11.10.2007 VANDENBRINK DESIGN ANNOUNCE LIMITED PRODUCTION OF THE GTO, BASED ON THE FERRARI 599 GTB

Vandenbrink Design has ambitions to join the revival of specialist coachbuilding traditions by presenting for realisation their design of the GTO, which is aimed as a tribute to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.

The Dutch firm's GTO was designed in 2006 by Michiel van den Brink, who founded the Vandenbrink Design company with business partner Robert Koumans in the Netherlands. The worldwide acclaim the artist impressions received exceeded all expectations, they say; TopGear even wrote "Ocular Nirvana: arguably the best-looking car in the world". The overwhelming response put the bar high, but it encouraged Vandenbrink to accept the challenge by preparing the design for production.

The new coachwork will be handcrafted following the classic tradition in aluminium by Dutchman Alwin Hietbrink, the only remaining visible parts unaltered are the A-pillars and front window. Hietbrink is worldwide known for his excellent aluminium craftsmanship in restoration and rebuilding projects such as the genuine Ferrari 250 GTO, 250 GT SWB, 250 Testa Rossa, 250 GT Drogo, 275 GTB, 365 GTB Daytona, 212 Vignale and many other types. Optional interior upholstery redesign will be performed by the Dutch craftsman Henk van Lith, also worldwide known by his specialization in the making of high quality Italian interiors.
 

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The new coachwork will be handcrafted following the classic tradition in aluminium by Dutchman Alwin Hietbrink, the only remaining visible parts unaltered are the A-pillars and front window.

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Vandenbrink Design joins the revival of special coachbuilding by presenting their design of the GTO, a tribute to the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO.


The GTO is technically based on the superb Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano platform. In cooperation with race engineering expert EDO Competition two versions are offered: the 599 GTO (5998 cc / 650 hp / 630 Nm) and the high performance 630 GTO (6300 cc / 750 hp / 680 Nm). Through this unique approach the GTO offers a synthesis of automotive art, craftsmanship and state-of-the-art platform and performance engineering. Only 5 GTO's will be built for customers, guaranteeing exceptional exclusivity. Customer interest appeared solid; first coachworks have been reserved. Production will start in 2008; delivery to the first owner will be in 2009. Price of a full-options 630 GTO is 993.000 euros (excl. base 599 GTB Fiorano, excluding taxes)..

Vandenbrink Design BV is an automotive design company, located in The Netherlands. It is a privately owned company, founded in 2006 by Michiel van den Brink and Robert Koumans. The company focus is on special design and coachbuilding for highly exclusive sportscars.
 

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Photos: Vandenbrink Design / 2007 Interfuture Media/Italiaspeed

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