I don’t know where to start, but I will say that the Ferrari F40 is just too awesome in epic proportions of all time!!! (Insert Kanye West). A car that needs no introduction is the F40, for the car itself is already an introduction. Rated by many automotive enthusiasts as one of the greatest super cars ever built. The F40 was the last car commissioned by the late Enzo Ferrari, built to celebrate 40 years of production at Maranello.
To most, the F40 is the titan of Ferraris, the late Enzo’s last hurrah, his Mona Lisa! Sorry to break hearts but, as much as I adore the F40, it is a rehash of our today’s Nostalgic Wednesday topic. I know it’s a bold statement to say but it is a known fact that the F40 was built as a downgraded road worthy version of the 288 GTO Evoluzione.
The 288 GTO Evoluzione project was originally built to compete with the Porsche 959 in the Group B Rally Championships. Sadly, the rally was cancelled before the Evoluzione was ready for battle.
Even though it’s a Ferrari you don’t really hear about, it isn’t even brought up everyday Ferrari nerd’s conversations. The 288 GTO Evoluzione was the reason why we have the beloved F40. Only 5 were built and 2 GTO Evoluziones were sacrificed in order to produce one of the greatest supercars..EVER! We owe the 288 GTO Evoluzione some recognition and that is why I chose this dark horse who worked in the shadows as our Nostalgic Wednesday feature.
Pictures dont do justice, we need to hear it in action through motion picture and roaring sounds.