45 front-to-rear weight distribution for the Squalo. The company additionally targets a low middle of gravity and thus the engine will probably be mounted nearer to the firewall and decrease to the ground in contrast to early Ferraris.

Aesthetics have additionally performed a task within the design of the V-12—simply have a look at these trumpets. Specific measures have included remodelling of the entrance timing case and ancillary drives to make them sleeker, in addition to avoiding off-the-shelf elements for gadgets just like the distributor caps and essential bearing sump meeting so as to develop extra aesthetically pleasing designs.

GTO Engineering Squalo V-12

GTO Engineering Squalo V-12

GTO Engineering is constructing the Squalo’s first prototype chassis, with many elements now going into the tooling part of manufacturing. The first buyer examples of the automotive are due to begin deliveries in 2023.

Interestingly, patrons have alternative when it comes to sports activities vehicles impressed by traditional Ferraris. Fellow British company RML Group solely on Wednesday introduced its personal sports activities automotive with a design impressed by the Ferrari 250 GT SWB.

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