A Ferrari supercar can come in many different shapes, sizes and pricing brackets. One could acquire a project car for perhaps $20k or go for a flagship car for around $300k. Then there are the million dollar Ferrari models, epic beasts that I picture shrouded by a staff of maintenance gnomes meticulously fending off every dust particle before it has a chance to land. Then there is this video, which is much more realistic:
The video above shows the likely nausea-inducing process of detailing an extremely rare vintage Ferrari 288 GTO. It is rather lengthy, and only the diehard restoration fans will likely finish it. Skip around some to get the idea if you lack the time!
Just 279 examples of the Ferrari 288 GTO were produced, making it even more rare than the Ferrari Enzo. There are approximately 400 examples of the Ferrari Enzo in the world.
The Ferrari 288 GTO exotic sports car at a glance:
- She was introduced at the 1984 Geneva Motor Show and emerged in her first year as a 1985, changing the future of the Prancing Horse forever.
- Power is derived from a 2.8-liter V8 engine.
- The sexy body was created by design powerhouse Pininfarina. It was personally overseen by design chief Leonardo Fioravanti and his team. The base point for inspiration was Ferrari’s 308 GTB and further inspirations were derived from the Ferrari 250 GTO.
- The 288 GTO engine is unique in itself. It boasts dual IHI turbochargers from Japan, which was certainly racy back then. It also has dry-sump lubrication, oil cooler, intercoolers to compensate for the heat packed on by those turbos and electronic injection based on the Formula One specs.
- Overall power generated by the special V8 engine is estimated to be 400 at 7000 rpm, making it more powerful than the Ferrari 308/328 cars.
Would you want the responsibility of cleaning and caring for this slice of automotive history? Eek.
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