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Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO

Year (of specifications) 1984 - 1985
Engine 2855 cc V8
Transmission 5 speed manual
Max speed 189 mph
0-60 mph 4.9 seconds
Horsepower 400 hp @ 7,000 rpm
weight 1161 kg / 2560 lbs

The Ferrari 288 GTO was unveiled at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show. The name, 288 GTO, stood for 2.8 litres, 8 cylinders, Grand Touring Omologation (to allow for racing). Only 272 examples were built.

The Pininfarina styled Ferrari 288 GTO was designed in conjunction with Ferrari's aerodynamic specialists. The 288 GTO was loosely based on the Ferrari 328, but it shared little in common with its more subdued relative. The wheelbase was 110 mm longer than the 328, and with a wider track front and rear the stretched chassis provided enough room for a revised engine and transmission. In the 328 the powertrain was mounted transversely (left to right), however in the 288 GTO the engine was mounted longitudinally with the engine positioned just behind the cockpit.

When the Ferrari 288 GTO was launched it featured the most powerful engine Ferrari had ever fitted to a road car. Developing 400 horsepower (600 horsepower with full turbo boost) from the 2.8 litre twin-turbo unit.

The 288 GTO was also much lighter than the 328, the use of composite materials and aluminium door skins helped considerably. However, despite the weight savings Ferrari introduced, the 288 GTO was reasonably well equipped and comfortable. Inside, leather seats and a carpet could be found.

The Ferrari 288 GTO was eventually succeeded by the legendary Ferrari F40.


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