The Ferrari GTO road show

Riley Riley

Ferrari is celebrating the release of the iconic GTO exactly 40 years after its debut in 1984.

The Maranello marque is organising a drive experience for owners of the Prancing Horse’s first ever supercar in the stunning surroundings of the Italian Dolomites in October.

It follows the maiden F40-themed outing in 2023.

The Legacy Tour 2024, starts from Val Rendena and crews will have the impressive Dolomites as their backdrop until the final day of driving when they arrive in Maranello.

The GTOs will be welcomed at the Prancing Horse headquarters where Ferrari Classiche’s experts and some members of the original GTO development team will reveal the car’s secrets.

The Ferrari GTO was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in 1984.

The power of its V8 turbo engine, its Pininfarina lines and advanced composite bodywork instantly won public acclaim.

GTO was the first Ferrari to sport a longitudinally-mounted V8 with twin turbos.

The 2.8-litre capacity coupled with its eight cylinders earned it the unofficial 288 moniker, while its official name is a reference to the legendary 250 GTO of the early 1960s.

Initially, Ferrari aimed to build just the 200 examples required to be granted homologation for Group B racing.

However, major changes to the rules resulted in Ferrari pulling out of the championship.

The GTO, however, has gone down in history as Ferrari’s first-ever supercar and has since been joined by the F40, the F50, the Enzo Ferrari and the LaFerrari.

It also proved such a success that 272 were built before its production run ended.


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