Friday, 1 June 2012

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso

Expensive tastes are a curse. I have a huge lottery wishlist of unattainable cars, enough to fill a warehouse or two, but if I were to pick just one car to keep for ever it'd be the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. That'd make me very happy indeed. Unfortunately they cost eleventy-billion quid, or something.
Under the bonnet is a detuned version of the fabled 250 GTO's Tipo 168 engine; a 3.0-litre V12 with triple Webers, the Lusso producing a brisk 247bhp to the GTO's 300. The gorgeous coachbuilding was taken care of by Scaglietti and it remains, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful cars ever built. There simply isn't a single awkward proportion or misplaced design feature, it's perfect.
Apologies, I'm gushing. I was just a little overcome with desire, having spent a few tender hours with this sublime example at the Chelsea Hospital the other day. Excuse me, I'm off to buy a EuroMillions ticket...

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