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Ferrari 348 GT Competizione

Want to open a thread for the special 348 Ferraris, the GT Competizione’s

 

Some facts about the 348 GTCs:
From the middle of 1993 it was possible to buy an off the shelf 348 competition car prepared by Ferrari’s favoured tuners, Michelotto. Suitable for several top racing series and in particular Blue Ribbon events such as Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring, these cars would be pitched up against the likes of Porsche’s mighty 911 RSR’s and the Venturi 400.

Michelotto fitted hot 360bhp engines with reconfigured fuel mapping and F40 halfshafts into all Competizione’s, changes to the bodywork including a Lexan rear window and lightweight alloy panels for the front lid and engine cover. Carbon composite was used for the doors, bumpers and undertray, supplementary ducts feeding cool air to the rear brakes. The brakes themselves were uprated 15-inch cross-drilled Brembo discs, wider Speedline five-spoke magnesium wheels being typically shod with slick Goodyear tyres. Michelotto uprated the suspension with fully adjustable Koni dampers and anti dive geometry, strengthening gussets having been installed around the engine bay. Cockpits were completely stripped and fitted with an FIA-spec roll cage, OMP race seats and occasionally, electric windows.

Just eleven Michelotto Competizione’s were built, most going straight to collectors who rarely chose to race them.

If you have more pictures of the 348 Competitione, please post them here at the Special thread http://www.fchgt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=867

Pictures from the ’93 test at the Salzburgring in Austria. Test was for the ADAC GT Cup, but think this was never happen.

What chassis number is the car pictured here?

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