If the Ferrari 250 GTO has lived on to this, this is how it might have looked like, thanks to renderings by Ukrainian computer graphic artists Sergiy Dvornytskyy, as posted in the Behance Web site.
Definitely, there are cars or nameplates that managed to survive decades of competition by continuously evolving itself as technologies and car-making techniques make their advances. For instance, the Ford Mustang, the Chevrolet Corvette and the Fiat 500 – all still exist bearing modern technologies and design. However, these vehicles are remarkably identifiable with their predecessors, thanks to certain design cues that were able to pass the test of time.
Here comes the Ferrari 250 GTO. Unlike all the nameplates mentioned, the Ferrari failed to live to this day. In fact, the last example of the Ferrari 250 GTO was built in 1964 or after two years since its production started (1962). This means that its design and technologies never got the chance to undergo dramatic revolutions or evolutions. Ferrari only built 39 examples of the 250 GTOs between 1962 and 1964. These 39 examples include 33 cars with Series I (1962 to 1963) bodywork; three units with Series II (1964) bodywork similar to that of the Ferrari 250 LM; and three "330 GTO" versions powered by a larger engine.
With only 39 examples built, the Ferrari 250 GTO was a scarce commodity that anyone could acquire. Add that to the fact that the 250 GTO is considered as the car that is a nearly complete embodiment of the Ferrari brand. In fact, replicas of the Ferrari 250 GTO have been produced, a testament to the classic status of this sports car.
However, there is still a possibility that the Ferrari 250 GTO would return as a modern-day rebirth, featuring modern-day design and laden with the current technologies found in the latest Ferrari vehicles. It is hard to discount the fact that Ferrari might even decide to build a supercar that pays tribute to the iconic 250 GTO. As to how such a supercar would look like, we can turn to Dvornytskyy’s renderings as reference.
Using the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 2+2 coupe as a base, Dvornytskyy integrated a number of design cues that identify the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO. These design cues include the highly distinctive large central grille which has a shape that’s similar to that on the 250 GTO. Likewise, Dvornytskyy’s rendering features a sloped with three central cooling vents – design cues that are identified with the 250 GTO. The rear end of the rendered vehicle also features similar looks as the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO. Dvornytskyy also injected a number of design cues that would make the rendering more contemporary.
Dvornytskyy has dubbed his work as the Ferrari 612 GTO III. The number “612” is simply a nod to the base model, while the Roman numeral “III” refers to the rendered supercar as the third in the series. It’s an excellent work, and hopefully, Ferrari could take a look at it and maybe build it.