Second generation GTO's were born during the early 1980's when many leading motor manufacturers thought FISA's Group B regulations would evolve into the definitive platform for showcasing their most technologically advanced machinery. Nevertheless, like Porsche, Ferrari decided to go ahead with a limited production run for their super high performance Group B challengers. With competition the main focus of the 288 GTO, the twin turbocharged V8 engine was mounted longitudinally, ensuring great weight distribution and balance. Announced by Enzo Ferrari in September 1983, and unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1984, the GTO (also known unofficially with the 288 prefix) sparked off a wave of enthusiasm. if a specification seems to be wrong, please tell us The Massini report confirms that whilst the car was re-registered in the name of a finance company, Somafin S.p.A and later in the custody of Mara Martinelli, the car did, in fact, remain within the original owners family. The GTO was based on the mid-engined, rear wheel drive 308 GTB (which has a 3.0 litre V8 engine). A year after Cristiano Berloco’s passing at the age of just 49 in 2013, the car was advertised for sale, leaving the family ownership for the first time. DK Engineering purchased and imported the car after hearing of its whereabouts via a dealer and friend in Monaco. Ferrari Red Book Classiche Certification was awarded and the car was chosen in 2015 to be part of a special display of Ferrari’s at the Goodwood Revival. The Ferrari 288 GTO has a turbocharged eight cylinders in V longitudinal middle engine with a maximum power outpup of 400PS available at 7000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 496Nm available from 3800 rpm, transmitted to the 16" p by a manual 5 speeds gearbox. This is not the final chapter of the 288 GTO as its huge influence on Ferrari's 40th anniversary model must not be forgotten. 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO specs, 0-60, quarter mile, lap times, top speed, engine specifications, pictures Engine optimisation rating ˜ 79 %. As a nod to its predecessor, three vertical lourves reminiscent of the Bizzarrini-designed 250 GTO were carved into the rear wings while that flip up rear spoiler flared the tail quite magnificently. At the time he was a very senior doctor practicing in Rome and an heir to the large Nomentana Hospital and Clinic. Restrained and stylish but never overly luxurious, additional comforts could be specified by way of a luxury package that included air-conditioning, electric windows and a stereo cassette player. Meanwhile, the interior featured a suede-covered anti-glare dash, Veglia instruments, a three-spoked leather rimmed Momo steering wheel and seats of similar design to the Daytona. As a result zero to sixty MPH was just 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 189mph was possible. The 288 was the first mid-engined Ferrari street car to be fitted with a longitudinally mounted engine, this was an all-alloy Tipo F114B 90° V8 with a capacity of 2855cc producing a phenomenal 400bhp at 7000rpm thanks to twin IHI turbochargers at 0.8 bar of boost while Behr intercoolers cooled the charge air. At the time we carried out a major cambelt service and installed a full fire extinguishing system. Launched in 1987, the F40 was clearly styled after the 288 GTO Evoluzione and used a slightly larger version of the Turbocharged V8 engine used in the 288. Ferrari had originally planned to produce just the mandatory 200 units for homologation, however, demand was so strong that 272 examples were eventually completed by the time production was discontinued in early 1986. Its architect was Ferrari’s F1 designer, Dr Harvey Postlethwaite, and it was everything you’d want from a Ferrari bearing the GTO name: fast, beautiful and charismatic. Full leather trim could also be selected (to replace the standard issue of leather with orange cloth inserts) along with rear fog lights. Ferrari GTO. He would only use the car very occasionally, whilst his son would use the car more regularly. However, Group B was destined to become a stillborn series and much to the disappointment of race fans the world over, Ferrari's 288 and the Porsche 959 never took to the track in anger. Since then the car has been used sparingly and today presents superbly with 36,570 km and its Ferrari Red Book Classiche Certification. The "288" refers to the GTO's 2.8 litre V8 engine as it used a de-bored (by 1 mm) V8 with twin IHI turbochargers, intercoolers, and Weber-Marelli fuel injection. For the next 25 years, the car remained in the collection but was very rarely used and almost completely hidden from public view. Please refer to our main website www.dke.co.uk for full details, additional photos, our terms of sale and accurate pricing as some websites may use out of date currency exchange rates: https://www.dkeng.co.uk/ferrari-sales/1270/blue_chip_competition_cars/ferrari_288_gto.html, Classiche Certification - 1 of 272 Examples, 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO - Less than 15,000 kms (9,300 miles) from new - Only two owners from new and ordered new with air-conditioning. The 288 was brought in to SamoCar’s workshop where the sticky throttle was rectified, but the car would only be used sparingly after. These astounding figures meant Ferrari's 288 GTO arrived as the fastest production car in the world on its 1984 launch. Managing to find a safe place to stop, he turned the car off without any damage. It is available to view at our showrooms outside London immediately. This example was delivered new to Mr Cristiano Berloco of Modena in 1985. GTO's were only available in Rosso Corsa and left-hand drive. Pre-War Single Seaters and Grand Prix cars, Le Mans Series 6 Hours of Silverstone (ILMC), Palm Beach International, a Concours d'Elegance, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), 2017 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering Award Winners, 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Winners, 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este List of Winners, 2015 The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering list of winners, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance List of Winners, 2015 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este List of Winners. Researching the car ahead of our purchase from the family in 2014, DK spoke to the owner of SamoCar who remembered Berloco’s son, his flamboyant lifestyle and his driving of the car regularly. Unveiled at the Geneva Salon in March 1984 after a lengthy development period that had seen the worlds motoring press speculating avidly as to exactly what was beneath Ferrari's heavily disguised prototype, the GTO was an overnight sensation. The 288 GTO was launched in 1984, using a twin-turbo 2.8-litre derivative of the V8 engine from the 308/328 (2.8 litres to give an FIA turbo equivalency rating of just under 4 litres). In order to qualify for Group B, FISA stipulated that 200 identical road cars had to be produced and sold to the public for homologation to be granted. In 2018 we sold the car once more to a good friend of DK. Diese Webseite verwendet Cookies. The 288 was the first mid-engined Ferrari street car to be fitted with a longitudinally mounted engine, this was an all-alloy Tipo F114B 90° V8 with a capacity of 2855cc producing a phenomenal 400bhp at 7000rpm thanks to twin IHI turbochargers at 0.8 bar of boost while Behr intercoolers cooled the charge air. He recalled a story of how the young Berloco used the car a lot until one day the throttle stuck open on him on a busy street in Rome! With competition the main focus of the 288 GTO, the twin turbocharged V8 engine was mounted longitudinally, ensuring great weight distribution and balance. Restrained and stylish, this example features the luxury package comprising of air-conditioning and electric windows. Floods of collectors were gagging to - at the very least - place a deposit for this the newest, most desirable car in the world. Capable of 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, 0-125 mph in around 15 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph, the 288 GTO was one of the fastest cars of its day. Mit der Nutzung unserer Dienste erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden, dass wir Cookies verwenden. We had the car inspected in his workshop and after purchase carried out a major service including cambelts ahead of delivery to the customer without advertising. Ferrari 288 GTO Specs (1984 - 1986) - Technical Specifications for Years 1984, 1985, 1986 After registration in the UK, the car would be placed in storage under our care. G,T and O are three letters that adorn the world's most desirable and arguably most valuable Ferrari. Capable of 0-60 mph in around 5 seconds, 0-125 mph in around 15 seconds and a top speed of 189 mph, the 288 GTO was one of the fastest cars of its day. The car was serviced annually by the supplying dealership SamoCar in Rome until 1988 when the car had 30,000 kms.