Built since 2006 by Ferrari Corse Clienti department in collaboration with Michelotto Automobili, the F430 GTC is a racing car designed to compete in international GT2 class competition, such as in the American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series, and FIA GT Championship.
F430 GTCs also compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The GTC was the fastest and most developed racing version of the F430. I
n FIA GT2 championship, in order to render the car performances more uniform, the cars are forced to run with a specific minimum weight and with an engine restrictor that depends on the engine displacement.
Hence Ferrari destroked the 4.3 L V8 engine to 4.0 L in order to compete in the 3.8–4.0 L class in GT2 class racing, which is allowed to race with a minimum weight of 1,100 kg (2,425 lb).
In this race configuration, the engine produces somewhat less power (445 PS (327 kW; 439 hp)) and by using the 4.0 L engine, the minimum weight of the F430 would increase by 50 kg (110 lb) but this is compensated by the reduced weight of the car, which yields a better power-to-weight ratio.
This 430 GTC 2 chassis #2480 was built in 2007 and raced into only at the Interlagos race.
Since then the car was taken back to Michelotto where it had a complete restoration which was completed in 2019 and the car only had its first shakedown in early 2020.
One of the last cars with a sequential manual gearbox, an amazing racing car that can compete in multiple racing events but also stand proud in any Ferrari collection.