Ferrari 288 GTO at RM Sotheby’s Auction, Amelia Island

Ferrari 288 GTO RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 1

That time Ferrari took their 308 super sports car, and strapped two turbos to it because they wanted to go rally racing. They never actually went rally racing, but they did help lay the foundations for the royal epic-ness that is the modern hypercar.

The idea of taking a supercar and making it more “super” was in many ways born with the Ferrari 288 GTO. It is the first in the lineup of, currently five, super Ferraris, the F40, F50, Enzo and LaFerrari in addition.  They’re all fine and great, and the F40 in many ways gets most of the lime light, but the 288 GTO is genesis, and it will always be tremendously special.

Just how special? Well, early this March it was about $2,585,000 worth of special.

Not bad, eh?

-Nick Walker

Ferrari 288 GTO RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2 Ferrari 288 GTO RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 3

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