When it comes to Ferrari’s most classic models, the Ferrari 250 GTO is sure to be the best-known one. Born in 1962, 250 GTO was produced in a total of 39 vehicles. And at that time won many international events, known as one of the most successful racing brands of the era. And in 2014, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for 30 million pounds (about 238 million yuan), winning the title of “world’s most expensive car” and keeping the record in 2016.
Now, the Ferrari 250 GTO is once again attracting attention, but this time it’s not another record, it’s the company’s upcoming re-opening version of the Ferrari 250 GTO.
Recently, according tomedia reports, because the Ferrari 250 GTO design patent has not been used for a long time, the design patent has lapsed. Now, Ares Design, a design firm from Modena, is about to launch a re-engraved version of the 250 GTO model.
It is reported that the relevant provisions of the European Union Intellectual Property Protection Office, the registration of the design protection period from the date of application for 5 years, can be continued, if not used in the EU member states for five consecutive years, this patent protection will also be invalid.
The Ferrari 250 GTO has been patented and has not been used by any new car since the 1960s, so the design patent protection has lapsed.
Although Ferrari renewed its trademark for 250 GTO in 2008, the design patent for the 250 GTO vehicle is still invalidated.
It is understood that Ares Design will build a new version of the 250 GTO based on the 812 Superfast, and more information about this re-engraved version has not yet been announced. However, the report said that the re-engraved version of the 250 GTO new car will be more modern, interior design is also very distinctive.
It is unclear whether Ferrari will appeal the issue. So far, Ferrari and Ares Design have not responded.
But we might as well venture to guess, if Ares Design does launch a 250 GTO replica, will car enthusiasts pay for it, and how much W will be sold for its vehicles?