Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB is known as one of the most beautiful classic cars of the Ferrari brand. The car was first introduced at the 1959 Paris Motor Show as a coupe with prominent headlights, a long nose and a wide roof. Now, Forge Design has introduced the idea of reviving this beautiful car with modern details such as a carbon fiber body and a V12 engine running on hydrogen fuel.
Forge Design calls this model Compizione Ventidue. This model is inspired by the Comp 61 variant of the 250 SWB. These models had modifications for better racing performance such as lighter chassis and thinner aluminum bodywork. The revised engine features new cylinder heads, high-lift camshafts, tweaked air intakes, and more.
According to the brand’s development plan, this model’s V12 engine will run on hydrogen. Forge Design did not provide specific details about the engine or how it plans to deploy the technology. The idea could use technology similar to what Toyota is developing. This technology will allow these car models to still use traditional internal combustion engines but with significantly reduced emissions.
Competizione Ventidue will use a frame composed of aluminum and carbon fiber. The body panels will also be carbon. Forge Design simplifies and modernizes the design of the Competizione Ventidue compared to the original 250 GT Berlinetta SWB. The brand did not apply the design of the bumpers at the nose corners, which makes the front look cleaner. The car’s headlights use LED lights for lighting. Similar to classic Ferraris, the car also has a leather strap that holds the hood close to the windshield. The rear window is polycarbonate as a weight saving measure instead of using glass.
The car is equipped with wheels inspired by the magnesium pieces of the Ferrari Campagnolo Style. Behind is the AP Racing brake system. It’s worth noting that Forge Design has yet to produce any Competizione Ventidue and the project is still in development.