Sunday 26 July 2009

Gran Turismo Omologato – The Famous Ferrari GTO

I you ask a real Ferrari lover which is his or her all-time favorite Ferrari, there is a very good possibility the their choice will be the ‘60s GTO.

Prismacolor pencils on red archival Strathmore paper 12"x 9"
© Paul Chenard 2009
Miguel Morales Collection

Available as a limited edition print.

Consider by many as one of the most beautiful cars in the world, it was designed by Sergio Scaflietti, in collaboration with engineer Mauro Forghieri as a replacement the 250 GT SWB. Wind-tunnel and track tested, powered by a 3.0 Litre V-12, the GTO sported A-arm front suspention, disk brakes, and a five-speed gearbox.

Though it was a street legal, it was conceived to do battle for the World Manufacturers Championship in the prestigious GT Class.

This beauty was also a beast, winning the GT Championship in 1962, 1963, and 1964.

Only 39 GTO’s were ever built, so the value of this prized racer can expected to be between $15 million and $30 million USD.

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