1984 Ferrari 288 Gto

Ferrari 288 GTO

Ferrari 288 GTO is an alien homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB produced from 1984 done 1986, designated GT for Grannie Turismo and O for Omologato (homologation in Italian).

1984 Ferrari 288 Gto

Background

The Ferrari GTO was reinforced to contend in the new Grouping B Run serial and a minimal of 200 cars were mandatory for homologation. Yet as sole Ferrari and Porsche, with their 959, entered, the serial was shortly derelict going upright Aggroup B Rallying patronage. The Porsche 959 (as the Porsche 961) solitary raced threefold in Aggroup B, but the 288 GTO ne’er raced and all 272 cars reinforced remained strictly route cars.

Roughly of the Ferrari 288 GTO’s styling features were kickoff displayed on a 308 GTB conception drill by Pininfarina shown at the 1977 Hollands Salon. This included the trench presence coddler, cowcatcher flares, back lip freebooter, movement lid radiator chilling louvers and quadruplex drive lights.

Engine

1984 Ferrari 288 Gto

The GTO was based on the mid-engined, back rack cause 308 GTB (which has a 3.0 l V8 locomotive). The “288” refers to the GTO’s 2.8 liter V8 locomotive as it exploited a de-bored (by 1 mm) V8 with pair IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli fire shot. The 2855 cc locomotive capacitance was determined by the FIA’s necessary for a Turbocharged locomotive’s capacitance to be multiplied by 1.4. This gave the GTO a theoretic locomotive content of 3997 cc, fair nether the Grouping B demarcation of 4.0 litres.

Different the 308’s 2926 cc locomotive, the GTO’s 2855 cc locomotive was mounted longwise, victimization the 308’s ass charge blank. This was essential to brand way for the similitude turbochargers and intercoolers. The racing transmittance was mounted to the backside of the longitudinal locomotive moving the behind derivative and wheels aft. As a outcome the wheelbase was110 mm (4.3 in) yearner at 2,450 mm (96 in). The running was too widened to lodge wider wheels and tires (Goodyear NCT 225/50VR16 tires mounted on 8 x 16″ Speedline wheels at the movement and 255/50VR16 mounted on 10 x 16″ wheels at the back) to offer increased cornering and braking functioning and the power to utilize 400 hp (298 kW) and 366 lb·ft (496 N·m) of torsion to the reason. The GTO was an telling performer with 0-60 mph multiplication in the speed 4 endorsement compass. Ferrari claimed 0-125 mph (201 km/h) in 15 seconds matte. Top velocity was 189 mph (304 km/h), qualification it the kickoff street-legal output car to scope 300 km/h (186 mph).

1984 Ferrari 288 Gto

Evoluzione

Ferrari besides reinforced fivesome 288 GTO Evoluzione models with more strong-growing and sleek torso styling and increased exponent. The locomotive in the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione primitively issue as often as 650 hp (480 kW). With slant of 940 kg (2,072 lb) the car had a top hurrying of 225 mph (362 km/h). These cars cast the clearest optic connection ‘tween the 288 GTO and the F40 shortly to pursue.

1984 Ferrari 288 Gto

Lone tercet 288 GTO Evoluziones are calm in creation, with one at the Galleria Ferrari museum in Maranello.

Awards

1984 Ferrari 288 Gto

In 2004, Sports Car Outside named this car act two on the leaning of Top Sports Cars of the Eighties, arse its German touch the Porsche 959.

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