Widebody Ferrari 288 GTO "Digital Dream" Looks Like a Sculpture

Widebody Ferrari 288 GTO "Digital Dream" rendering 4 photos
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Widebody Ferrari 288 GTO "Digital Dream" renderingWidebody Ferrari 288 GTO "Digital Dream" renderingWidebody Ferrari 288 GTO "Digital Dream" rendering
Remember the days of the homologation specials, when carmakers had to offer road-going incarnations of their top-tier motorsport monsters? For instance, that was an age that brought us the mesmerizing Ferrari 288 GTO.
To keep costs under control, the Prancing Horse kicked off the project as an evolution of the 308 GTB. However, the engineers and designers went pretty wild, so the 288 Gran Turismo Omologata ended up in a totally different league compared to the said model.

Since the Group B that was supposed to see the 288 GTO at work was axed at the end of the 1986 season, the Maranello monster never got to race. Fortunately, though, the Italians produced 272 units of this street devil, with the machine preceding the Ferrari F40.

Of course, no icon is safe from the wand of digital artists these days. As such, the rendering that now sits on our screens seems to do for the 288 GTO what this did for the 308 GTB, at least on a visual level.

It all starts with an unusual color that can be deemed as restrained, which only draws more attention to the Fezza. Then again, those massive arches can't be ignored, with these dialing the factory design of the Ferrari up to eleven.

Oh, and let's not forget the melange involving the machine's pop-up headlights and the LED graphics, which makes for one of the most interesting aspects of this digital proposal.

The changes are more limited when it comes to the posterior of this Italian stallion, with the main attraction here being that ducktail-style element.

Now, as you'll notice in the Instagram post below, which portrays the 288 GTO, this build was inspired by the Button Built Ferrari 328 project, right down to the color. And in case you want to check out the actual build, you'll find this in the second post below.

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The Ferrari 288 is my all time favorite Ferrari and after seeing button_built’s 288 LûLûLû its so clean So got to work making a kit for it but every time i would finish one i just didn’t like the look of it  so i just kept trying different styles until i was happy with it and the rear exposed fender was inspired by @bradbuilds wrx he did a while back and i went with @regen5wheels ‘s r33 model #ferrariworld #ferrari #ferrariclassic #ferrari288gto #288gto #ferrari288 #classicstance #stance #stancenation #stanceworks #stancedaily #stanced #stancednation #stancedcars #fitment #fitmentgang #fitmentkings #fitmentfridays #regen5wheels #fitmentindustries #slammedcars #slammed #slammedenuff

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