THE FERRARI 360 GT
The Ferrari 360 GT was developed by Ferrari Spa in collaboration with Michelotto Automobili, to compete in the FIA N-GT class in the early to mid-2000’s. Between 2002 and 2004, Ferrari Spa commissioned Michelotto to build 20 Ferrari 360 GT’s, with a further 17 360 Challenge cars also being converted.
THE RACING UPGRADE
The 360 GT benefitted from a huge weight reduction of 91 kg over the 360 Challenge cars, with the wiring loom lightened, doors and bonnets in full carbon fibre and redundant chassis brackets being removed. The suspension was also upgraded with larger Brembo brakes and a rear wing fitted, ensuring the driver could make full use of the 3.6 litre, 40-valve, 4-cam, V-8 engine, which now produced in excess of 430 bhp! The gearbox was a six-speed sequential unit with a paddle on the right to change up, and a paddle on the left to change down a gear.