9 Best: The best Ferrari that… is not a Ferrari

9 Best: The best Ferrari that… is not a Ferrari


Visit Arese RH95

It is to the Italian coach Touring coaches that we owe the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante. Transforming the incredible Italian beauty, in this case the Alfa Romeo 8C, into something more unique so there is no problem for the carrozzeria. So when Touring decides to create a refurbished Ferrari and get their hands on F8 Tributo, they do the following: Arese RH95.

It remains with the 710 hp twin-turbo V8, but gets new carbon body panels and scissors doors. Only 18 copies will be made. So if you want a rare Ferrari than this Arese RH95, you will need to order a unique model from Ferrari.

Ferrari is not Ferrari: New Stratos

Stratos New

21st Stratose The century ended in production in 2019. That is 15 years after its presentation. At the time, it was the fastest Ferrari on the road, the 430 Scuderia.

Italian coach builder Manifattura Automobili Torino had shortened the wheel to give Stratos a lighter character. He also stored a 4.3 510hp V8 but provided the gearbox… not provided by Ferrari. Na boom!

Ferrari is not a Ferrari: Glickenhaus P4 / 5 Racing

Glickenhaus Competition P4 / 5

According to Ferrari Enzo, the Jim Glickenhaus P4 / 5 inspired by the P3 model of the 1960s, is one of the most amazing and successful redesigned Ferrari of all time. He was so successful that he earned the official honor of wearing Cavallino.

Then P4 / 5, in turn, led the race version. But, instead of making another Enzo, Glickenhaus backed their P4 / 5 Race in the F430 GTC race. Which did not appeal to Ferrari. This is why the P4 / 5 Tournament was not allowed to embellish the Riding Horse during its events in the 24 hours of Nürburgring in 2011 and 2012.

Ferrari is not Ferrari: Visiting Superleggera Aero 3

Visit Superleggera Aero 3

Prior to creating Arese, Touring had tried to recreate a Ferrari capable of V12. Desire, when you hold us… That’s how Aero 3 above was born. It is based on the Ferrari F12 and is inspired by the Italian race cars of the 1930s. The 15 models released have retained the original 740 hp but have gained 150 kg thanks to the carbon body panels.

Ferrari is not Ferrari: The design of the Ares '250 GTO'

Structure of Ares ‘250 GTO’

Oops, a controversial project to name a few. The Ferrari was not happy (then NOT at all!) That someone would change the F12 or 812 to “pay homage” to one of the most famous cars, probably THE most iconic, from Ferrari: the 250 GTO.

So much so that this project became a topic of legal battle when Ferrari tried to block the use of the 250 GTO chapter. For free … or almost, so far any reference to this 250 GTO evocation has disappeared from Ares Design Website. Possibly going into production? Let’s say microscopic.

Ferrari is not Ferrari: Vandenbrink GTO

Vandenbrink GTO

In “another definition of the GTO 250 based on the modern family of Ferrari V12”, I would like the Vandenbrink GTO. This time it was the Vandenbrink Structure of the Netherlands who wanted to revive the story from 599 GTB.

Two versions were planned, standard 650 hp and special pressure 730 hp. Since the announcement, the only significant development of the project is on the Vandenbrink website where the base has changed from 599 GTB to F12? For others like … production, nothing. Another GTO revival that will not get a chance to land in the billionaire collector’s air conditioner cellar.

Ferrari is not Ferrari: Ferrari Conciso

Ferrari Conciso

We, for a time, will break our own rule – we are right, we decide! – because, technically, it is a Ferrari. Somehow. Conciso, “short” in Italian, was originally a unique 328 GTS, born in the 1990s, then rebuilt as a fast version with no doors or roof in a single-seat-inspired style.

When you get there, temporarily forget its headlights attached to the upcoming hats (?!?) And see it as a Ferrari-driven Ariel Atom. Best! consider the modern “Concisco” based on the 296 GTB …

Ferrari and Ferrari: RML Short Wheelbase

RML Short Wheelbase

What if you really want a Ferrari 250 SWB, but you ‘don’t’ want to pay eight digits? Our solution, call the UK RML. If you do not know, you know at least one of their designs, the Nissan Juke-R (Nissan Juke mounted on the running gear and … Godzilla’s own engine, Nissan GT-R. Ask well, they can build you a 250 degree SWB-esque shell, to stay on the Maranello 550 chassis. Allow 4.1s for 0-60mph and 180mph peaks.

What? Don’t have a Maranello 550 spinning in your garage? If you do not work hard …

Ferrari is not a Ferrari: GTO Engineering Squalo

GTO Engineering Squalo

Although the above RML is a retro group based on the GT of the 1990s, the GTO Engineering Squalo (shark in Italian) is quite popular. But, it depends on the overall experience of GTO Engineering fans. And, fortunately, in their most recent series of “Awakening” which includes 250 SWB Awakening, 250 TR Awakening and, since 2021, California Spider Awakening.

So Squalo sits on its back and has its V12. But it’s impossible to watch this high-end coupe without seeing a lot of Ferrari from the 60s, isn’t it?