2009 Ferrari 430 GTC / GT2

The FIA GT Championship winner
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Model history:
The Ferrari F430 shared its aluminum chassis with the 360 that preceded it, but its Pininfarina-penned styling charted a new course for Maranello. The F430 channeled Ferrari’s past designs with taillights from the Enzo, Testarossa-like side mirrors that stretched out from its A-pillars, and ducts integrated into its sides and front fascia akin to 1960s Formula 1 cars. Pininfarina’s Frank Stephenson is credited with the F430’s striking design.
Though its styling was eye-catching, the F430’s big newsmaker at its debut at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show was under its glass engine cover. The F430 marked the first use of Ferrari’s new dual overhead camshaft, 32-valve V-8 engine, codenamed F136 E. The 90-degree V-8 was co-developed with Maserati, but Maranello’s version got its own 180-degree flat-plane crankshaft. Chain-driven camshafts replaced rubber belts in the automaker’s previous eight-cylinder. The new, modern V-8 was the first clean-sheet design for Ferrari in about half a century. The new engine sent its approximately 490 hp to the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual transmission or the automaker’s six-speed F1 gearbox.

It did not take long for Ferrari to take the wraps off a GT2 racing version of the F430. Developed with longtime racing partner Michelotto Automobili, the F430 GTC was eligible for American Le Mans Series racing, the Le Mans Series, the FIA GT Championship, and even the 24 Hours of Le Mans! 

The F430 GTC made use of a downsized 4.0-liter version of the new V-8 in order to comply with FIA rules. The F430 GTC’s engine was rated at 470 hp, but its impressive power-to-weight ratio meant it was significantly faster than the 550-hp F430 GT3. A six-speed sequential-shift transmission put power to the wheels in rapid fashion.

The F430 GTC featured a big rear wing  with an integrated Gurney flap to enhance   the design’s already impressive downforce plus carbon fiber body panels to reduce weight. Race cars rode on 18-inch center-lock lightweight wheels wrapped in Michelin racing slicks rather than the 19-inch wheels with Pirelli tires on street cars. While the road-going F430 debuted adjustable dampers could be tweaked via a knob on its steering wheel, the F430 GTC’s suspension retained garage-only adjustment. Noting the difference between the street F430 and the F430 GTC during a test at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah in 2012, Road & Track wrote that the two Ferraris “are like shades of red: in a similar family, yes, but totally different.”

The F430 GTC got off to a strong start by winning the FIA GT2 Manufacturers’ Cup and Drivers’ title in 2006 and 2007, the ALMS GT2 Manufacturers’ Title in 2007, and it won the GT2 class at Le Mans in 2008. Ultimately, the F430 GTC made Ferrari a dominant force in GT racing, and this has continued with the 458 GT2 and 488 GTE. Including the 430 GTC prototype (chassis 2404) that is also owned by us, it is believed that approximately 53 examples were built in total. 

Specific history of this car:
Chassis 2642 can seen as one of the very first Ferrari Works cars. It was entered by the Piacenza based team AF Corse of Amato Ferrari, who until today runs all the Ferrari Works cars in the WEC championship. 

The car was first entered in the 2009 FIA GT championship with the two star drivers Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander. Bruni today is known as one of the most successful GT drivers ever!


Date            Track                    Drivers        Result
• 7 Apr 2009     FIA GT Test Paul Richard     Bruni/Vilander     unknown

• 3 May 2009     Tourist Trophy Silverstone     Bruni/Vilander     11th

• 16 May 2009     FIA GT Adria             Bruni/Vilander     2nd

• 21 Jun 2009     FIA GT Oschersleben         Bruni/Vilander     1st

• 26 Jul 2009     24h Spa-Francorchamps     Bruni/Vilander/Melo/Perez-Companc         1st

• 30 Aug 2009     FIA GT Hungaroring         Bruni/Vilander     2nd

• 20 Sep 2009     FIA GT Algarve             Bruni/Vilander     6th

• 4 Oct 2009     FIA GT Paul Richard         Bruni/Vilander     1st

After the 2009 season Ferrari - AF Corse won the Team Championship as well as the Manufacturers Cup with #2642. A huge success for Ferrari and drivers Bruni/Vilander! 

For 2010 and 2011 the car was mainly entered in the very popular International and Italian GT Championship: 

• 18 Apr 2010     Int. GT Open Valencia         Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 22nd, Race 2: 14th

• 25 Apr 2010     Italian GT Misano             Aguas/Garafano     
                                Race 1: 6th, Race 2: DNF

• 2 May 2010     Int. GT Open Nürburgring     Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 14th, Race 2: 17th

• 9 May 2010     Italian GT Vallelunga         Aguas/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 1st, Race 2: 3rd

• 23 May 2010     Int. GT Open Imola         Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 17th, Race 2: 20th

• 6 Jun 2010     Italian GT Magione         Aguas/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 5th, Race 2: 1st

• 27 Jun 2010     Int. GT Open Spa         Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 11th, Race 2: 9th

• 4 Jul 2010         Italian GT Imola             Cadei/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 3rd, Race 2: DNF

• 11 Jul 2010     Int. GT Open Magny-Cours     Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 9th, Race 2: 10th
• 25 Jul 2010     Italian GT Mugello         Cadei/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 7th, Race 2: DNF

• 19 Sep 2010     Int. GT Open Brands Hatch     Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 11th, Race 2: 8th

• 26 Sep 2010     Italian GT Vallelunga         Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: DNF, Race 2: DNF

• 3 Oct 2010     Int. GT Open Monza         Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 12th, Race 2: 8th

• 24 Oct 2010     Italian GT Monza             Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 2nd, Race 2: DNF

• 31 Oct 2010     Int. GT Open Barcelona         Talkanitsa/Talkanitsa 
                                Race 1: 13th, Race 2: DNF

• 21 Nov 2010     6h Vallelunga             Mapelli/Garafano/Rangoni 1st

• 1 May 2011     Int. GT Open Imola         Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 2nd, Race 2: DNF

• 15 May 2011     Int. GT Open Magny Cours     Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 7th, Race 2: 5th

• 26 Jun 2011     Int. GT Open Spa             Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: DNF, Race 2: 3rd

• 24 Jul 2011     Int. GT Open Brands Hatch     Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 7th, Race 2: 2nd

• 28 Aug 2011     Int. GT Open Zeltweg         Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 4th, Race 2: 9th

• 18 Sep 2011     Int. GT Open Algarve         Rangoni/Garafano 
                                Race 1: 6th, Race 2: 15th  

After its active, professional racing career the car was sold by AF Corse to an amateur racer and collector. The car was then mainly used for club racing or track days within Europe. It was subsequently restored back to its 2009 championship winning spec and underwent the Ferrari Classiche certification program. 

The car will now be sold with a very interesting and valuable spares package, the Ferrari Classiche red book and well as some period documentation. 

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a real piece of Ferrari racing history that is also eligible for the Ferrari Club Competizioni GT, the Masters series of the Peter Auto series only to mention a few.