RMD is offering this Ferrari 458 Italia GTC Pro for sale.
- One of 2 Luxury Racing entries in the 2011 and 2012 ACO and FIA sanctioned championships
- Raced at Sebring and Le Mans 24hr in 2011 (GTE Pro) and 2012 (GTE Am)
- Ferrari’s final normal aspirated ultimate GT racer
- Matching numbers, 2 owners from new and completely overhauled
- Eligible for Masters Endurance Legends, Ferrari‘s Club Competizione GT program and all US historic races
Ferrari unveiled their new GTE-class racer in 2011 to take part in Championships sanctioned by ACO and FIA. The 458 Italia GTC drops the “flex splitter” found in the road cars in favour of a more conventional inlet, with the air exiting out through the louvers in the bonnet. With its beautiful Pininfarina design, aluminum monocoque, a total weight of just 1245kg and new restrictor regulations, the 4.5-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 470 PS (350 kW; 460 hp) and is coupled to a Hewland 6-speed sequential gearbox.
The 458 is one of Ferraris most successful models and in racing it was not different, the factory sanctioned and Michelotto built ultimate Ferrari GT racer 458 GTC was the car to have. Just 50 cars were built in Padova; 11 for AF Corse as “Works” cars and 39 for customer teams. The 458 GTEs record is astonishing; they entered 617 races between 2011 and 2017, winning 104 of them. The last race entered by a 458 GTE was the 2017 Monza round of the European Le Mans Series, which it won, even against much later machinery.
The 458 GTE has won the following; Le Mans 24 Hours (Pro) twice, Le Mans 24 Hours (Am) twice the World Endurance Challenge (three times) the European Le Mans Series (X4), the Asian Le Mans Series, the Sebring 12 Hours, the ILMC GTE Title, International GT Open Teams Championship and so on… The 458 GTC is Ferrari’s final naturally aspirated GT racer which was replaced for the 2016 season by the 488 GTE.
The Ferrari 458 Italia GTC presented here is chassis F142GT*2834*, and was raced by the French team “Luxury Racing” during the 2011 and 2012 race season at some of the most prestigious races, including the Sebring 12 hours, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1000 KM of Spa. In 2011, #2834 was entered in the GTE Pro class with race Nr 58 and primary drivers JD Deletraz, A. Beltoise, F. Jakubowski whereas A. Bardi and R.
Firman were the drivers in the FIA GT championship. After just under 2 hours running in the 2011 Le Mans 24 hours, 2834 was hit by the Audi #3 of Alan McNish (who wanted to pass the Audi #1) causing one of the biggest and most spectacular crashes in Le Mans’ history. The Audi #3 was totally destroyed but luckily McNish was unhurt and #2834 was able to regain the pits and continued the race but retired after 136 laps.
For the 2012 season the car was entered in the GTE Am class with drivers P. Ehret, F. Montecalvo and G. Jeanette. It retired at Sebring and Le Mans with its best result being a 5th in class at the Spa 6 hours. The full racing history of #2834 can be found in the History section below.
After the 2012 season, the car was retired from competition and remained with Luxury racing until 2018 when it was bought by its current owner. A full overhaul of the car was done by ByKolles Racing in Germany with the engine and gearbox being rebuild by Michelotto. The work included the crack testing of suspension elements and wheels, overhauling of the brakes and clutch, installation of a new seat and fuel cell and a general go-through with new fluids etc.. Since its overhaul, the car has only run for 3 hours at the end of 2019 and has not been used since. It comes with 3 sets of wheels and all operation manuals.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire one of Ferrari’s most beautiful and final non-turbo GT racer with excellent race history and in race-ready condition. This matching numbers and just 2 owners from new Ferrari 458 GTC would sit proudly in any discerning Ferrari collection while also being eligible to race in Masters Endurance Legends and Ferrari‘s Club Competizione GT program.
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