According to the designers of the Ferrari 250 GTO, the model is unsafe for the average driver. When the model was first released in 1962, the company would only sell it to qualified drivers, who often had racing experience.
The Ferrari 250 GTO is conisdered very rare and is extremely sought after by collectors and driving enthusiasts. Driving one of these vehicles is considered a special treat by many fans and auto reviewers. In some cases, the person driving the 250 GTO during the test drive is a professional, or at least someone with a lot of experience with sports cars.