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|Ferrari "288" GTO|
|Production:||1984 — 1985|
|Predecessor:||Ferrari 250 GTO|
|Engines:||2.9 L turbo V8|
The GTO (named for Ferrari's 1960s 250 GTO) was based on the mid-engined 308 GTB. It used a de-bored (by 1 mm) version of that car's V8 with twin IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli fuel injection. The 2855 cc engine capacity was dictated by the displacement limit for the class (4 liters) and the required multiplier for turbocharged cars (1.4). With this formula in mind, the GTO's V8 was rated at 3,997 cc equivalent.
Unlike the 308, the engine was rotated longitudinally into the space formerly assigned as the trunk. The wheelbase was 110 mm longer at 2450 mm, and the track was widened. With 400 hp (almost 140 hp per liter!) and 366 lb-ft, the GTO was an impressive performer. 0-60 times were in the upper 4 second range and Ferrari claimed 0-125mph in 15 seconds flat (roughly when a 80's Mustang GT would be hitting 90). Top speed was a staggering 190 miles per hour.
Unlike the F40, the 288 was equipped with most of the basic luxuries - AC, AM/FM sterio, and so on - which made the car a very comfortable car to drive.
Even though the asking price was around $90,000 for the time, small production numbers and exotic background have driven values into the millions of US dollars.
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|8 cylinder||Mid-engine berlinetta||308||308 i||308 QV||328||348||360|
|208||208 Turbo||GTB/GTS Turbo||F355|
|Mid-engine 2+2||308 GT4||Mondial 8||Mondial QV||Mondial 3.2||Mondial t|
|12 cylinder||Boxer berlinetta||365 BB||512 BB||512i BB||Testarossa||512TR||F512M|
|Grand tourer||250||275||365 GTB/4
|2+2 coupé||250 GT/E||330 GT 2+2||365 GT 2+2||365GTC/4||GT4 2+2||400||400 i||412||456||456 M|
|Supercar||250 GTO||250 LM||288
|Sold under the Dino marque until 1976; see also Ferrari Dino|