The 288 GTO Was the Ultimate Turbocharged Ferrari

That title might now be held by the 488 Pista, but the 288 was an original.

<p>Using a 2.8-liter V8 and two turbochargers, the 288 GTO was one of many homologation specials from Ferrari. It was based on the 308 GTB and was designed to compete in Group B, the crazy race class that gave us the Ford RS200 and the Renault 5 Turbo. Sadly, Group B was canceled before the GTO got to race, <a href="http://quizcards.info/car-culture/features/a7304/sam-smith-on-ferrari-288-gto/" target="_blank">but at least we got the road cars</a>.</p>
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The Ferrari 488 Pista might be the current, ultimate, turbo Ferrari, but in its day nothing could compete with the 288 GTO. It wasn't the first turbocharged Ferrari, but without the GTO we would have never gotten the F40. It deserves all the recognition it gets.

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