As all know, I am a huge fan of the Ferrari Dino 246 GT, but I love its successors with almost equal fervor. Here’s a little discourse about the 288 GTO by Alain de Cadenet, who waxes rhapsodical about this magnificent beast, the last Ferrari made when old man Enzo was still alive. Enjoy. (Right-click to embiggen the pic in another window.)
It was a 1980s car, which meant it was more wedge-shaped and less curvy than the 246 GT from which it was derived (right-click away):
But the 288 was racier — duh, it was created for Group B racing — and a better car to drive than the entry-level Dino, I think. (I’ve driven the Dino quite a bit, the 288 only once for a disappointingly-few minutes.)
But both cars thrill — that engine being mounted only a foot or so behind the driver… oooh, Mommy.
Want. Either, or both. Where’s that lottery ticket, again?