A video captures the supercar where it belongs: on the race track.
Take a virtual ride in the passenger seat of a legendary Ferrari 250 GTO at California’s Thunderhill Raceway Park thanks to YouTube user DLMphotos, who uploaded the awesome clip. With the blue sky, remote location of the track and lack of distraction, it’s an excellent glimpse into the performance and capabilities of this legendary sports car that Ferrari themselves describes as: “the car that summed up Ferrari philosophy best.”
Experience This Incredible Ferrari From The Inside
DLMphotos managed to capture this epic footage of the Ferrari 250 GTO at Thunderhill during Velocity Invitational’s media day.
The Velocity Invitational is a historical car event and is taking place this year at the amazing Laguna Seca Raceway from November 11-14, 2021. DLMphotos says that “If you live anywhere near Monterey, I think it would be a very wise decision to attend this.” The link to purchase tickets can be found here.
Over 200 elite historic cars will be at the event along with nine different invited racing groups “spanning the history of motorsports from the Brass Era to the modern age competing on track historic exhibits featuring vehicles from notable museums and private collections” in addition to special vehicle demonstrations, new car displays, local cuisine and wine tasting.
A Legendary Classic Ferrari
The Ferrari 250 GTO was produced from 1962 to 1964 as part of FIA’s Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. Ferrari employed their Tipo 168/62 Colombo V12 engine to power this legendary racer. The “250” was included as a nod to the displacement in cubic centimeters of each of the cylinders while “GTO” stands for Gran Turismo Omologato. The translation from Italian is “Grand Touring Homologated.”
The 250 GTO model was a monumentary development of the 250 GT series for competition form despite remaining a car for the road. The 250 GTO made its initial debut for the public at the annual pre-season Ferrari press conference in January 1962. At the press conference, it was the lone front engine model on display, with its counterparts being configured with a mid-engine design.
With the exception of ’64-bodied cars, all models of the 250 GTO featured three removable ‘D’-shaped panels that were retained by quarter turn fasteners on the upper face of the nose. This design allowed for increased radiator air throughput and the same pattern was repeated with three similar uncovered openings in the underside of the nose panel.
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