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RML Short Wheelbase Shows Off Hand Crafted Interior

No shorting interior of Short Wheelbase

  • A modern take on a classic style

  • All-new interior, no parts-bin components from other cars


A project working to recreate a vintage Ferrari grand tourer with modern tech is one step further along. This time, RML has revealed images of the inside of the car. And unlike the originals, it’s mean to fit a wide range of actual driver sizes. The RML Short Wheelbase is what happens when an automotive supplier sets out to make a vintage car that’s better than new.

The project, called the RML Short Wheelbase, is a modern take on the Ferrari 250 GT. Except it isn’t using that name because, well, the company is putting its own spin on it including a carbon fibre body with stunning coachwork.

For the inside, the company didn’t take the easy out that is often the ruin of the low-volume ride. Instead of taking off-the-shelf parts, dials, controls, and trim from other vehicles, RML did it all in-house.

“We had a ‘no-plastic’ mantra when we started designing the interior,” said design head Jonathan Bowen. He said the company could have saved tens of thousands, but instead have worked to meet the expectations of its potential clients.

Designed to fit drivers from five-foot to six-foot-six, something no vintage Ferrari could ever do, there are multi-adjustable seats and a tilt and telescope wheel.

Those aren’t the impressive bits, though. For that, check out the conical dials that are inspired by watchmaking. There are cup holders fitted and an audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that stays completely hidden when not in use. Even the air conditioning, which was unheard of on a period GT, has been tested for “the hottest climes.” RML has experience making components for other high-end automakers, and so they know what they’re doing.

Expect more about the RML Short Wheelbase next month, the company says, with trickles of news as the vehicle gets closer to production.

 

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