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Driving This Ferrari GTO Is a Certain Kind of Ecstasy

Using hyperbole to describe the 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO is unnecessary. The car speaks for itself. It is one of the last (of thirty-six) Ferrari GTOs ever built. This particular one, chassis #5571, was the first of the Series II bodies. It is equipped with a 3.0L V-12 producing about 300 horsepower and it completed multiple endurance races, winning its class in the 1964 Daytona Continental 2000km, Sebring 12 hour, and Nassau TT.
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Cade Johnson
Cade Johnson
7 years ago

All I can think about every time I watch this video is how desperately I wish this had been the more attractive fastback model instead. This thing is hideous comparison, which is harsh to say of such a great car.

Thilo Tequilo
Thilo Tequilo
8 years ago

Dear Petrolicious team,
can you please tell me the name of the song wich one played at 4:50?

guest
guest
8 years ago

It would be nice to thank Giotto Bizzarrini for such a special car, he designed and engineered it.

David Hearns
David Hearns
8 years ago

What a beautiful film, and a fabulous car… I was lucky enough to be in the Paddock at the Goodwood Revival in 2012 for the 50th Anniversary of the 250 GTO as 15 (or so) moved out for their parade lap… I’ll never forget the sight’s, sound’s and smell’s…

Gary
Gary
8 years ago

Congratulations to all of you who made this, & for Derek allowing it. Probably the best car vid I’ve ever seen. Dunno if there are any award a video like this can be nominated for, but I hope there is.

Leo Scott
Leo Scott
8 years ago

Stunning Video, goosebumps at the sound of that engine on some of the onboard shots!

What is the Music accompanying towards the end? It sounds a lot like Mogwai? But can’t find it?

André Santos
André Santos
8 years ago

Anyone knows the name of the song in 4:40?

ross gibo
ross gibo
8 years ago
Reply to  André Santos

I’ve been trying to find it also:c

Jorge
Jorge
8 years ago

I’ve watched this over 10 times, it’s going to be tough to top this video.

Top Secret
Top Secret
8 years ago

I think I can easily wet my pants…..one of the best I agreed.

Nick
Nick
8 years ago

FU#……………!!! WHAT A SOUND!!!!!Love it when he backs off that throttle. Thank You Petrolicious, you’ve made my day.

Fernando Pereira
Fernando Pereira
8 years ago

A qualidade e charme dos vossos vídeos é simplesmente arrebatadora. Este vídeo e este carro são lindos.
Muitos parabéns. Por favor continuem o bom trabalho.

Frank Wulfers
8 years ago

Spectacular! I had to watch it a few times because I really can’t concentrate on listening to both the commentary and the gorgeous images and sounds of the car. It would be awesome if there was a separate version of just the car, the driver and the sounds of that engine.

jfalguieres
jfalguieres
6 years ago
Reply to  Frank Wulfers

You got it 🙂

Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller
8 years ago

I ve never commented on a site before. Today I felt compelled. I ve watched this film 3 times in the last week. Its spellbinding. I had to say thank you.

Giuseppe Fraschini
Giuseppe Fraschini
8 years ago

Wow wow! The best video (by far) of this year! Keep up the good work petrolicious!!

Filip Svensson
Filip Svensson
8 years ago

On of the absolute best petrolicious videos so far! Love it!

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
8 years ago

Well… I have to say that this was the best yet.

To be honest, as amazing as the 250 GTO is, it was just wonderful listening to Mr. Hill speak with such sincerity and fondness for his father, as well as listening to him go through the gears with similar sincerity and fondness… all the while giving us a brief history lesson while we are effectively passengers along for the ride of a lifetime.

Thank you.

Jeff S
Jeff S
8 years ago

wow, great film. Agree that has to be the best Petrolicious film to date. Thanks.

Redvers Arnold
Redvers Arnold
8 years ago

Absolutely stunning video. The in car shots are fantastic and all credit to the owner for letting us view this

Peter B.
Peter B.
8 years ago

Top of the world ma.

Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman
8 years ago

You guys have outdone yourselves! The sounds from that car as it is being driven hard is just pure bliss! Thank you……..

Jose  Ignacio Guerra
Jose Ignacio Guerra
8 years ago

One of the best video ever made congrats Petrolicious team, what a car!!!!, those cars are made to run, is good to hear that engine sound and the car running on the street, superb video with a sublime car, epic, 5 starts for it, my congratulations and respect too for the owner of this impressive Macchina the Cavallino Rampante looks amazing in this car.

The 250LM picture that I attach in this comment was on Ecuador many years ago and was auctioned on Christies last year.

Rodrigo Almeida
Rodrigo Almeida
8 years ago

Goddammit!!!!

Marcus Cecconi
Marcus Cecconi
8 years ago

Stunning car, wonderful story, amazing video and one of the best sounds on the planet.
If only sportscars produced today stirred the soul like the greats of the 60’s. Flowing bodywork, fantastic engines, REAL manual transmissions and no electronic nannys – having to learn the car.
Thank you for making this site and creating these videos!

Superleggera
Superleggera
8 years ago

This being released on the same day as the Laugherrari videos is a funny coincidence but the GTO looks far more fun and exciting to drive on the road and the NOISE! Talk about passion, excitement and a living breathing machine! Comment on the LF was it felt like a faster 458, well when I last drove a 458 the last thing it needed was to be faster. A GTO as we know, is not about the speed but how it makes you feel, which I imagine is amazing. Here is a great review for those who might not have seen it from a respected road tester.

Jonas Sundgren
8 years ago

Josh Clason is a master at capturing the essence of automobile enthusiasm. Audio wise, picture wise. Well done, Sir!

