308M Restomod Is Back To The Future
If you’ve been intrigued by giving your older machine a shot of botox, you are probably familiar with Magnus Walker, Singer Porsche, Jonathon Ward of Icon Motors, and Rod Emory
Now out of Italy…
…comes Maggiore and their 308M, their first project of what is undoubtedly more to come. A 308 has been brought back to life in a new way, addressing comfort, brakes, handling, wheels and tires, and electronics, that reinvent the original into something modern, useful, while maintaining much of the timeless design of the Ferrari 308.
Hot right now and only getting hotter, restomods are become more mainstream, blending the older car with modern technology, because honestly, the old classics are as unreliable as your crazy uncle’s financial advice.
The 308M project arose from a passion for cars and design…, with the safety features and solutions provided by modern technology. It is not a simple exercise in style or a modern twist of fine-tuning, but rather a reinterpretation of classic styles that have made this car famous and immortal, without distorting its character and historic identity.
The car’s restyling has involved each part of the bodywork, that has been completely redesigned and built in carbon fibre, and all its mechanical parts have been redesigned and/or refurbished as new to guarantee a unique driving experience.
The power of the engine has been upgraded, while maintaining its original characteristics, and it has been improved in terms of road handling, strength and fuel consumption… even the interior has been submitted to a complete restyling in keeping with the vintage atmosphere.
The bodywork of the 308M as well as the windscreen, the side windows and the whole of the interior are all original parts of the car that have been completely restored and reconditioned. The other components have been reviewed and redesigned with profound respect, creating a historic harmony with the original parts while at the same time breathing new life into its general appearance.
17” alloy wheels in a classic style but that have been custom built for this project allow for a more proportioned general appearance and in line with modern times without seeming excessive. A carbon diffuser and a new exhaust system in stainless steel in the lower part of the back bumpers evoke and allow us to feel the work that has been put into the engine.
While shouts of heretic will come from some, most likely few will be concerned enough to call for the excommunication of firms like Maggiore. No one bitched about Singer. It’s just that few have taken on the transformation of Ferraris, and that’s about to change. Hats off to forward thinking and you will be hearing a great deal about Maggiore in the very near future.