Monday, September 5, 2016

1986 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

One of the rarest and most overlooked Ferraris ever was the 288 GTO Evoluzione of 1986, a car that could be seen as the prototype for the first true Ferrari supercar, the F40. Ferrari only built six of the Evoluziones.

Ferrari built a special version of its 308 GTBi, of Magnum P.I. fame, the 288 GTO, as the required street-legal version of the planned race car.
While the production 288 GTO was gorgeous, the Evoluzione is brutal with slats, vents and wings.
While the production 288 GTO's twin-turbcharged 2.9-liter V8 engine cranked out 400 horsepower, the Evoluzione's larger turbos boosted its engine to 650. Use of lightweight materials kept the Evoluzione's mass down to less than 2,100 lbs. These orphaned racers are exceedingly rare and expensive. The going price if you simply MUST have one is something around $ 2m.