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1984 - Ferrari 288 GTO
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1984 - Ferrari 288 GTO

1984 - Ferrari 288 GTO

1984 - Ferrari 288 GTO

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In 1984 Ferrari produced a street-legal car that paradoxically and magically combined the most sublime beauty with a very raw level of performance. Developed beside the Testarossa, the car also bore a name writ large in Ferrari history: GTO - Gran Turismo Omologata. The 1962-64 250 GTO is perhaps the most desired of all Ferraris, and amongst the rarest. It was a notably successful racing car, homologated for GT sports car racing in the golden era.

The 1984 GTO was a 2.8 liter twin turbocharged V8 with a power output of 400bhp (140bhp / liter) enough to reach 60mph in 5s or less, and with a conservatively rated top speed of 189mph. Like its forebear, the GTO's real home was to be the public roads designated as FISA Group B racing tracks, for which series it was necessary to homologate 200 customer cars.

In fact Ferrari built 272 modern GTOs, and because of the demise of the no-holds barred Group B supercar series almost all became road cars. With their blend of serene control and dynamic violence they have been called the most exciting automobiles ever created.

It is worth noting that no GTOs were imported into North America by Ferrari, and prospective buyers should therefore purchase through an authorized Ferrari dealer to ensure the car is correctly Federalized.

:: Specifications

Year : 1984
Make and Model : Ferrari 288 GTO
Curb Weight : 1160 kg
Layout : Mid Engine/RWD
Transmission : 5-Speed Manual
Configuration : V8
Displacement : 2855 cc
Power : 400 bhp (298.3 kw) @ 7000 rpm
Torque : 496 nm @ 3800 rpm
Redline : --rpm
Top speed : 306 kmh (190.1 mph)
Acc. 0-100 kmh : 5.0 s
Acc. 0-160 kmh : 11.0 s
Acceleration 0-¼ mile : 14.1 s
Lateral Acc. : --g

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