First Production RML (Ferrari) 250 SWB Is Coming To U.S., Would Also Be At Home At Ikea

No, it’s not flat pack, but it is headed across the Atlantic very soon. The first production RML SWB (which is a modern take on a Ferrari 250 GT SWB, though the company can’t say that for legal reasons) is ready to be delivered to its owner.

That means that the car will make the long journey from the U.K., where it was hand-built by a team of RML’s finest craftspeople over the course of nine months, to the U.S. where it will join its new owner’s presumably impressive collection of vehicles.

But, before it finds its new home, it will be on display at Monterey Car Week, with the company’s CEO, Michael Mallock. There, it will be shown off to the type of classic car enthusiasts who may be able to afford one of the 29 other examples that RML plans to build.

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The first production model is finished in a distinctive triple-layer yellow paint with deep metallic blue stripes. The Swedish color-scheme is complemented by satin chrome highlights, and the color combo is continued inside, where blue upholstery is contrasted against yellow highlights in the stitching, and elsewhere.

“Car One really does look incredible and is testament to the hard work and effort that has been put in by the entire RML team,” said Mallock. “The uptick in quality and attention to detail from our early prototype Car Zero to the production cars is unbelievable. I can’t wait to show Car One off in California next week.”

The gorgeous restomod is powered by a 5.5-liter Ferrari V12 engine that makes 479 hp (357 kW/486 PS) and sends it to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. That can get the SWB off the line and up to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).

Although it looks classic on the outside, inside it features a variety of modern amenities, such as electric seats, air conditioning, navigation, smartphone connectivity, and even cupholders. RML says that now that the first car is on its way to its new owners, the others will soon follow, with deliveries taking place in the coming weeks.

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