No final da década de 50, o mercado de carros de corrida estava em crescimento, e era especialmente agitado nos EUA. O dono da Maserati, Orsi, e seu designer chefe, Gulio Alfieri, decidiram criar um novo motor de três litros para o Birdcage, uma decisão economicamente sábia.
The annual endurance race of the Mille Miglia attracted a very good group of competitors in 1955. Mercedes-Benz had big plans to conquer, so it sent over a fleet of four racing cars, all of the type 300 SLR, which was to make its mark here.
After its incipient racing appearances, the Ferrari 250 GTO changed motorsports scene. The car seemed to be great on every kind of track and was able to deliver extraordinary performances whether on a race circuit or windy mountain road.Pilots: Giorgio Scarletti and Pietro Ferraro.