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Ferrari 360 GT

The Ferrari 360 GT was a top-10 in several championship races.

In the 1990s, Ferrari’s sales lagging, particularly for its “entry-level” 348 To boost interest in the midengine Ferrari launched its popular Series, one of which was the Ferrari 360 GT.

348s were given a massage, then pitted one another in a series of races, on major tracks in support of pro events. The racing was highly and the series proved so popular Ferrari’s clientele that the continued with the 348’s the Ferrari F355 and 360 Mondial.

In the year after the Ferrari 360 was several 360 Challenge cars their way into the FIA GT Championship. The 360 Challenge was in essence a road but with fewer amenities to weight, with grippier and different wheels and brakes. The V-8 was not significantly altered, but racing absorbers replaced the road electronic suspension control, and height was lowered with springs and aluminum bushings. Ferrari 360 Challenges, prepared and by outside firms, finished GT races in the top-10 in class.

This led to creation of the Ferrari 360 GT. in conjunction with Ferrari Michelotto, the Ferrari 360 GT was some 200 lighter than the 360 Challenge. It got suspension upgrades, massive brakes, and a large rear The 3.6-liter V-8 was boosted slightly to 430 and used the available six-speed gearbox. It scored multiple wins in the FIA’s N-GT in 2002 and 2003. Another was a second overall placing at the 24 of Daytona in 2003.


In 2004, Ferrari introduced the 360 also done in collaboration Michelotto. Like the Ferrari 360 GT, the GTC weighed 2,425 pounds the minimum allowed by class — but was an even more-aggressive The GTC used the basic, mildly bodywork of the Ferrari 360 Challenge but added a new, large wing, giving the GTC a different from the 360 GT.

Steel disc brakes fitted, the front with calipers, the rears with calipers. The 3.6-liter V-8 made 445 at 8,750 rpm, thanks in part to new Magneti Marelli The car garnered a class victory at the Republic’s Brno raceway in

T he arrival of the Ferrari F430 a new GTC, but getting it sorted most of 2005 for tuner and Ferrari’s Corsa Clienti Meantime, Ferrari 360 GTCs to race and win in the FIA GT2 series, but Ferrari had to for second place (behind in that year’s manufacturer’s

Incidentally, the Prancing Horse was runner-up in GT1 competition (bowing to But this and stiffer competition for the racers likely prompted to withdraw from the class 2005 — at least for the being.

Ferrari 360

The Ferrari 360 GTC was introduced in 2004.

The F430 GTC finally took to the in early 2006. Aside a taller rear wing, it like simply an updated 360 GTC which it basically was. But was one key difference: a special 4.0-liter V-8 postings on the FIA website quoted displacement as 3998.6cc).

This was apparently derived from the 4.3-liter unit also in the F430 Challenge car, but was tight-lipped about specifications. was also undisclosed, but was likely than the production engine’s. was again stated as 2425 still minimum allowed, but the new GTC did from several features for the latest Challenge car.

Chief among these a quicker-shifting transmission based One experience; new 19-inch Pirelli slicks; a new quick-release steering with fingertip controls for and driver-adjustable onboard systems; center-lock wheels; and built-in jacks to speed tire

Ferrari announced that than 15” GT2-spec 430 GTCs would be built for the season, with entries for the American LeMans Series as well as the several European GT2 Results were impressive on continents. Team Risi won five of 10 ALMS races to the GT2 team title. AF Corse did in Europe, where Jaime Jr. won the driver’s championship. Early in 2007 suggest the 430 GTC will a force to reckon with for seasons to come.

In racing, Ferrari’s focus had for years clearly been on 1. But thanks to a cooperative effort factory-affiliated engineers and tuners, and a of always-enthusiastic competition-oriented Ferrari Cavallino sports cars once again an exciting on the world’s premier race

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