- Ferrari 250 GTO
- Rosso Corsa (red)
- Highly-detailed, premium model
- Opening bonnet, doors and boot lid
- 1:18 diecast metal body
- Kyosho Product Code: KS08438R
- Released (Aust.) January 2024
From the manufacturer:
When the Sports Car World Championship regulations changed from sports prototype cars to commercially produced GT cars in 1962, Ferrari applied its full resources to the development of a competition model, but only produced 39 units. The ‘250’ in 250 GTO refers to the displacement per cylinder and GTO is an abbreviation of Gran Turismo Omologato (meaning it complies with GT class racing regulations). The early 1960s was a time when pure racing cars were moving to mid-engine systems to improve maneuverability, but front-engines were still the mainstream for production car-based racing cars. The 250 GTO was no exception with its front-engine and conventional steel tubular frame underneath its sleek all-aluminum fastback body designed by Sergio Scaglietti.
The low nose with its distinctive D-shaped triple intake housed a 3-liter SOHC V12 engine that used a dry sump system in combination with six Weber carburettors to produce 296 HP. With a weight of just under 1 ton, the Ferrari 250 GTO produced exceptional performance and achieved competitive success around the world, including three consecutive Sport Car Championships which was the main reason for its creation.