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For sale: F355 Challenge Evoluzione in Concours Condition – Street Legal – Best of the Best

1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge Evolution ex Lais Power

Interested? More details and pictures HERE at ClassicDriver

Only in 1998 built, last EVO stage

First Registration: 07.04.1998
Chassis#: ZFFXR41B000111438
Racecar: yes and street legal
KMs: around 15.000 (original)
Colour outside: red (Rosso Corsa)
Colour inside: black
Seats : 2 (orig.)

1 of 72 orig. Ferrari F355 challenge factory race cars with race history, street legal ( first reg. 07.04.1998), unique !
Driver: Ulrich Plattenhardt (GER)
Servicebook complete
orig. technical passport DMSB (DeutscherMotorSportBund)
german registration certificate
deregistration certificate
1999 Challenge-Technical-Regulation-Book

Race history:
1998/1999 European Ferrari Challenge Championship (Driver: Ulrich Plattenhardt, GER)
Hockenheim, Spa, Zandvoort, Monza, Mugello , Nürburgring, Salzburgring
1999 World Final Vallelunga
2001/2003 OA Winner Scandinavian Challenge Series (Driver: Esa Schroderus, FIN)

Full restauration outside and inside, top car, condition range 1, Concour Condition
Red primer, no stone chips
Only orig. leather from Maranello factory
Total original condition (like new or better)
Gearbox cooler and orig. fire-extinguishing system working
Orig. stickers as in the technical passport
Orig. signature from the Teamchef ( Walter Lais )
Engine & Gearbox overhauled, all seals and gaskets new !
Engine & Gearbox have matching numbers, no replacements
Suspension measurement done (Setup Hockenheim 1998)
Car was 1998 introduced in AMS magazin (magazin and press photos existing)
Historical photos and cups existing
Located in Austria


1998 Ferrari F355 Challenge Evolution ex Lais Power

Interessiert? Bitte HIER anfragen

Nur in 1998 gebaut, letzte Ausbaustufe

Erstzulassung: 07.04.1998
Chassisnummer: ZFFXR41B000111438
Rennwagen: Ja
Lenkung: links
Kilometerstand: 14588 km (original)
Aussenfarbe: Rosso Corsa
Innenfarbe: schwarz
Zahl der Sitze: 2, original

1 von 72 orig. Werksrennwagen mit Renngeschichte und mit Straßenzulassung ( EZ 07.04.1998), einmalig !
Fahrer: Ulrich Plattenhardt (GER)
Servicemappe vollständig vorhanden
orig. Wagenpass DMSB (DeutscherMotorSportBund)
dt. Fahrzeugbrief vorhanden
1999 Challenge-Technical-Regulation-Book

1998/1999 Ferrari Challenge Europameisterschaft (Fahrer: Ulrich Plattenhardt, GER)
Hockenheim, Spa, Zandvoort, Monza, Mugello , Nürburgring, Salzburgring
1999 World Final Vallelunga
2001/2003 OA Winner Scandinavian Challenge Series (Driver: Esa Schroderus, FIN)

Vollrestauration Innen und Außen, Spitzenfahrzeug Zustand 1 (new or better than new), Concour Condition
Grundierung rot, keine Steinschläge
Nur original Leder aus Maranello
Auto in völlig orig. Zustand (Neuzustand)
Getriebeölkühler, orig. Feuerlöschsystem funktionsfähig
Alle Aufkleber orig. wie im Wagenpass
Orig. Unterschrift Teamchef ( Walter Lais )
Motor/Getriebe überholt, alle Dichtungen neu !
Motor und Getriebe original, kein Tausch!
Fahrwerk neu vermessen (Setup Hockenheim 1998)
Fahrzeug wurde 1998 (Ausgabe 9/1998) in der AMS vorgestellt (Magazin und Pressefotos vorhanden)
Historische Fotos/Pokale vorhanden
Standort Österreich


