Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Bonneville 288 GTO

This GTO is simultaneously awesome and upsetting. Awesome because it's just set a new record for being the world's fastest Ferrari at Bonneville, clocking up a frankly absurd 275.4mph. Upsetting because they didn't need to use a GTO...

The record-breaking car is powered by an 8.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8, producing between 2000-2500bhp. So, if they're going to modify the car so heavily, why start with an ultra-rare homologation special as a base? They could have used a far more common 308GTB or something instead, surely? I just think it's a waste. Astonishing, yes. Incredible, even. But a terrible waste nonetheless.

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