Franco Sbarro still replay the same nostalgic music in 2012 by offering Memory, a car mixing Ferrari 250 GTO and 275 GTB. The principle is always the same : a Ferrari 400-based, like the Mille Miglia, and a body inspired by the Ferrari of the sixties.
Why a Ferrari 400 ? Just because it's cheap now and has a V12, thus lending some legitimacy to the Memory. The car presented in Geneva, entirely black, is not a replica, but rather an evocation.
Homage ou heresy ? Some regretted the use of a Ferrari 400 to built this kind of cars, while others seems to agree, as evidence by Sbarro built seven Mille Miglia. Anyway, the Memory is pretty, but I think it shows a lack of creativity : but Franco Sbarro meets the demand of too nostalgic customers.
text Philippe Calvet, july 2012
engine Ferrari V12 (Ferrari 400i), 4823 cc, 315 bhp