One of the rarest Ferraris 288 GTO Evoluzione, is for sale

the Ferrari 288 GTO Evolution 1987, is a reminder that the automaker was looking to join the most extreme racing class of the 1980s.

One of only five in existence, the car was an evolution of the 288 GTO

as permitted by FIA regulations, which were intended to homologate the brand's entry into Group B sports car races.

So while it never had the opportunity to actually race it, all indications point to it being an impressive beast.

Powered by the Type F114 CK engine, it was capable of producing 650 horsepower (485 kW/659 PS), 60% more than the standard 288 GTO could manage.

Weighing just 940 kg (2,072 lbs), he therefore had the best power-to-weight ratio of any rival in his day.

In addition, it was capable of reaching 369.9 km/h (229.9 mph). While it was impressive, it seems that its design sought to prioritize function over aesthetics.