Ferrari 288 GTO art print

 
 

$ 65

Ferrari 288 GTO fine car artwork by Džiugas Valančauskas.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.

Size: Medium – 27.6 x 19.7 inches | 70 x 50 cm

Description

Group B rallying created epic cars like Lancia 037 and Lancia Delta S4 but Italians had more to offer. Enzo Ferrari aimed to the track events from the Group B calendar with contender based on the extremely beautiful 308 GTB. The tragic accident with Henri Toivonen followed by the cancellation of the Group B race series left all 272 examples of Ferrari 288 GTO in road going condition. They were so beautiful, yet extreme and we just can’t resist sharing with you this sleek Ferrari 288 GTO art.

Bulging lines, sleek Ferrari 288 GTO art

This car was penned by Leonardo Fioravanti for Pininfarina and was heavily influenced by Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS both aesthetically and technically. The car received the same V8 engine but in the GTO guise, it was stimulated by twin turbochargers. To ensure enough space for them to be placed, Ferrari mounted longitudinally the 288 GTO engine. It paid off since the engine was capable of 400 hp, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5 seconds. Ferrari claimed top speed of 189 mph or 304 km/h, making it the first street-legal car to pass the 300 km/h barrier.

Ferrari 288 gto front

The main competitor of Ferrari 288 GTO was Porsche 959. While the Germans opt for the hi-tech route with its four-wheel drive, the Italians played it old school – low weight and high power. Ferrari 288 GTO scaled just 1160 kg. This was achieved by extensive use of carbon fiber and kevlar composites, direct technology transfer by Scuderia Ferrari F1 team.

This sleek Ferrari 288 GTO art created by Dziugas Valankauskas is beautifully telling the story of a racing car never got into racing but became the fastest production car in the world. Now you can make it yours as a flawless art print, carefully issued by Simply Petrol.

It was 1996. She, a BMW e30 M3, stood provocatively in the street near my block of flats. My first love, she opened my eyes and ripped my heart apart. I could only stand and stare. Touching her was forbidden. My first time happened at school when with my bare hands I squeezed the wheel of a 325i. Why do we always want what’s out of reach? From that moment on, the BMW 3-series coupe became a hole in my heart which I knew I would have to one day fill. The second hole was punched by a Lancia Delta Integrale and the list just kept growing. When, after many years of searching, I found my own BMW e30 325i coupe, I was as happy as a child again. I could sit for hours and breathe in the combined aroma of upholstery, grease and petrol. Every classic car has that same smell, but each one is a little different. Out of this love was born PETROL ODOUR – classic cars drawn while breathing in their smell.

This is the story of an award-winning graphic designer from Vilnius, Lithuania. Meet Džiugas Valančauskas and his epic PETROL ODOUR series.

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Additional information

Size

Medium – 27.6 x 19.7 inches | 70 x 50 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

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3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.