click above image for our entire gallery showing the Vandenbrink 599 GTO
With three of the planned five copies already spoken for, Michiel van den Brink's GTO homage is going fast. And it's not just because of the Enzo-derived powerplant under its elegant bonnet. We just talked about this limited run of vehicles last week, but a new image surfaced that we thought we'd share. While still not an actual photo, when it comes to GTO-inspired art, we'll take anything we can get. No word yet on whether or not anybody popped for the full carbon fiber body instead of the handcrafted aluminum, but with a car designed to emulate an automotive icon like the GTO, aluminum seems somehow more appropriate. Designed by Vandenbrink Design, the cars are being built on the 599 GTB Fiorano platform by Hietbrink Coachbuilding in the Netherlands. Purists always scoff at vehicles that aren't officially sanctioned by the factory, but we'll side with Top Gear on this and admit that it's one of the most beautiful designs we've ever seen. As long as the workmanship is as good as the design, it's a winner to us, though we suspect the five lucky buyers don't need our validation or anything. The only important thing is that THEY like it, and we're pretty sure they will.
[Source: Vandenbrink Design via Autoblog.nl]