Ferrari’s iconic 250 GTO was, for many years, considered the greatest sports car that the Italian marque had ever produced. It had proven itself time and time again on the racing track and anybody who ever drove the machine testifies to its driving dynamics. So, when news of a new GTO surfaced, the world of car-lovers recognised that it would have to be something special: welcome the Ferrari 288 GTO.
The Ferrari 288 GTO was manufactured to contend in the FIA Group B. While the competition in that series was fierce, the 288 GTO would be unmatched. Unfortunately, Group B was cancelled shortly after, leaving Ferrari with a car that could no longer compete. This race-bred monster featured a 2.8-litre V8 engine with twin IHI turbochargers affording 400bhp. The car could hit a top speed of 189mph which made it the fastest road car ever produced at the time of its unveiling.
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