The Ferrari 328
Whether you’re a Ferrari fan or were just around in the 1980s, there’s a good chance you know all about the Ferrari 328. The car went into production in 1985 as a successor to the 308 GTS and GTB. While it was very similar, mechanically, to its predecessor, it did come with an impressive 3.2L engine and quite a boost of power. Back in the late 1980s, you could get your hands on a 328 for anywhere between $58.400 and $62,500. In today’s money, that would be around $130-140,000! The distinct look of this vehicle is synonymous with the 1980s and was on many posters around the world, even after the car stopped production in 1989. So, you wouldn’t want to play around with that classic look, right?
Enter Casil Motors
It seems as though Casil Motors are keen to cause some controversy with their new bespoke tailoring service for the Ferrari 328, and it’s certainly ruffled some feathers. The BB3X8 Fuorilegge Development Program, as it has been named, was developed alongside Mitchell Button who actually spent three years building the first car. He admits that he’s “no purist,” which probably comes as no surprise when you see the gray BB3X8 riding on its air suspension and all of the modern additions… Let’s point out the Carbon-Kevlar widebody panels as just one example.
Keeping It Analogue
While Button admits that he is keen to modernize some aspects of the Ferrari, he also says he’s an “avid historian” and so there are no electronic aids in the vehicle. Purists can breathe a sigh of relief. Since Casil Motors and Button went public with the design, it’s definitely caused a stir. However, there are 29 more to come according to the company…
Is this sacrilege on a classic or something a little bit different? It’s certainly divided opinions for most.