Ferrari considering putting legendary 250 GTO back into production

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.


March 13, 2018

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