Ferrari holds 250 GTO Rally 2017 to mark the iconic sports car’s 55th anniversary

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October 6, 2017

Aside from celebrating its 70th birthday, Ferrari also commemorated the 55th anniversary of one of its most iconic models, the 250 GTO (Gran Turismo Omologato). As regard, it recently held an event called the Ferrari 250 GTO Rally 2017.

In retrospect, the 250 GTO first rolled off Ferrari’s assembly line back in 1962, and enjoyed a short yet sweet production run that lasted until 1964. It came with a choice of 2 engines (a 3.0L V12 and a 4.0L V12) that were mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Ferrari originally made the 250 GTO as a race car that would meet FIA’s (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) GT Group 3 homologation rules at the time, hence the GTO letters on its name.

In addition, Ferrari only made a total of 36 examples of the 250 GTO during its 3-year production run. This means that the model is hailed as one of the most valued collector’s item today.

In honor of the 250 GTO’s timeless heritage, the Ferrari 250 GTO Rally 2017 gathered 20 mint-conditioned copies of the legendary sports car, all of which were driven to showcase its style and power. The parade started off in Florence, Italy. It then took time to cross Chianti hills before making a stop at the Mugello Circuit in Tuscany.

After a few good laps in Mugello, the Ferrari 250 GTO Rally went to the Italian carmaker’s test track in Fiorano before finally heading to its home turf in Maranello.

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