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2006 Ferrari F430 GT

2006 Ferrari F430 GT

Ferrari F430 GT

Developed in conjunction with Michelotti, the F430 GT is a stripped down version of the road car meant for endurance racing. It has been used in many road-race series including FIA GT2, ALMS, International Open GT and Italian GT events.

The F430 GT’s major debut was at the 12 Hours of Sebring where Risi Competizione took third overall. It was a resounding success for an ‘out of the box’ racer which won it’s first local race at Imola for the inaugural round of the 2006 Italian GT Championship.

The F430 does without driver aids and a production interior. It has an new body with a combination of carbon fibre, nomex and kevlar that gives a weight of 1100 kgs. It also shares its aluminum chassis with the road car but features a smaller version of its V8 that breaths through two 28mm air restrictors for FIA-sanctioned races.

Compared to the 360 GTC it replaces, the new model’s biggest feature is a 4.0 V8 which offers plenty more torque and more compact dimensions thanks to a new bearing design. After extensive wind tunnel testing the body also gives more down force and the F430 chassis offers much more torsional rigidity than the 360’s. With these changes, the is strong contender in GT2 championships and tuned the tide on Porsche’s GT3 RSR.

Both Ferrari and Porsche have continued development of their race cars from 2006 to 2009. Throughout this time The F430 GT has been the usual victor in the Porsche/Ferrari battle, but the Ferrari has been beaten at the 24 Hours of Le Mans every time out.


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Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Maranello, Italy
engine Unstressed F136 90° V8 w/Æ 28.1 mm Restrictors, Dry Sump Lubrication
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminium Alloy
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Fuel Injection
displacement 3998 cc / 244.0 in³
bore 92 mm / 3.6 in
stroke 75.15 mm / 3.0 in
power 331.8 kw / 445 bhp @ 6750 rpm
specific output 111.31 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 404.55 bhp per tonne
torque 671.1 nm / 495 ft lbs @ 5200 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Moncoque w/FIA Steel Roll Cage, Adjustable Rear Wing, Carbon floor
driven wheels RWD w/LSD
wheel type BBS Aluminum Center Lock
front tires Pirelli 305/645/18
rear tires Pirelli 305/705/18
front brakes Performance Friction Steel Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 32 x 380 mm / 1.3 x 15.0 in
rear brakes Performance Friction Steel Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size 32 x 332 mm / 1.3 x 13.1 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 27.3 cm / 18 x 10.75 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist
f suspension Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Adj Shock Absorbers, Adj Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Adj Shock Absorbers, Adj Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1100 kg / 2425 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1738 mm / 68.4 in
rear track 1652 mm / 65.0 in
length 2060 mm / 81.1 in
width 1452 mm / 57.2 in
height 1175 mm / 46.3 in
transmission 6-Speed Sequential Transaxle
tran clutch 5”1/2 Triple Disc
top speed ~321.80 kph / 200 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~7.0 seconds
fuel capacity 100 litres or 2 gal.
class victories 2010 Sebring 12 Hours

Auction Sales History

2007 Ferrari F430 GT 2462 – did not sell for €125,000. The AF Corse Motorola team, 2007 GT 2 Championship-winning. With Müller paired with Vilander, the season opener at Zhuhai in China could not have been better. Driving the car presented here, Ferrari 430 GT2, chassis number F131EVOGT2462, the drivers qualified first and won the race. Müller said, “It’s a really good start to the season. Pole position yesterday, fastest in my stint and the victory – it couldn’t really be better.” The next round at Silverstone produced another win although the car only qualified in sixth place. Another first place at Bucharest made it a fantastic three in a row for the team. AF Corse Motorola scored a fourth consecutive win at Monza but it was the sister car taking the chequered flag this time, with this car finishing second from second on the grid. The car presented here is the 2007 race-winning, championship-dominating Ferrari F430 GT2. In the right hands, this car is ready to add to its glorious race history in 2008. Auction Source: 2008 Leggenda e Passione