The world's most revered Ferrari icon

One of only thirty-six cars produced and with a great racing pedigree, the 250 GTO has become one of the icons of Ferrari production history, gaining ever-increasing admiration from car connoisseurs.

Specifications & Features


Explore the Ferrari 250 GTO at 1:8 scale

The Ferrari 250 GTO has been described by Ferrari afficionados as "the world's most revered and valuable classic car" and as "... peak Ferrari: a red-blooded homologation special with a glittering race history". No model car collection would be complete without the 250 GTO in its line up.

This 1:8 scale model is a faithful replica of a series 1 model chassis number #3987GT, originally produced in 1962 for Luigi Chinetti N.A.R.T. (North American Racing Team) of New York, USA. Today, it is owned by Ralph Lauren and on display at L'art de L'automobile, the Ralph Lauren Collection at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Every detail has been captured using 3D laser scanning techniques of the original model, from the Ferrari Tipo 168/62 Colombo V12 engine to the 'D'-shaped panels retained by quarter turn fasteners on the upper face of the nose.

The riveted metalwork on the interior side of the doors and detailed dashboard and switches reveal the stripped back approach to producing a racing thoroughbred.

The high quality die-cast metal bodywork provides a truly authentic finish for the Ferrari Rosso Cina exterior paint colour, and the large scale provides an opportunity for working interior lights, headlights, brake lights and flashing indicator lights.


  • Scale: 1:8
  • Length: 23 5/8” (60cm)
  • Width: 10 1/4” (26cm)
  • Height: 5 1/2” (14cm)
  • Bodywork: Die-cast metal
  • Details: ABS engineering plastic
  • Number of parts: over 500


  • Painted in distinctive Rosso Corsa
  • Remotely operated, electronic butterfly doors
  • Illuminating headlights and brake lights
  • Faithfully reproduced hybrid V12 Ferrari engine
  • Hear the engine roar and sound the horn at the push of a button
  • Opening front and rear bonnets
  • Functional steering wheel
  • Deployable rear spoiler

It's all in the detail

Outstanding detail at 1:8 scale


Replica Ferrari Tipo 168/62 Colombo V12 engine

Iconic Vents

'D'-shaped panels on the upper face of the nose


Detailed dashboard dials, switches and steering wheel


The doors pull open and windows slide open


Working headlights, rear lights and indicator lights


Replica Borrani wire wheels

1962 N.A.R.T option

You can choose to keep your model as the 'street version' or alternatively create a replica of the car that won the 1000 km of Paris in 1962.

The 1000 km of Paris became part of the World Sportscar Championship in 1962 and the dominance of the Ferrari 250 GTO was unchallenged taking the first six places. Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez came in first place averaging 157.7 km/h over 129 laps of the Circuit de Linas-Montlhéry (France).

Everything you need to convert your model into this race version is included in your Packs - so you all you need to do is to decide which one!

No. 1 decals

For front, back and sides of the car

N.A.R.T badges

Replicas of the North American Racing Team emblems for the rear

Licence Plate

The plate used on the 1962 Paris winning Ferrari.


Our model

1962 1000 KM of Paris

The Mexican Rodríguez brothers' last race for Ferrari

World of Wayne Review

Upgrade to the Blu Genziana Limited Edition

(strictly limited to 150 worldwide)

Our beautiful Limited Edition in Blu Genziana commemorates the colour used by Ferrari on early prototypes of the original Ferrari 250 GTO and is a favourite colour that has endured.

Your Unique Blu Genziana Limited Edition

All the features of our regular 1:8 model, PLUS:

• Bodywork painted in Blu Genziana.
• Stylish, exhibition-quality display stand.
• Display Case to protect your model.
• Under-lit to give a soft illumination to the logos.
• As part of a limited production run, your stand is individually numbered 1–150.
• A signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.

The Blu Genziana edition also comes with the N.A.R.T. racing decals and badges displayed in the Rosso Cina edition above.


Your buying options...

When you place your order we will send your first pack with the first stages of your kit to build your model. Following this, you will be sent another pack every month for 11 months. You will be charged monthly.

Alternatively, you may choose the 24-month plan – click here for more details.

(S&H cost per pack: USA $9.99; Canada & Mexico $19.99)

We ship worldwide. Your order will be in US$
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The Definitive Ferrari

Ferrari 250 GTO History

The 250 GTO represents pure competitive performance for the 250 GT series. Debuting in 1962 at the annual pre-season Ferrari press conference, it was one of six racing models displayed by Ferrari. The 250 GTO was the only front engine model on display and was created to compete in the Group 3 GT category in response to the threat posed by Shelby's Cobra and Jaguar's E-Type.

