Ferrari’s glorious foray into Group B saw the creation of the magnificent but menacing 288 GTO Evoluzione, a 1980s car which was all set to take on the world when Group B was – for very good reason – dropped. It is little known that the Ferrari F40 was homologated in Group B (B-293) in late 1989. A front splitter, flat underbelly, canards, and raked rear wing all contributed to this car’s substantial amount of downforce. The first Ferrari to carry the GTO name since the vaunted 250 GTO, it was clear that Ferrari had high hopes and was proud of its newest sports racer, the 288 GTO. For more recent exchange rates, please use the. Sadly, when Group B died, so did the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione, as it wasn’t eligible for any other category of motorsport. By continuing to visit this site you agree to our use of cookies. Contact Talacrest here! The Ferrari 288 GTO is a high perfomance super car that was, essentially, the basis for the F40. “It’s about as progressive as heavy artillery. Just six Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione were ever made with the first being built on an existing 288 GTO. You don’t want those turbochargers suddenly piling in when you’re sliding nicely through Aremberg or Bergwerk, your slicks just reaching the limit of their grip, do you? Sign up to our newsletter to be sent information about the latest cars that come through the doors at Talacrest. Group B rallying was axed, and that sounded the death knell for Group B racing too. But there was light at the end of the tunnel…. View cart for details. Just six Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione were ever made with the first being built on an existing 288 GTO. It was certainly news to me, that memorable day on the old ’Ring, when I discovered that compared with a full-blown Group B racer on slicks, a road-going Ferrari F50, say, is the sort of car you might want to drive for your sighting lap. This is the race car that never raced. An impressive 3 liter twin turbo V8 powered the car, giving 400hp and an autobahn maximum of 304km/h. Ferrari would later build five units of the 288 GTO Evoluzione, which cranked up the boost to make 650 horsepower. A extremely rare Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione has cropped up at UK Ferrari specialist Talacrest. The Ferrari GTO Evoluzione was based on the GTO only that it had more power, speed and muscle. Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest from Talacrest and the world of classic Ferrari market. Well actually, you probably can’t – not unless you’ve been in something with a similar power-to-weight ratio. Price; 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO - Classiche Certification - 1 of 272 Examples: GB: P.O.R: 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO: IT: P.O.R: 1984 Ferrari 288 GTO: MC: EUR 2650000: 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: GB: P.O.R This particular eaxample has previously been featured on some of … Something went wrong. Ferrari wanted to take full advantage of the Group B regulations by creating a fire-breathing track car powered by a heavily turbocharged V8 engine and featuring advanced aerodynamics. Join us on Facebook and find out all the latest news as and when it happens from Talacrest. Only 5 of these were built, or six if you include the one originally built from a 288 GTO chassis. They were outrageous machines, with sublimely ridiculous quantities of power in ultra-light bodies.