For sale – 2001 Ferrari 360 Challenge

Details about the sale HERE at ClassicDriver

Asking price EUR 84.000,–

LHD, Argento Nurburgring Paint, Carbon Fibre Doors, Sliding Lexan Side Widows, Lexan Engine Cover, OMP Quick Release Front/Rear Pannels, 18″ BBS Challenge Alloys, Brembo Callipers, F1 Electro-hydraulic Gearbox, Stainless Steel Exhaust (Fitted), Genuine Challenge Exhaust System (Supplied), Recaro Pro Racer 99 SPG Seat (Driver), OMP Carbon Ferrari Challenge Seat (Passenger), 5-Point Harnesses (Schroth + Sabelt), Ferrai Alcantara Steering Wheel, Bolt in OPM Roll Cage, Magneti Marelli Digital Display, OMP Fire Suppression System, Internal/External Kill Switches, Premier Fuel Quick Fill System

Finished in a beautiful shade of Argento Nurburgring the sleek Pininfarina line of this Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge are elegant but unmistakably focused. Void of numberplates and the traditional Scuderia Sheilds this Challenge car leaves passers by in doubt that it is a fully fledged racecar, with sliding lexan windows, quick release panels and an enormous set of slicks coiled around a set BBS Challenge wheels.

Having covered 6k miles exclusively on track condition of the car is good; showing no clear signs of damage panel gaps remain even whilst the paintwork shows with a metallic shine and a dusting of stonechips and light battle scars that add to the character of the thoroughbred track car.

Opening the door of the 360 Modena Challenge unveils a space worlds apart from the standard road car, with just the Nero alcantara dashboard and 360 Modena insignia the only things that remind you this Ferrari was originally designed for the road.

Stepping into the car, through the bolt-in OMP cage, is a delicate process that pays dividends once secured into the FIA spec seats, with an original OMP Challenge seat on the passenger side whilst the driver is treated to a full race spec Recaro Pro Racer 99 SPG. Flanking the alcantara steering wheel and full digital Magneti Marelli display a set of aluminium F1-style ‘paddles’ which feel much more robust than the standard car for full confidence at maximum attack on the track.

Having raced in the Challenge series for a number of years this example interior of the car is an uncompromising space, with no sound proofing and just lexan windows to provide some essential ventilation the only luxuries come in the form of safety equipment including OMP kill switches, 5-point harnesses, and a full fire suppression system.

Longitudinally mounted behind the cabin 3.6-litre F131B V8 engine remains mechanically very similar to the road going 360, however when equipped with the full Challenge exhaust system, which doesn’t need to apply to the same emissions standards, output is increased from the standard car to 410bhp. This example is currently fitted with a 360 stainless exhaust system to meet UK track noise regulations, however the Challenge system will be provided with the car.

With the extra power and a 240kg weight saving over the standard 360 performance is also dramatically increased – whilst top speed remains at 186mph, the lightening fast F1 electro-hydraulic gearbox means 0-60mph is slashed to just 3.9 seconds.

With less than 7k miles shown on the computer and a recent full service by a Ferrari/race specialist SMDG this example wants for nothing and is ready for the next owner to take straight to their nearest circuit.

Completing the focused set up of this 360 Modena Challenge, the lightweight 18″ BBS Challenge wheels are slightly smaller than those found on the road going Challenge Stradale, allowing for a larger profile full slick tyre for superior track performance. This example is fitted with a matching set of Yokohama Advan full slicks.

Brakes are also uprated, with large Brembo callipers and discs providing immense stopping power. Adjustable racing dampers replace the 360’s adaptive suspension, providing a significant weight saving and a much more controlled ride around the track.

Supplied new to the United States in February 2002, as one of less than 200 cars worldwide, this stunning 360 Modena Challenge car was ordered new by renowned collector Steven Goldman, who used the car is a number of Ferrari Challenge Series races, documented and photographed between 2002-2006. From this point it is thought the car then resided as part of his Malibu based collection in a purpose built $10 million facility.

