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The GTO Engineering Squalo has a strict purpose: to put the fun and engagement back into driving. Inspired by the golden age of sports cars and adding a modern twist, GTO Engineering is designing, developing and building Squalo from the ground up, all from its UK HQ.

 

The ethos of the new car by GTO Engineering is to push the boundaries of modern craftsmanship, with new materials and using the learnings the team has had restoring, building and maintaining a range of road- and race-oriented Ferraris since 1991. With a fully custom interior, hand-crafted exterior, GTO Engineering is blending modern technology and manufacturing with a strong attention to detail that rivals the very best coach builders.

 

Targeting a sub-1,000 kg total weight for Squalo, GTO Engineering is developing a quad-cam V12 engine, targeted to weigh sub-165 kg, alongside a bespoke manual gearbox transaxle with specialists Hewland, who are on track to co-develop and deliver a sub-70 kg unit, which will house a five-speed manual and limited-slip differential and is slated to be the smallest and lightest the industry has ever seen. 

 

Combined with a usable interior and boot space for longer GT journeys or track days, the GTO Engineering Squalo will be built by hand and available to customers worldwide as a bespoke collector car built to individual specifications. 

GTO Engineering 

Squalo

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1. (L_R) William Hewland, Mark Lyon at Hewland's in-house engineering facility
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2. (L_R) Mark Lyon, William Hewland handshake