A lot of the time, when we feature a specific casting as Model of the Day, we like to show several versions. Other times, like today, there is one version that stands out so much, we just feature it on its own.
That is the case with the Ferrari 288 GTO from the 2011 Hot Wheels Ferrari 5-pack. There have been several versions of the 288 GTO since its debut in 2008, including some delectable Garage versions. Red, yellow, black, grey, and even some in Hot Ones deco.
And of course doing the 288 GTO in whatever color it wants is Hot Wheels’ prerogative, as long as Ferrari approves it. But the real car was only released in red (outside of one disputed yellow prototype). Only 272 cars total, highly collectible, and frankly beautiful. The 288 shares the same design queues as the 308 GTB, and was probably the last hurrah before Ferraris started getting a bit over the top design-wise (of course that is my opinion).
So here we have Hot Wheels’ version in white. Not a stock color for the 288, and the PR5’s are probably not the appropriate choice among the normal options. Who cares!?! Just look at it. There are a lot of Hot Wheels Ferrari castings, and there are a lot of versions of those many castings, and with all those, this white Ferrari is one of the best.
(Find the HW Ferrari 288 GTO on ebay [there is even a couple of white versions]…)
Hot Wheels Ferrari 288 GTO (2011 Ferrari 5-pack):