Ferrari 250GTO Le Mans 1962
On the 24th February 1962 at the annual presentation of the Ferrari racing cars in the courtyard of the factory in Maranello, the press had a first glimpse of the 250 GTO. This suffix means “Gran Turismo Omologato,” and refers to the sporting evolution of the 250 GT. It gets its distinctive silhouette of a plunging front, due to its V12 engine having been pushed back to optimize aerodynamics, some additional air intakes and also a rear spoiler. These technical choices would soon prove themselves, on the track and on the road.