What you’re looking at here is the new, one-of-a-kind Gullwing America Ferrari F340 Competizione. And while I don’t think it’s especially beautiful, it sure does make for some interesting reading. Based on the classic 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlineta that originally ran in the Carrera Panamericana, this coach-built special is actually a 458 in disguise. Well, to some extent anyway. For if you strip away that quirky Mark Nungent-penned sheet metal, you’ll find it shares the exact same platform. Other than that this F340 is pretty much bespoke as it ditches the Italia’s V8 engine in favour of a 476hp V12. Similarly the seven-speed F1 dual-clutch auto makes way for a proper six-speed manual gearbox so you can heel ‘n’ toe just like the pros did back in 1950s. Designed to be a full-fat racing car you’ll also find competition-spec brakes and suspension to ensure maximum attack around the race track. Other unique features include a roll-bar, carbon fibre bucket seats and a retro-cool chronometer. How much? Gullwing America are yet to spill the beans on the price-tag but, and you can bet, if you have to ask you won’t be able to afford.