Gallery: the fastest production cars ever
From Jag XK120 and Miura to Venom, meet the quickest road cars in history
Posted: 26 Feb 2014
1984 Ferrari 288 GTO - 188mph
Rather more carefully built than its 250 GTO-shaped predecessor, this mid-engined turbocharged flamethrower was built for a road racing series that folded before it began.
But Ferrari still went through with its homologation obligations, creating a car that stole the top-speed crown from, er, itself.