ATTENTION HEADPHONE USERS. Former FIA GT1 World Championship race winner Nicky Pastorelli hustles a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO/64 around Goodwood to an amazing V12 soundtrack
You’re currently on-board a 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO/64 being driven by former GT championship race winner Nicky Pastorelli as part of the Graham Hill Trophy at Goodwood’s 2017 Members’ Meeting. Granted that’s a lot of information to consume in a short breath, but pay special attention to two things in this video. Firstly, Pastorelli proves to be something of a demon with the Ferrari through the corners, often having to wrestle the back end as it tries to snap away from him; and second, good God, that 300bhp(ish) 3-litre V12 sounds the absolute salty-crusted nuts.
It’s perhaps not the most edge-of-your-seat dice for position we’ve seen from Goodwood’s Members’ Meetings, but that’s certainly not a dig at Pastorelli. The Dutchman has already competed in a Lamborghini Murciélago LP670, a Mercedes-AMG SLS GT3 and a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the FIA GT1 World Championship and the American Le Mans Series, as well as completing multiple Formula 1 tests and a season of Champ Car. I meanwhile can barely pilot a Hyundai Tucson through Dubai rush hour without pulling over for a nap. Also, the 1960 Ferrari 250 GTO/64 Pastorelli is piloting is not what you’d call cheap, nor something you’d want to shunt into the barriers: at auction in 2013, a 250 GTO was sold for $38 million. All due credit to the Dutchman for hanging it all out at Goodwood.
Interesting side note, Pastorelli’s is not the only big name in the 2017 Graham Hill Trophy. Former World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff, former Le Mans podium finisher Nicolas Minassian, and Ginetta boss Lawrence Tomlinson also take to the grid in a 1961 Jaguar E-Type, a 1965 Lotus Elan 26R Shapecraft, and a 1965 Ginetta G10 respectively.