2008 Ferrari F430

GT2 Evo Wide Body

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2008
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • FIA Papers 
    Yes
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

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OVERVIEW
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Introduced in 2006 and built in collaboration with Ferrari by preferred tuner Michelotto; the F430 GT2 proved consistently to be the superior weapon in top-flight International GT racing for six seasons. The model was a consistent victor across a variety of International and National Championships and it is fair to say that the F430 period was another golden one in terms of Ferrari’s rich racing pedigree.
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HISTORY
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One of just 24 Series 3 EVO GTC cars built, this car on offer (chassis 2618) represents the latest and greatest of the breed. It was delivered new to UK-based team CR Scuderia in time for the 2008 season of FIA GT where it would be the team’s lead car driven that season by Professional pairing Andrew Kirkaldy and Rob Bell. In that season they had some stellar results starting with a 2nd in class at Silverstone in the TT, this followed by a 3rd at Oschersleben then a 6th at the Spa 24hrs (teamed with Mueller/ Sutton). The first International victory for the team and this car came in Bucharest when 2618 won both races of the weekend (in class), the season ended in Argentina when a last lap collision lost a podium but still enabled a strong 4th place.

For the 2009 season; 2618 remained the Kirkaldy/ Bell mount and more competitive outings followed, regularly strong in qualifying; 2618 was able to achieve podium results at Silverstone, Spa 24hrs and Zolder. Tim Mullen joined Kirkaldy in 2618 for the 2010 effort and the car was updated to the latest ‘wide-body’ specification (as can be seen, largely unpainted, at the pre-season test at Paul Ricard, then joined by ex F1 driver Nicola Larini). In 2010 they were entered in the Le Mans Series Championship and again proved venerable competition. 2nd in qualifying at Spa was followed by a 6th place finish and other top results were 2nd in Hungary (top placed Ferrari) and a 4th at Silverstone (2nd best Ferrari), as had been the case over the previous seasons; 2618 and its driver combo were able to take the fight to the top, factory-backed teams and upset them on regular occasion.

The final season of top flight racing for 2618 was the Le Mans Series in 2011 when the driver line up of Adam Christodoulou, Klaas Hummel and Phil Quaife entered the GT-Am class of the Le Mans Series where their top result was a 2nd at the season ending race in Portimao. After this the car was prepared for long term store prior to us purchasing the car in early 2015. In June that year, after a thorough check through and service; 2618 returned to track duty at Spa for the Modena Motorsports Trackdays.

Following this event, we sold 2618 to the current owner who has used the car in a handful of select track days and (Peter Auto) Endurance Racing Legends events in 2018/2019.
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TECHNICAL CONDITION/ STATUS
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When initially purchased in 2015 there was no ‘life’ data available on the chassis and drivetrain therefore it has since been run on a monitored basis without major issue and following its last professional race in 2011, we estimate it has in the region of just 8-10 hours running since.

With the safety-related aspects renewed in 2015 (fuel cell, seats, belts, extinguisher), much of this requires renewal once more therefore, before race use in 2021; we consider it to be in requirement of thorough preparation.
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DOCUMENTATION
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- ACO Homologation documents
- Circuit setup data
- CRS Photo Yearbooks
- Detailed period race history report
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SUMMARY
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As those familiar with older competition Ferrari will know; a 4 digit, even chassis numbered Ferrari is a much-heralded piece, the designation alone indicates it as being a Ferrari factory supplied race car. Just 11 F430 GT2s are considered to have the 2010 ‘wide-body’ specification making this one of those superlatively-specified examples. Accompanied by a useful spares package, in the right hands, we consider this to be a class front runner in the Peter Auto Endurance Racing Legends series for which it has already proven to be absolutely ideal.