We’ve never, ever accused Petrolicious of slacking when it comes to the quality of cars it features. Each week brings a new, exciting, rare vehicle that has some special quality or provenance to it. But this week’s video… it’s beyond everything else the series has ever done.
That’s because it stars the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO, also known as (possibly) the most expensive vehicle ever sold. Only 36 were ever built, and this particular 1964 example was the first of the Series II range. Rather than some tinkerer or restorer behind the wheel of this masterpiece, Derek Hill, son of the first American Formula One World Champion, Phil Hill, is on hand for the interview and is slotted into the tight cockpit of the Rosso Corsa masterpiece.
This particular GTO was raced multiple times by Hill Sr., and it recorded wins at Daytona and Nassau, thanks in part to its 300-horsepower, 3.0-liter V12 engine. That makes it a bit special for the younger Hill, who can speak with some authority about this car’s provenance – and wheel it rather well himself, as he’s a fairly accomplished racer in his own right. Of course, if you’re like us, you’ll forget everything Hill says and will go completely slack-jawed as soon as that V12 starts to sing.
Grab your best pair of headphones, turn up the volume as loud as you can bear and scroll down for the full video. You won’t hear anything better all week.