Evolving from the 250 GT SWB. Development was assigned to chief engineer Giotto Bizzarrini, with further development from Mauro Forghieri after the majority of Ferrari engineers left after a dispute with Enzo Ferrari in 1961. The chassis was altered to reduce weight, stiffen the frame and lower the new engine – replacing the previous one with the Le Mans winning Tipo 168/62 Comp. 3.0 L V12 from the 250 Testa Rossa.

Aerodynamics were a main focus of the design, aiming to improve top speed and stability. Testing in a wind tunnel as well as on the track, the the result was an all-aluminium body with a long, low nose with distinctive air intakes. This innovated design propelled the 250 GTO when it was deployed to race, where it decimated the competition.

Ferrari achieved maximum points in the 1962 Division 3 Championship for sports cars over 2.0 L, while at the fifth round of the 24 Hours of Le Mans the 250 GTO placed second and third behind a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM. Other manufacturers argued with the governing body that the GTO was not a GT car, as less than 100 had been produced. Citing Appendix J, Section 25, a car was not disqualified if it was a normal evolution of the type. Upgraded from the largely produced 250 GT, the GTO was declared legal.

The 250 GTO was highly sought after but costing close to £6000 (enough for a small house at the time) limited the customer base. On top of this, Enzo Ferrari hand-picked those who could purchase one, with some citing that it was deemed too dangerous to drive for all but the most experienced racers by Ferrari. One of these drivers was Luigi Chinetti of N.A.R.T (North American Racing Team), who took his car to the 1000 km of Paris where it won 1st place under Pedro and Ricardo Rodriguez.

This car was chassis number 3987GT. Originally, it was painted classic red and sported the number 1 along with the N.A.R.T team stickers on the rear. By the end of 1962, it was sold to Mecom Racing Team of Houston, Texas, to be raced by Roger Penske and Augie Pabst. Mecom modified the bodywork, adding a third side slot vent, removing the front rectangular lights and installing an orange roof light. Still painted red, it was raced in the 12hr at Sebring. The car’s next race would be the Road America 500, but further modifications were made. The shape of the front bonnet was changed and it was painted light metallic blue with a white centre stripe.

After this, the car changed hands numerous times. Otto Zipper Motors purchased it in 1963 and raced it once with Richie Ginther. In 1972, when it was owned by Stuard Baumgard, the car caught fire and the original engine was changed with a 6045 from a 250 LM.

In 1985 it was sold to fashion tycoon Ralph Lauren for $300,000 USD, who had it fully restored over the following years by repainting it in the original red colour and refitted with an original engine bought from Don Walker. The car was displayed at L’art de L’automobile, the Ralph Lauren collection at Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, with an estimated value of $48.4 million USD.

Technical Specification

  • Car type: Two-seater berlinetta

  • Dry weight: 880 kg (1,940 lbs)

  • Dimensions: 4325 mm (170 1/4 in) long, 1600 mm (63 in) wide,

    1210 mm (47 5/8 in) high

  • Wheelbase: 2400 mm (94 1/2 in)

  • Power: 300 hp at 7400 rpm

  • Torque: 294 Nm at 5500 rpm

  • Engine: Ferrari Tipo 168/62 Comp. 3.0L 60° V12, six Weber 38 DCN carburettors

  • Displacement: 2953.1 cc

  • Transmission: 5-speed manual

  • Layout: front, longitudinally mounted

  • Top speed: 280 km/h (174 mph)

    0-60 mph: 2.9 sec

Ferrari 250 GTO Trivia

Only 36 Ferrari 250 GTOs were produced between 1962 and 1964. Unlike many classic collectors cars, all 36 are accounted for.

“250” refers to the cubic-centimetre displacement in each of the 12 cylinders

The 'O' in GTO stands for 'Omologato' – Homologation, a reference to it conforming to racing specifications.

It holds the record for the most valuable Ferrari in the world, with a record-breaking $70 million USD paid for one in a private transaction.

Each Ferrari 250 GTO was hand-built, making no two alike – differences in construction of the chassis to the bodywork which was hammered into shape over wooden forms make each one unique.

Ferrari 250 GTO Review by Simon Kidston (Kidston Productions, YouTube)

Point of View Drive through Mountainside Roads (Petrolicious, YouTube)

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