Friday, January 5, 2018

Ferrari 288 GTO

The Ferrari 288 GTO is an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 through 1987. The GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained purely road cars. The GTO was based on the mid-engine, rear wheel drive 308 GTB. The "288" refers to the GTO's 2.8 litre V8 engine as it used a V8 with twin IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli fuel injection. It made 400hp.

1986 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione
The GTO had 0-60 mph times around 5 seconds. Ferrari claimed 0-125 mph (201 km/h) in 15 seconds flat and a top speed of 189 mph (304 km/h), making it the first street-legal production car to reach 300 km/h (186 mph).

Ferrari also built five 288 GTO Evoluzione models with more aggressive and aerodynamic body styling and increased power. The engine in the 288 GTO Evoluzione originally put out as much as 650 hp. With weight of 940 kg (2,072 lb) the car had a top speed of 225 mph (362 km/h)

The 288 GTO, considered today to be the first of Ferrari’s modern supercars, made an indelible mark on the automotive industry despite never seeing competition. It proved to be a thrilling car to drive on the road, and it is highly prized today.

Hagerty values a concours quality GTO at $ 3.6m