After sourcing a suitable donor car and engine, Thornley Kelham sits down with each Outlaw customer to draw up an exhaustive list of modifications. And when we say exhaustive, we mean you’ll be knackered just from the act of reading it.
The key change is the roofline, which is lowered by around three inches to reflect the Giovanni Bracco original that inspired the entire project. The front and rear wings are widened, and the exterior gains flourishes like the Monza-style fuel-filler cap and the Nardi bonnet scoop. The 15-inch alloys are inspired by the Jaguar D-Type, and the car rides on Avon tyres.
The original engine is replaced by a 2.5-litre V6 from a Lancia Flaminia, which is then bored out to 2.8-litres. The suspension is lowered and the damping fettled, a hotter camshaft is installed and the original drum brakes are replaced by a hydraulic system with modern discs. Then it all gets a bit Savile Row. The aluminium airbox? That’s bespoke. The exhaust manifolds and exhaust system? Bespoke. Aluminium radiator? Bespoke. The competition fuel tank? Take a wild guess.
Inside, the front seats are from a Porsche 356 Speedster. The interior is finished in aniline leather, with Alcantara headlining and a wood-rimmed steering wheel for that contemporary feel. The narrower windscreen is custom made, the side windows are made from plexiglass and in a nod to the car’s racing pedigree, a four-point harness is coupled with a roll cage.
In total, you’re looking at about 5,000 hours of work. Blimey.
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