Ferrari is considering putting its legendary 250 GTO sports car back into production.

Sergio Marchionne, chairman and CEO of Ferrari, told journalists at the Geneva Motor Show that a continuation run is a possibility.

According to Top Gear Magazine, Marchionne said: “What Jaguar has done with the lightweight cars is clever, but reinventing the 250 is a tough gig and living off the spoils of the past is a bad habit to get into.

“But there’s definitely a platform there and hopefully we can show you something in the next few years.”

Marchionne mentioned the Jaguar Lightweight E-Type, which the British marque has put back into production, along with the XKSS and the D-Type. Aston Martin has done the same with its DB4 GT and Ferrari looks as though it could follow.

The 250 GTO is one of the rarest and most sought-after cars in the world. Only 39 examples were ever built, so when they change hands once in a blue moon today, they fetch astronomical prices.

The current record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction is held by a 250 GTO, which someone bought at the Bonhams Quail Lodge auction in 2014 for £27,426,029.

Owners of the historic racing car include Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, fashion designer Ralph Lauren, Walmart boss Rob Walton and former president of Microsoft Jon Shirley.

Tristan Shale-Hester


March 13, 2018