In recent times, there has been a trend of “rebirthing” classic car models by replicating their designs on newly produced modern cars, in order to please a part of customers who are willing to play and play. have a passion for the classic styles of the past. Most cars of this type are not cheap, and can even be many times more expensive than famous supercars. RML Group is one of the brands participating in this game with a car model built based on Ferrari’s once famous legendary Ferrari 250 GT SWB.

Through the hands of RML Group’s engineering team, it is considered that the Ferrari 250 GT SWB model has been “reborn” with a classic design close to the original but applying modern techniques and advanced technologies. This version was first introduced last year and immediately made a strong impression on the classic car enthusiast community. Unlike many brands that often only focus on refining the interior and exterior, RML also goes further by focusing on testing these unique cars in real life to ensure they can operate. smoothly and persistently. At the present time, this car is undergoing an even more rigorous testing process than what was ever applied to the genuine Ferrari 296 GTB supercar.

Currently RML is using a test vehicle called ‘Car Zero’, which is the first of RML’s short wheelbase cars and serves as a key platform for these rigorous tests. The vehicle was taken to the UTAC Millbrook Proving center in Bedfordshire, UK for testing in many different aspects, with the expectation that the vehicle’s performance will be guaranteed in almost all operating conditions. .

“We have conducted more than 30 vehicle-related test programs over the years, most of them secret tests,” said Michael Mallock, CEO of RML Group. So a comprehensive testing program is just part of our normal process, and it’s the same program we’ve adopted for our latest product. The only difference is that this car is now publicly known with its full name.”

During the first month of the testing program, the engineering team focused on testing and validating all the simulations performed to date, from chassis dynamics to powertrain and overall quality. The more tests performed at the facility will help the engineering team in ensuring a finished product is delivered to the customer.

The project’s chief engineer, Nic Rutherford, said that things are progressing as expected: “Although it is still quite early in the full testing programme, we are gradually envisioning the Correlation between simulation tests and actual tests in the near future.”

Once the team was satisfied with the car’s drivability, the most difficult test the engineering team had to tackle was the durability test. The car will have to undergo an intensive 6-week testing program, simulating the equivalent of about 3 years of use for a common car. This is truly amazing for a product made by an unfamiliar brand and in reality will rarely be operated at high intensity.

After this step, the car will be taken to a climate wind tunnel that will ensure that the air conditioning system can handle extreme cold or hot temperatures. Next, the car will have to go through a distance of 2,000 km on the High Speed Bowl and will continue to run on Belgian Pave to thoroughly evaluate and ensure durability. RML will then add medium-sized pothole tests to ensure that the car can operate reliably under daily driving. The brand will also conduct body stiffness tests to detect all defects, if any, on the car’s carbon-composite body. This means that customer vehicles are now in production and being calibrated before being delivered to customers later this year.

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