GTO Engineering, headquartered in the United Kingdom, revealed the new supercar in November 2020. At the time, we just had simple renderings, a promise of a V12 engine, and a few hints on how it will be designed.And now the project has advanced to the most recent renderings, which show the car in its production-ready shape. This involves a 4.0-liter quad-cam V12 engine built in-house alongside the car, making the Squalo a one-of-a-kind feature of GTO Engineering.
GTO Engineering intends for the Squalo to be compact on its feet, with a curb weight of less than 1,000 kilograms. It will have a steel-tube frame that will make extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber. Underneath will be a new independent suspension system, with bespoke 18-inch wheels. GTO Engineering isn't ready to discuss horsepower yet, but with less than a metric ton of car to contend with, even a nominal amount should be enough to get the Squalo excited. And, of course, the whole project is infused with a heavy dose of Ferrari inspiration.
"It's often the small parts of a car that take the longest time, We're now at a stage where the design models are being created here in the UK and soon we will announce our technical partners working with us on the exterior manufacturing and interiors, as well as wheels and tires. In all my years working in the [automotive] industry, I’ve never been as excited about the creativity of manufacturing and design as I am now."
Claimed GTO Engineering Managing Director and Founder, Mark Lyon.
More information will be available in the coming months, according to the group. The first consumer deliveries are expected to begin in 2023.