Developed for Group B: The legendary Ferrari 288 GTO.
The 288 GTO marked the revival of the designation “GTO”, for Gran Turismo Omologato. In Ferrari’s world, those three letters are holy. Ferrari was looking to compete in the FIA’s Group B, now considered to be one of the most legendary eras of racing. To do so, the car needed to be homologated for competition, which meant 200 examples had to be produced for the road. Unfortunately, several casualties during racing struck the world of Group B rally, and the championship got cancelled. Ferrari, which had fully developed the 288 GTO and homologated it, ended up selling the car to its most loyal customers, without racing it. The 288 GTO boasted lightweight aluminum parts, such as the doors, trunk, and engine-lid. A GRP and carbon compound formed some of the bodywork.