Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1993
  • Mileage 
    23 000 km / 14 292 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    ZFFVA35B000097513
  • Lot number 
    437
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Rosso
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Number 11 of only 50 individually numbered 348 GT Competizione homologation specials producedWeight reduction of some 190 kg with comprehensive use of unique carbon fibre panelsNumerous unique performance enhancements complying with homologation requirementsScarcer than any other Ferrari homologation special, including F40, F50 and 288 GTOPresented in excellent order having been subject to a three-year restoration programmeThe Ferrari 348 GTC (Competizione) is the rarest modern Ferrari road modelwith a factory production run of 50 cars, of which only 8 were delivered in right-hand drive. Although this homologation special is the progenitor of all the subsequent lightweight V8 models (360 Challenge Stradale, 430 Scuderia, 458 Speciale), it is far more exclusive in terms of numbers and is one of the Homologation cars in the F40, F50 and 288 GTO set.Weight reduction was the key to the performance of this ultimate 348 variant. Seats are F40 type Kevlar/carbon fibreracing buckets, doors, sills, front and rear bumpers are also composite and the wheels are unique 18 split-rim Speedline items, hiding the15-inch F40 ventilated Brembo discs.Inside, the interior was stripped, the upholstery was replaced by lightweight fabric and the rear window replaced by Lexan.The total weight saving is often quoted as a remarkable 190kg overa standard 348. Complementing the improved power toweight ratio are more focused adjustable springs & dampers enabling a revised suspension set upand a rodconnected gearshift."The 348 GT Competizione car is so much more than just a car that has gone through a weight reduction program. Driving one proved how all these incremental changes had totally moved the game on from the base 348 in terms of dynamics and performance. The 348 GT Competizione drives like an old school, full of feel, Italian supercar. It is superb."There were no changes to the 3.4-litreV8 so the GTC has the same 320bhp power output and in terms of straight-linespeed it doesn't differ much from the regular 348. However, the engine was alwaysthe best thing about the car and in the 200kg-lighterGTC, it spins up sweetly and loves to rev with that eagerness at the top end that is so utterly addictive. The crisp, directly connected gear change is much more satisfying and adds to the enjoyment of going up and down the box.Cosmetic enhancements include the engraved, numbered-plaque steering wheel, external recessed Scuderia wing-shields and the evocative Competizionescript on the engine cover.#11/50 is in excellent condition having undergone a comprehensive, three-year, engine out, glass out, photo-documented restoration. It wasre-bushed, the suspension components powder-coated, freshcam belts fitted, and most nuts, bolts, clips and fixings replaced. All the lightweightpanels were retained and the original colour combination of Rosso Corsa with ablack interior andred seats was retained. It has covered a total of23,000km(14,500 miles) since first delivery. Invoices totalling a substantial amount for this extensive restoration are in the history file alongside the photographic record andthe normal ownership documents.This is a very rare Ferrari, more scarce thanany other Ferrari homologation special, including the F40, F50 and 288 GTO and, additionally, its sheer agility, huge grip and intuitivesteering response make the car a delight to drive. We welcome any inspection of this remarkable Competizione.