Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO  
Model Years 1984-1985
0-60 (sec) 4.8
Top Speed (mph) 188
Torque (lb-ft) 365
Horsepower 400

The Ferrari 288 GTO was the second car in Ferrari's history to feature the legendary suffix GTO. The GTO suffix is infamous because in order to compete in the racing circuit, Ferrari needed to produce at least 200 road going models of their racecar. Such cars were given the GTO suffix, which stood for Gran Turismo Omologata, to set them apart from the rest of the Ferrari lineup. The 288 GTO featured a 2.8 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produced 400 horsepower in a car that weighed just 2557 lbs. The 288 GTO managed a top speed of 188, taking the title of "Fastest Car in the World" from the 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Ferrari originally planned to make the requisite 200 models, but due to customer demand, made 272.

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