1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

0
1

Built to race in the Group B series, the Ferrari GTO never got the chance. Requiring 200 cars to be built to meet homologation, Ferrari made 272 of them. All were purely road cars, as the FIA disestablished the Group B class of racing after the deaths of Henri Toivonen and his co-driver Sergio Cresto in the 1986 Tour de Corse.

Based on the 308 GTB, the GTO had a mid-engine twin turbo V8. The engine size of 2.8L was determined by the FIAs regulations of multiplying turbo engines by 1.4 to get the theoretical engine capacity of 4.0L. The 288 GTO could run down the quarter mile in 14.1 seconds at 113 mph, on the way to a top speed of 179 mph.

The GTO has its engine mounted longitudinally to make room for the turbo’s and intercoolers. To get a more traditional setup for a race car, the transmission was mounted to the rear of the engine, moving the rear differential and wheels aft.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 2.8L V8 Twin Turbo
Weight: 1,160 kg / 2,557 lbs
Power: 298 kW / 400 hp / 405 PS
0-100 kph: 5.1 seconds
Torque: 496 Nm / 365 lb-ft
Top Speed: 288 kph / 179 mph

VIDEO

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO
2017 Ferrari 488 Challenge

Ferrari unveiled the sixth model to participate in their prestigious international Challenge racing series...

2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M

After winning their 16th Formula 1 Constructor's World Championship in 2008, Ferrari came up with this to c...

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

Calls for more power were answered with the 2.4 L Dino 246. The engine was a 2418 cc 65-degree, dual-overhe...

2015 Novitec Rosso Ferrari California T

The Ferrari California was always a little underpowered when it originally launched, so the Italian superca...

2005 Ferrari FXX

A track only edition of Ferrari hyper car the Enzo. The FXX is part of a customer program that provides the...

1962 Ferrari 250 GT

The Ferrari 250 GT Lusso is a GT car which was manufactured by Italian automaker Ferrari from 1963 to 1964....

2009 Ferrari F60

The F60, the 55th single-seater car produced by Ferrari to compete in Formula One, was named F60 to celebra...

2019 Ferrari P80/C

Ferrari have shown off their latest one-off creation named the P80/C, the result of 4 years of development...