There are dream days, and then there was this day! Back-to-back trying out the Ferrari 288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo, four of the company's legendary hypercars.
Running in chronological order, I start out with the cars lined up before taking the 288 GTO for a run. The car was originally built for Group B racing before the series ended and a run of 272 (+2 prototypes) made it out onto the road as the homologated version.
Next it's into the iconic Ferrari F40, a development of the same platform and still with the Twin Turbocharged V8. Over 1,300 were made in total, and for good reason because even to this day it's a spectacular machine.
It's then a start with the yellow cars, and the F50, roof off naturally. With a 4.7l V12 derived from the Ferrari F1 car's engine from the 1990 season, it comes with a sound to do for.
Finally to round out the quad of hypercars it's the Ferrari Enzo - named after the company founder himself. Continuing the V12 trend we now have a paddle-shift box, doors that open upwards and in this case a bypass exhaust system for added noise.
Having never driven any of these cars before, and starting off from Rossocorsa in Milan, Italy, it meant a short and very careful drive in each car however that's enough for a teaser of what they are each about. I'd like to thank Greg once again for making this monumental day possible, for sure one of the best of my life!
|Program||Hypercar test drives|
|Episode title||FERRARI DREAM DRIVE: 288 GTO vs F40 vs F50 vs Enzo|
|Date added||June 22, 2020|
|Original date||October 16, 2016|