Ferrari 288 GTO 1984 - AZH-CARS

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Ferrari 288 GTO 1984

Ferrari 288 GTO is an wonderful homologation of the Ferrari 308 GTB constituted of 1984 thru 1986, exact GT for Gran Turismo and O for Omologato (homologation in Italian).

The Ferrari GTO turned into constructed to compete withinside the new Group B Race collection and at least 2 hundred vehicles had been required for homologation. However as best Ferrari and Porsche, with their 959, entered, the collection turned into quickly deserted leaving simply Group B Rally championship. The Porsche 959 (because the Porsche 961) best raced 3 instances in Group B, however the 288 GTO in no way raced and all 272 vehicles constructed remained in basic terms street vehicles.

Some of the Ferrari 288 GTO's styling functions had been first displayed on a 308 GTB layout exercising through Pininfarina proven on the 1977 Geneva Salon. This covered the deep the front spoiler, fender flares, rear lip spoiler, the front lid radiator cooling louvers and quadruple using lights.

The GTO turned into primarily based totally at the mid-engined, rear wheel pressure 308 GTB (which has a litre V8 engine). The "288" refers back to the GTO's 2.eight litre V8 engine because it used a de-bored (through 1 mm) V8 with dual IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli gas injection. The 2855 cc engine capability turned into dictated through the FIA's requirement for a Turbocharged engine's capability to be elevated through 1.four. This gave the GTO a theoretical engine capability of 3997 cc, simply beneathneath the Group B restrict of litres.

Unlike the 308's 2926 cc engine, the GTO's 2855 cc engine turned into installed longitudinally, the use of the 308's rear boot space. This turned into important to make room for the dual turbochargers and intercoolers. The racing transmission turned into installed to the rear of the longitudinal engine transferring the rear differential and wheels aft. As a end result the wheelbase was110 mm (four.three in) longer at 2,450 mm (ninety six in). The song turned into additionally widened to deal with wider wheels and tires (Goodyear NCT 225/50VR16 tires installed on eight x 16" Speedline wheels on the the front and 255/50VR16 installed on 10 x 16" wheels on the rear) to offer extended cornering and braking overall performance and the capacity to use four hundred hp (298 kW) and 366 lb·ft (496 N·m) of torque to the ground. The GTO turned into an outstanding performer with zero-60 mph instances withinside the higher four 2d range. Ferrari claimed zero-a hundred twenty five mph (201 km/h) in 15 seconds flat. Top velocity turned into 189 mph (304 km/h), making it the primary street-criminal manufacturing automobile to attain three hundred km/h (186 mph).

Ferrari additionally constructed 5 288 GTO Evoluzione fashions with greater competitive and aerodynamic frame styling and extended power. The engine withinside the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione initially placed out as plenty as 650 hp (480 kW). With weight of 940 kg (2,072 lb) the auto had a pinnacle velocity of 225 mph (362 km/h). These vehicles shape the clearest visible hyperlink among the 288 GTO and the F40 quickly to follow.

Only 3 288 GTO Evoluziones are nonetheless in existence, with one on the Galleria Ferrari museum in Maranello.

In 2004, Sports Car International named this automobile quantity at the listing of Top Sports Cars of the 1980s, in the back of its German rival the Porsche 959.