hp @ 7,000 rpm
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).
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 behind.
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
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