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List of terms?

Greetings all, I've been googling but with no prevail.
Does anyone have a list of what all Ferrari terms are?
For example what does GTO stand for?
I know I'm flooding you with stupid questions but, I got to learn sometime.


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gran turismo homologado. or something like that.

by the way, if you want to win a bet, ask any car guy, including GTO owners what it means. been doing it for a decade. never been beat.



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GTO = Gran Turismo Omologato
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gran turismo homologado. or something like that.

by the way, if you want to win a bet, ask any car guy, including GTO owners what it means. been doing it for a decade. never been beat.

Thanks for the advice!
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How about you give us a list of the terms you want the meaning of? We can't look inside your head.

To expand on David's explanation: "Omologato" = homologated. Enzo Ferrari had to build 100 GT cars so he could enter them in the Production Car category at Le Mans. He built 36 in the end, with serial numbers far apart to convince the officials that there were indeed 100 of them.

Yes - he lied.

The name was revived for the 288GTO because it was a sportscar developed for Group B racing. In the end, that championship never happened, but it was still a homologated road car built for racing.

For the 599GTO, the name has no meaning whatsoever as that car was never built for racing. Ferrari just used the aura of the name to attach it to a limited production road car.


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My wife has a 1969 GTO and she told me it means Gas, Tires and Oil

Of course it's a US-built GTO, not a Ferrari (damn)
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Duh. I don't know how I missed that david! I meant GTH

The funny thing is, I looked up omologato to make sure I spelled it right and somehow got to homologado.... damn internet.

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How about you give us a list of the terms you want the meaning of? We can't look inside your head.

To expand on David's explanation: "Omologato" = homologated. Enzo Ferrari had to build 100 GT cars so he could enter them in the Production Car category at Le Mans. He built 36 in the end, with serial numbers far apart to convince the officials that there were indeed 100 of them.

Yes - he lied.

The name was revived for the 288GTO because it was a sportscar developed for Group B racing. In the end, that championship never happened, but it was still a homologated road car built for racing.

For the 599GTO, the name has no meaning whatsoever as that car was never built for racing. Ferrari just used the aura of the name to attach it to a limited production road car.


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Here's my list.

GTS (I believe it has something to do with a targa top?)
GTSi
GTB
GTBi
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GT = Gran Turismo (italian for Grand Touring, bit hard to translate really, it refers fast driving in a car with a big engine on a windy road through the country side)
S = Spider (even though it strictly speaking is a targa). To make it more confusing there is the F355 GTS and the F355 Spider....
B = Berlinetta, italian for coupe.
i = iniezione = (fuel) injection. The "i" was only added as a marketing tool on the 308 when they needed to release a slower version because of legislation and fuel economy outside pressure. The fact that the new car had fuel injection as opposed to carbs was used to divert the buyer from the fact that it was slower. For later models the "i" was never used again.

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Thanks Jazzo. You've been very helpful....
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