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Designed for Group B races, the 288 GTO project dates back to 1983. In Maranello, the 308 was used as the starting point for the project. The steel chassis was reinforced and work was done on the wheelbase, axle tracks and wheel size. A radical approach was taken for the biturbo V8 engine, with two heat exchangers, just like a F1 car, and the aerodynamics were improved by adding large spoilers. The car was unveiled in 1984 as an on-road vehicle, since the Federation did not hold any Group B races. It was a resounding success, and instead of the planned 200 vehicles, production reached 272 units (which is nonetheless a small volume). This makes it rare and quite expensive today.To find out more
The unexpected success of the 288 GTO revealed the huge potential for on-road cars built using the avant-garde technologies developed for racing. Unveiled at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, the minimalist passenger compartment features only what is strictly needed for driving. The chassis is made from steel incorporating composite materials and Kevlar. Characterized by the large rear spoiler, the bodywork too is made from composite materials. The 478 hp biturbo engine, 80 hp more than the GTO, can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds, with a maximum speed of 324 km/h, simply phenomenal for the time. Although it was announced that only 400 vehicles would be produced, the success was so overwhelming that Ferrari had to build 1315 cars over five years!To find out more
The 50 in the name of this model represents the 50th Anniversary of Ferrari, which fell in 1997. The model was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1995 and was designed together with the latest Ferrari Sport, built in Maranello: the 333 SP. The inspiration for this new milestone in Ferrari technology came once again from the world of Formula 1: a perfect combination of a carbon-fibre bodyshell and a V12 engine, just like a race car. In addition, like a F1 car, the bodyshell carries the entire rear axle. The vehicle’s design was extremely original for the time and features a removable hardtop that can be lodged on board. With only 349 vehicles produced, the F50 is much sought-after by collectors.
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2002 Ferrari Enzo
The Enzo dates back to the years of consecutive victories at the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. It was 2002, and the name of the new model served as a promise of excellence. Inspired by F1 even in the design, the Enzo was the first on-road vehicle with a “manettino” selector on the steering wheel to alter handling depending on the route and road conditions. The lightweight and compact V12 engine and the vehicle dynamics systems react to these commands just like a race car, with selectors on the steering wheel. The system was developed from the technique used by Schumacher to change the car setup in every bend, requiring commands capable of adjusting car setup several times during the same lap. This is how the modern F1 steering wheel and the manettino, as the Team and driver called it, were developed.To find out more