The introduction of the 288 GTO in 1984 heralded a new era in supercars. This gorgeous Ferrari set new standards for performance (and prices!) that paved the way for a new breed of 'Hypercar' which was to include such classics as the 959, F40, XJ220 and ultimately the McLaren F1.
Styled by Pininfarina from a 308 base, the GTO was one of the first road cars to make use of racing developed composite materials, including a lightweight rust free GRP body. It also set a precedent as the first Turbo charged Ferrari road car available outside of Italy.
With a production run of only 273, the 288 GTO remains a rare and much sought after classic from probably the greatest marque of them all. This is reflected in the astounding recent increase in value of the 288, now fetching up to £2 million!