Friday, April 5, 2019

1985 Ferrari 288 GTO at RM Sotheby's - $3.3m

The Ferrari GTO (Ferrari 288 GTO) is an exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 to 1987. The GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained purely road cars. The GTO's 2,855 cc (2.9 L; 174.2 cu in) V8 was mounted longitudinally, using the 308's rear trunk space. This was necessary to make room for the twin turbochargers and intercoolers.
The GTO could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in around 5 seconds with 0-125 mph (201 km/h) in 15 seconds onto a top speed of 189 mph (304 km/h), making it one of the fastest street-legal production cars of its time.
The cars are intensely collected. Hagerty suggests a concours example trends around $ 2.7m.