Built for Speed: Inside the Ferrari 288 GTO

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Upon its introduction in 1984, the 288 GTO was only the second Ferrari to bear the legendary moniker “GTO,” or GT Omologato, the first being the famed 250 GTO. The 288 was constructed to compete in Group B, a largely unrestricted class of rally cars that were among the fastest and most powerful ever built. The incredible speed and competition led to a series of fatal crashes that ended the series 1986. As a result, the 288 GTO never saw a single Group B rally stage, and all that are left are the 272 street cars that were required to be built in order for Ferrari to compete. The 288 GTO is considered today to be Ferrari’s first proper supercar. With what is possibly the lowest mileage 288 GTO in existence heading to RM Sotheby’s Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione sale, click ahead to view the technological details that make this model so special. –Jake Auerbach 

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione
9 September Maranello

Built for Speed: Inside the Ferrari 288 GTO

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