1:18 CMC – Ferrari 250 GTO – Blue
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History of the real car:
A total of 39 GTO cars were built, of which 3 copies with a four-liter engine.
In March 1961, was nervous at Ferrari. Reason for this was the newly introduced Jaguar E-Type at the Geneva Motor Show. It was seen as a serious competitor and feared losing its supremacy in racing events.
Enzo Ferrari acted immediately and commissioned Giotto Bizzarrini as a project to develop a new GT car. Bizzarrini served as an experimental vehicle of the tried and tested 250 GT / SWB. It was clear as unchanged as possible to accept the chassis at the same wheelbase of 2,400mm. Rear axle, body aerodynamics and center of gravity were particularly in focus and train were improved by train.
The new GTO was introduced in February 1962 with a phenomenal beautiful become body in the world press in Maranello.
His first race was in 1962 at the 12-hour race at Sebring / USA in which the driver duo Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien equal with a victory in the GT class and could come up second overall of the entire field of participants. Henceforth, it was all up; 1962 in 1963 and 1964, Ferrari was able to secure the GTO brand World Cup.