Ferrari 288 GTO – Ferrari 288 GTO (often referred to as the Ferrari 288 GTO is the most powerful) exotic homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 to 1985, designated GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologato (homologation in Italian). In 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO produces product street legal car is very well known by the world and magically combined the most sublime beauty with a very raw level of performance. Developed in addition to the Testarossa, the car also bore the name is written large in Ferrari history: 288 GTO – Gran Turismo Omologata. 1962-64250 The GTO is probably the most desirable Ferrari of all, and among the rarest. That was particularly successful race car, homologated for GT sports car racing in the golden era. The 1984 GTO is 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 top speed of 189mph considered conservative. Like his ancestors, the house is actually GTO is to be public roads designated as FISA Group B racing tracks, the series was necessary to legalize 200 customer cars. Even the modern GTO Ferrari 272 was built by modernist and minimalist look, with their blend of calm and control the dynamic of violence they have been called the most exciting cars ever made for the upper class society.
Ferrari 288 GTO Background:
Ferrari 288 GTO was built to compete in Group B Race series and at least 200 new cars required for homologation in the world auto industry. However, as only Ferrari and Porsche series was soon abandoned leaving only Group A Rally Championship. The Porsche 959 (Porsche 961 as elegant) just ran 3 times in Group B, but the 288 GTO never raced and all 272 cars built remained purely road cars. Aerodynamically designed for the 288 GTO on the highway in accordance with the homologation regulations. Thus, the Ferrari 288 GTO is a car designed for stability up to terminal velocity, although it does not have the sophisticated undertray design and aerodynamic improvements Ferrari then. Some of the styling features of the 288 GTO was first shown on the 308 GTB exercises designed by Pininfarina displayed at the Geneva Salon 1977. These include the front spoiler, fender flares, rear lip spoiler, radiator grille and headlamps cooling cap driving a four-fold.
Ferrari 288 GTO engine:
Ferrari 288 GTO engine based on the mid-engined, rear wheel drive 308 GTB (which has a 3.0 liter V8 engine is the latest). The “288” refers to the 2.8 liter V8 engine that uses V8 GTO as a de-bored (by 1 mm) with twin IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli fuel injection. The 2855 cc engine capacity is determined by the FIA requirements for the turbocharged engine capacity to be multiplied by 1.4. This gave the GTO a theoretical engine capacity of 3997 cc, just below the limit of Group B from 4.0 liters.
Ferrari 288 GTO has ventillated brake discs with a diameter of 12.05 “on the front and 12.2″ on the back. Twin piston calipers are actuated by a servo-assisted system dual-channel hydraulics, with front and rear braking automatically regulated. Steering on the GTO is by rack and pinion without assistance. The car was traveling at a special two-piece Speedline aluminum wheels carrying 225/50-16 tires in front and 255/50-16 at the rear. The 16 “wheels secured to the hub through a single nut, by means of a racing car.
Unlike the 2926 engine is 308 cc, 2855 cc engine mounted longitudinally 288 GTO, using the 308’s rear boot space. It is necessary to make room for a twin turbocharger and intercooler. Racing transmission fitted to the rear longitudinal engine and rear differential that moves the rear wheels. As a result wheelbase was110 mm (4.3 in) longer at 2450 mm (96 in). The song was also widened to accommodate wider wheels and tires (Goodyear NCT tires 225/50VR16 mounted on 8 x 16 “Speedline wheels in front and 255/50VR16 mounted on 10 x 16″ wheels at the rear) to provide improved cornering and braking performance and ability to apply the 400 hp (298 kW) and 366 pounds · ft (496 N · m) of torque to the ground. GTO is a player with an impressive 0-60 mph times in the range of 4 to the second. Ferrari claimed 0-125 mph (201 km / h) in 15 seconds flat. Top speed is 189 mph (304 km / h), so the street-legal production car first to reach 300 km / h (186 mph).
Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione:
Ferrari also built five 288 GTO Evoluzione models with a more aggressive body style and aerodynamics and increased power. Machines in the 288 GTO Evoluzione was originally issued as many as 650 hp (480 kW). With a weight of 940 kg (2072 pounds) car has a top speed of 225 mph (362 km / h) . These cars form the clearest visual relationship between the 288 GTO and F40 will follow soon. There are only three Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluziones still there, with one in the Galleria Ferrari museum in Maranello. What you are interested.