Franco Sbarro plays the nostalgia card again in 2012, with a car reminiscent of the Ferrari 250 GTO and 275 GTB, called Memory. The principle is still the same: a Ferrari 400 base, as in the Mille Miglia, and bodywork inspired by the Ferraris of the 1960s.
Why a Ferrari 400 base? Quite simply because this car was too cheap for a Ferrari in 2012 and has a V12. This gives Memory a certain legitimacy. The all-black model presented in Geneva is not a replica, but rather an evocation.
Homage or heresy? Some regret the use of a Ferrari 400 to build this kind of car; others seem to approve, as evidenced by the seven examples built by Sbarro for the Mille Miglia. Whatever the case, the Memory is pleasant to look at, even if in my opinion it marks a lack of creativity on the part of Sbarro, which, to its credit, is as always responding to customer demand.