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Car of the Week: Ferrari 288 GTO


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This weeks Car of the Week is the Ferrari 288 GTO.

Ferrari produced between 1984 and 1986 only 272 units of this Supercar. It's the following car fo the 250 LM and himself there followed the gorgeous F40, F50 and the Enzo Ferrari.
The letters GT stand for 'Grand Turismo' and the O for Omologato, homologation in Italian. The 288 refers to it's 2.8 liter V8 engine. The 288 GTO is based on the mid-engined 308 GTB which has an 3.0 l V8 engine.
The GTO reaches 201 km/h (125 mph) in 15 seconds and the Top speed of 304 km/h (189 mph) made it to the first street-legal car that reaches 300 km/h (186 mph).

Originally the GTO was built to compete in the Group B Race. Only Ferrari with the GTO and Porsche with their 959 entered this Championship. Porsche drove this race three times, Ferrari never. So every of the 272 produced cars were pure road cars.

Ferrari also built five 'Evoluzione' models, which has a much more aggressive body and an increased power. It has 650 hp and a top speed of 363 km/h (225 mph) with a weight of 940 kg. There are only three existing, one of those you can visit at the 'Galleria Ferrari' in Maranello.

The 'Sports Car International' awarded the GTO in 2004 as number two of the 'Top Sports Cars of the 1980s'. Number one ist the Porsche 959.







Text source: wikipedia.org, pictures taken by myself

Lisa


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  1. J'adore Ferrari!!!

    Angela Donava
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