Marco Catalano
Marco Catalano
8 years ago

Wow. Just wow. That was tremendous, thank you very much Petrolicious and indeed Mr Hill for driving this car like an ace!

rob
rob
8 years ago

Wicked…..I immediately grabbed my headphones when I opened Petrolicious and seen the GTO video waiting to be heard.I knew it was going to be good.That V12 sound…Mama Mia!!I loved seeing the wiper arms lifting off the windshield at speed and Mr.Hill double clutching on the downshift.I have to bookmark this video.It’s classic.Thanks to everyone involved who brought us this video.

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani
8 years ago

What a gorgeous video! Now my flat-6’s seem…inadequate.

Sean
Sean
8 years ago

The sound!!!! A symphony of cylinders… Epic 🙂

CarBuildIndex
8 years ago

I especially like that nobody has brought up the value of this car, either in comments or in the video. Keep it classy! Best video, ever!

PaulGeudon
PaulGeudon
8 years ago

What a tremendous video of a truly sublime car. Always great videos from Petrolicious, but this is one is the best yet. Drive tastefully indeed.

Richard
8 years ago

What-a-sound!! V12 OMG!!

Rayton Fingal Fissore
Rayton Fingal Fissore
8 years ago

🙂 Great car. Great history. And my goodness what a fantastic sound! Petrolicious, you are second to none. I love this site!

Bernard
Bernard
8 years ago

FANTASTIC !!!AMAZING!!! WHAT A SOUND !!!!WHAT A CAR!!!
This video will become, like the GTO, a classic!!!

martin o'donoghue
martin o'donoghue
8 years ago

Wow! This is the best ever and I thought that some of your other videos couldn’t be topped -I eagerly wait for your videos every week-you guys amaze me

Clayton Merchant
Clayton Merchant
8 years ago

Petrolicious, you have absolutely outdone yourselves!! What a fantastic piece.
I don’t know if Derek owns this car, but whoever does deserves the utmost respect for allowing it to be driven as intended. When seeing a car such as this GTO in a static or rolling display, it’s like seeing a caged Lion, awe inspiring to see yet I can’t help but feel a touch of sadness knowing what it is and what it’s capable of and will never get the opportunity to be again. Kudos to Derek and the owner.
THAT ENGINE SOUND at speed!!!!! One of the best of all time, simply melodious.
Done commenting, gotta watch that again…….and again…..and……..

T Fritch
T Fritch
8 years ago

I don’t know what you guys have planned for the next week, but please postpone it & give me more videos & sound from this car. Anything else can wait.

ronaldo eduardo
ronaldo eduardo
8 years ago

Amazing!!!!

Simplesmente “Finas iguarias!”

Awesome, awesome!

JW Green
JW Green
8 years ago

This was absolutely the best video ever posted by this site. Bravo. My 996 is totally jealous. Please keep them coming. Fantastic.

Brompty
Brompty
8 years ago

Perfect.

Jake Williams
Jake Williams
8 years ago

This is definately one of the great ones. The rarest car to grace this site, a good story, and a holiday to celebrate it on. Well done, Petrolicious.

Andreas Lavesson
Andreas Lavesson
8 years ago

Although I was guessing we’d see a Ferrari 250 video soon (which Matthew Lange also predicted in an earlier article), I let out an audible gasp when I saw there was a video about the 250 GTO. I literally got goose bumps and chills (plural) running down my spine. I am incredibly grateful that we got to see and hear it being driven as it was meant to.

Some of the videos can be slightly off-putting when it’s just talk and watching cars standing still or barely rolling. It’s not criticism directed towards the filming crew, since they obviously have to abide to the owners’ demands. The owners themselves are obviously entitled to drive (or not drive) their cars in whatever fashion they like. In my opinion though, it’s so much more special when they are driven as they were built to. I feel like the cars not only wants to, but also needs to, get wrung by the neck from time to time.

C Helme
C Helme
8 years ago

Tears welled in my eyes watching this video.

It probably does not get better than experiencing this car, and I say probably only because there is but one other car that can equal it and that it is the 250 GTO Series 1.

Thank you Petrolicious and Derek Hill for this dream of a video, the best to date by far!

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
8 years ago

Where to begin. I watched this at work first and, as all great car videos should do, I immediately wanted to cut the rest of the day run home and take the Daytona out and wring it out to 7500rpm to hear that V12 wail, although there are no roads around my home that is anywhere as good the road used in the vid.

Huge thanks to the team at Petrolicious, Derek, and the unnamed owner (unless it’s changed hands in the last few months the owner is not anonymous) for putting what is easily Petrolicious best video to date. Hopefully it will get shared on every social media platform as it is a must see

Ollie Streek
Ollie Streek
8 years ago

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE product a video of on board raw footage!

Mike Himber
Mike Himber
8 years ago

Thank you Derek Hill and Petrolicious for honoring this beautiful car and the memory of the amazing Phil Hill.

Alejandro Armendano
Alejandro Armendano
8 years ago

I didn’t know I was capable of have multiple orgasms…

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
8 years ago

I dont think much has to be said about a Ferrari 250 GTO but i must say no video has giving me chills like seeing this car. This car is just the essence of pure 100\% car lust. The beauty of this machine is astonishing and then you mix that with the sound of the exhaust which sounds like pure euphoria. Im gonna be watching this video a few more times Im sure of it.

GT6Mike
GT6Mike
8 years ago

Unbelievably amazing video to watch and hear.

mtdrift
mtdrift
8 years ago

Fantastic – crank up those speakers! That windshield is amazing, the visibility out front just seems incredible.