Ride onboard as priceless Ferrari GTO gets driven flat out at Zandvoort
The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive car in the world as multiple examples of the Le Mans racer have been sold for over $40 million at auction. In fact, the latest car to go up for sale reached an eye watering $48.4 million at an RM Sotheby’s auction.
With such a high value, it would be understandable that every 250 GTO stays locked away in a garage surrounded by other prestigious cars with no chance of ever seeing the sun. However, many of the 36 GTOs can often be seen racing at Classic events such as Goodwood Revival, Le Mans Classic and the Tour Auto.
They are even pushed on many occasions when battling against the Ford GT40s and Shelby Daytona Coupes. A few years ago, Dutch filmmaker Robbert Alblas released a video of a Ferrari 250 GTO being thoroughly thrashed around the future home of the Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort.
From the onboard footage, the 250 GTO looks very easy to drive as the driver is putting very minimal input into the car’s steering wheel. This is one of the main reasons that made it so successful in endurance racing as it was relatively easy to keep it on the island.
Despite the apparent ease behind the wheel, it still looks like a fast lap of the 4.3 km track especially when overtaking the slower cars after the Audi S corner.