Road Tests Real world tests of 308 GTS vs 288 GTO

0-60mph

308 GTS
7.3 s
288 GTO
5 s

Top speed

308 GTS
158 mph
288 GTO
189 mph

0-100mph

308 GTS
19.8 s
288 GTO
10.2 s

1/4 mile

308 GTS
15.8 s
288 GTO
12.7 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ferrari 308 GTS

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Ferrari 308 GTS

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Side view of Ferrari 288 GTO

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Much faster to 100mph 10.2 s vs 19.8 s Around 50% faster to 100mph
Much faster in the quarter mile 12.7 s vs 15.8 s Around 20% faster at the drag strip
Faster top speed 189 mph vs 158 mph 31 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More torque 367 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM vs 181 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 2x stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 400 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 240 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 65% stronger engine
Lighter curb weight 2,552 lb vs 2,835 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

308 GTS  vs
288 GTO 
Brand Ferrari Ferrari
Price 34,195 83,400
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 1982 1984-1985

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.81 lb/hp 6.38 lb/hp
Maximum hp 240 HP @ 7,000 RPM 400 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 181 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 367 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinion

engine

Displacement 2,926 cc 2,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9.2:1 7.6:1
Bore/stroke 3.19 in / 2.8 in 3.14 in / 2.8 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,835 lb 2,552 lb
Width 67.7 in 75.2 in
Height 44.1 in 44.1 in
Length 166.5 in 168.9 in
Front track width 57.5 in 61.4 in
Wheelbase 92.1 in 96.5 in

road tests

308 GTS  vs
288 GTO 
Top speed 158 mph 189 mph
1/4 mile 15.8 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 7.3 s 5 s
0-100mph 19.8 s 10.2 s

transmission

Drivetrain Mid Engine / RWD Mid Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 5
Gear ratios
1: 3.59:1
2: 2.35:1
3: 1.69:1
4: 1.24:1
5: 0.95:1
Axle ratio 3.71:1 2.9:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 12.05 in Disc
Rear brakes Disc 12.2 in Disc
Front wheels 356/? 190 406/? 16
Rear wheels 356/? 190 406/? 16
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