Classic Cars

The Sounds of This Ferrari 288 GTO are Stronger Than Any Cup of Coffee

The start of a new series from Petrolicious

Our friends over at Petrolicious are back with a new video, and this time, it’s a little different. Most videos involve an in-depth interview with the owner and a look into the history of why he or she purchased, maintains, or drives the featured car. This week’s video is the first offering in Petrolicious’ new “Morning Coffee” segment, a series that indulges the senses by focusing on just the aural and visual portions. To kick this series off with a bang, Petrolicious enlisted the help of renowned Ferrari collector David Lee and his sublime Ferrari 288 GTO.

In the beginning of the video, Lee cranks the 288 in his darkened garage and heads out to the California mountains for a morning drive. As usual, the footage, location, and car is gorgeous. Unlike other Petrolicious videos, Lee remains a silent wheelman, ripping the mighty 288 GTO through winding mountain roads.

Of course, our favorite portions of the video involve the wonderful sound of the 288 GTO’s 2.9-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. This was the predecessor to the immortal Ferrari F40, and carries a heap of motorsports pedigree and performance behind the Gran Turismo Omologato badge. That relatively small V-8 pumps out an impressive 400 hp and 366 lb-ft of torque, enough to launch the 288 to 60 mph in around five seconds, and on its way to a top speed of 186 mph, the first street-legal production car to reach that milestone.

Skip your morning latte and enjoy the wonderful sounds of David Lee’s 288 GTO in the video below.

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