Classic Ferraris can either be a labour of love or just a labour. Evoluto Automobili has the perfect solution if your experience is the latter.
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Evoluto Automobili is a UK-based Ferrari modifier who recently revealed their latest project: a reimagined Ferrari 348/F355. The result is a magnificent piece of engineering weighing only 1000 kg and powered by an upgraded Ferrari 360 engine with 500 bhp.
Over 90% of the car is changed during the process, including exterior, interior and mechanicals. Clients need to either bring in their own 348 or have one supplied by the company. Next, Evoluto will strip it to the bare chassis to eventually rebuild the car from scratch. Original parts are restored and mixed with new components to create what they describe as “the ultimate homage to the naturally aspirated V8 Ferrari.”
After customer approval of the spec, the company builds the car out beginning with the mechanical aspects, then exterior and lastly the interior.
One powerful combo – 1000 kg meets 500 bhp
To achieve this impressive power-to-weight ratio, a lot of work has gone into creating a very light body out of carbon. As you’d expect, the car will be stripped out, but it’s still luxurious and comfortable on the inside.
The Ferrari 348 has an original kerb weight of around 1390 kg and the Ferrari F355 was even heavier, but this version comes in at just 1000 kg.
Though extreme measures were taken to get the car as light as possible, the engine is still relatively tame. This, says the company, is a logical choice because they aim to bring back the nature of past Ferrari’s, rather than the modern cars with “unusable performance” and electronic support systems.
As mentioned earlier, a significant amount of classic Ferrari owners have a love-hate relation with their cars because some models break down a lot. That won’t be the case with this reincarnation, says the company: “A big part of the development is focused on usability and reliability.” The aim is to focus on real-world ownership, so there’s a global supply of spare parts.
Potential owners should contact Evoluto Automobili via their website for more information.