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Old 20-10-2010, 07:26
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Default Ferrari 288 gto hits 275mph at bonneville

288 GTO is world's fastest Ferrari - and it's 25 years old


This is, we're told, the world's fastest Ferrari. It's a 1985 288 GTO that's hit 275.401mph at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah.

As well as being the fastest Ferrari ever, it is also now a world record holder in the 'AA/Blown Fuel Modified Sport' class (that's for cars with engines over 500 cubic inches or 8.2-litres, don't yer know...).

Sharp-brained PHers may now have spotted what's coming next - this Modenese beauty hasn't got its original motor any more. Instead, the car's creators - at Ferrari tuning shop P4 by Norwood - have dropped in an 8.8-litre GM V8 that, with the help of two Borg Warner turbos, puts out between 2000bhp and 2500bhp. A little bit more than the original managed, in other words.

Editor Chris-R reckons it's a rather exciting vehicle, but I reckon it's tantamount to a sacrilegious desecration of one of the finest Ferraris ever, a car that I pretty much worshipped at the altar of the bedroom wall poster... for shame... At least the Bonneville-bound Ferrari Enzo we reported on in August had been rebuilt from a write-off.

So, a 275mph Ferrari GTO: blasphemous or brilliant? Have a look-see at the video below and decide for yourself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_622...layer_embedded
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Old 20-10-2010, 07:37
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A pitty there's no Ferrari engine in the car. Is it still a Ferrari then?

Just another speedrecord with an Detroit engine...

But the coachwork looks really nice
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Old 20-10-2010, 12:04
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A pitty there's no Ferrari engine in the car. Is it still a Ferrari then?

Just another speedrecord with an Detroit engine...

But the coachwork looks really nice
I would say it's no Ferrari anymore. They have taken out the heart, and that is what it's all about!
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Old 20-10-2010, 19:12
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Why have they used a Ferrari 288GTO?!
Couldn't they buy a crashed Ferrari 308 and make that car faster with a GM engine? Now they have destroyed a rare and beautifull 288 GTO..

But 275 mph is really fast. Would have been nicer if they reached a topspeed of 288 mph.
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Old 20-10-2010, 19:27
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Very mixed thoughts about this one:

445 km/hr is very impressive, esp. with a largely regular Ferrari frame on a 25+ year old car. Just to make the point: this is a good 3% faster than the record for a 2010 Bugatti Veyron SuperSport...

Then again, this used to be a Ferrari 288 GTO, let me repeat: a 288 GTO. You don't f*ck one of these up voluntarily now, do you? Idiots...

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Old 20-10-2010, 23:08
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For me its not a Ferrari anymore.
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Old 22-10-2010, 10:05
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I'm with Irvin. Only 272 built of these beauties, and normally worth around half a million Euro. One of most desirable sportscars ever built. Don't violate our beauties you Yank ****ers! Where's my shot gun?


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Old 22-10-2010, 21:59
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no Ferrari
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Old 22-10-2010, 22:41
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no Ferrari
+1!!
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+288!
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