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The Real Hero: Ferrari 288 GTO

For most people the Ferrari F40 is the red Italian supercar hero of the 1980’s: fast, crazy, exaggerated, but for me the top of the podium in that category goes to the much less known 288 GTO. The F40 is built like a race car, people expecting creature comforts walk away disappointed. Underneath the carbon fiber skin covered in slightly rippled Rosso Corsa paint there is tha uncouth, primitive nature of a competition car, a purpose thinly coated with a veneer of sophistication. It is almost as if the F40 says: I am indeed ugly underneath, and who cares?

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