VANILLA SKY FERRAR? 250 GTO
The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO used in Vanilla Sky was actually a kit car. This vehicle was built on a foundation of 1976 Datsun Z.
The Ferrari 250 GTO, produced by the GT car, is in the FIA's Group 3 racing car category in homologation from 1962-1964. The number "250" in the name indicates the displacement of each of the cylinders in cubic centimeters.
The new GTO has been approved by buyers for buyers Enzo Ferrari and Luigi Chinetti in North America. In June of 2018, the 1964 250 GTO set a record selling price of $ 70 million all-time. In October 2013, Connecticut-based picker Paul Pappalardo sold the 5111 GT chassis number to a nameless buyer at a record price of about $ 52 million.
In 2004, Sports Car International ranked 250 GTO eighth on the list of “Best Sports Cars of the 1960s” and nominated the best sports car of all time. Similarly, the Motor Trend Classic first placed 250 GTO on the “Greatest Ferrari of All Time” list.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
The 250 GTO is designed to compete in GT races involving competitors' Shelby Cobra, Jaguar E-Type and Aston Martin DP214. The development of 250 GTOs was led by the engineer Giotto Bizzarrini. Bizzarrini is generally regarded as the designer of 250 GTOs, but in 1955 he had a disagreement with Enzo Ferrari. This dispute has been concluded by his other Ferrari engineers. Mauro Forghieri, who works with Scaglietti to further develop the vehicle, has further developed the 250 GTO. So it would be a wrong idea to attribute the design of the vehicle to a single person. This design is a product of a totally collaborative effort.
Bizzarrini focused his design effort on the aerodynamics of the car in an effort to optimize top speed and stability. Body design, wind tunnel test at Pisa University and various prototypes and road and track tests were informed. All of the aluminum casings obtained had a long, low nose, small radiator inlet and distinct air intakes on the nose with removable covers. Early testing resulted in the addition of a rear spoiler. The aerodynamic design of the 250 GTO is an important technical innovation compared to the previous Ferrari GT automobiles and in line with the current developments of manufacturers like Lotus.