$3 million 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO stolen during test drive
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An iconic 1980s Ferrari has been stolen in the German city of Düsseldorf during a test drive with a man posing as a would-be buyer.
The man sped off with the car that is believed to be worth around NZ$3.3 million when the owner got out of the car to swap places during the drive.
Police have since found the vehicle that was stashed in a garage in a nearby area, but are still on the hunt for the man that stole it. They have released a picture of the middle-aged suspect, and are asking for the public to come forward with any information.
Ferrari first built the 288 GTO to compete in the infamous Group B rally class, but the car never made it in. The series was outlawed before Ferrari finished building the car, but instead of cancelling the project, they decided to build 272 examples for the street.
Powered by a twin-turbo 2.9-litre V8 that produced 294kW and 496Nm of torque, it would've been an extremely competitive vehicle had it made the series. Every single 288 GTO came with a manual transmission and weight just over 1100kgs.
While it wasn't the most expensive on release, the 288 GTO has since become one of the rarest and most sought after Ferraris on the planet.