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Ride along in a Ferrari 250 GTO at Goodwood

Jeff Glucker April 17, 2017 All Things Hoon 5 Comments

Your gloved covered hands grip the thin rim of the wooden steering wheel above your lap. You’re belted into a car that’s as expensive as an entire neighborhood worth of apartments in some parts of the world. There are cars nearly as expensive to your front, your sides, and behind you.

The green flag drops… and you give this multi-million dollar bit of rolling artwork the full boot. Everyone on track is doing the same as you, and it creates a rolling display of history, noise, money, and awe.

You’re driving a Ferrari 250 GTO at the Goodwood Member’s Meeting.

…Well, not you, you poor slob. But you can ride along with someone who did.

  • Mister Sterling

    * Highly experienced drivers only.

  • That wasn’t fun to watch, because I was too busy being catastrophically anxious. I can’t image how I’d feel behind the wheel. No thanks!

    • outback_ute

      Just keep reminding yourself that you can’t write the car off!

      There was a 250GTO running at the Philip Island Classic about 10 years ago, that spent most of the time dicing with an Austin Healey – same size engine I suppose and I could imagine that Healeys make 300-odd hp these days; do they hotrod the Columbo V12?

  • Wow that looked like a good time.

  • wunno sev

    that car looks wickedly unforgiving. look at how much work the wheel demands! that must have been white-knuckle af.