Purchased from the collection by the current owner in 2018 the car was then imported to the UK before being fully serviced by marque specialists SMDG who carried out a full inspection and service including a full fluid change, new cam/auxiliary belts and fitment of a 360 stainless exhaust system to meet UK track noise regulations, however the Challenge system will be provided with the car.

Having covered just 6,661 miles to date this Ferrari 360 Modena Challenge now sits as a taxes paid, highly original, low mileage, factory built race car which is ready for its next owner to thoroughly enjoy

Please visit our website for a full write up and additional photographs.

The car is supplied having had an extensive intake inspection. Warranty, Finance, Part Exchange and Worldwide shipping are all available on request.



For sale – Ferrari 360 Challenge
Asking is EUR 92.900,–
All details and more pictures HERE at
For sale – Ferrari F430 Challenge #14 RACECAR Schumacher
All details and more pictures about the F430 Challenge HERE
Asking price: 464.000 € (Brutto)
Sportwagen / Coupé
Erstzulassung 01/2005
1.000 km
360 kW (489 PS)
Es gibt ihn seit 2005 als Modellauto in diversen Ausführungen und Größen. Doch nun haben Sie die exklusive Chance, den einmaligen Ferrari F430 Challenge #14 zu erwerben!

Von Ferrari für die Rennstrecke gebaut. Die legendäre „Nr. 14“ war die Blaupause für die Fahrzeuge der „Ferrari F430 Challenge“ der Saison 2006!Das Fahrzeug debütierte 2005 u.a. bei der Frankfurter IAA und der Detroit Motor Show. Entwickelt und abgestimmt unter der Federführung von Michael Schumacher, der 2005 als „Chef-Fahrer“ bei Ferrari vor seinem Rücktritt 2006 noch voll in Amt und Würden war, entstand dieser Prototyp als Vorlage für die Produktion der Fahrzeuge der Kunden-Teams für die 2006’er Ferrari F430 Challenge sowie weitere GT3 Rennserien. Nicht Zulassungsfähig, pures Ferrari Rennfahrzeug. Absolutes Liebhaber- und Sammler-Fahrzeug.

– Weitere Bilder und ein Video vom Fahrzeug gerne auf Anfrage! 
– Eine Besichtigung ist nach vorherige Absprache gerne möglich. 

Mit dem Ferrari F430 Challenge stellt der italienische Automobilbauer seine Fähigkeit unter Beweis, einen Granturismo mit dem Motorsport in Einklang zu bringen, um den Bedürfnissen der Kunden gerecht zu werden. Dieser Ferrari ohne Straßenzulassung behält das Aussehen sowie das 490 PS starke V8-Triebwerk der Straßenversion mit einem maximalen Drehmoment von 465 Nm bei 5.250 U/min bei.
Ein großer Teil der Neuerungen, wie z. B. das elektronisch gesteuerte Getriebe, stammt aus der Formel 1. Die Carbon-Keramik-Bremsen (CCM) werden erstmals bei einem Ferrari im Motorsport verwendet.
Das elektronisch gesteuerte Getriebe besitzt die gleiche Funktion wie die Getriebe der Formel-1-Fahrzeuge. Dank Sintermetall-Zweischeiben-Kupplung und der speziell entwickelten Software lassen sich selbst unter Wettkampfbedingungen die gleichen Schaltzeiten (150 Millisekunden) wie bei der Straßenversion des F430 erreichen. Auch der fünfte und sechste Gang sowie das Kegelradgetriebe modifizierten die Macher, um die Performance des Triebwerks auf der Rennstrecke bestmöglich nutzen zu können.
Der Ferrari F430 Challenge wiegt (mit leerem Tank) gerade mal 1.225 kg. Die Gewichtsreduzierung erreichten die Macher durch Veränderungen in allen Bereichen der Mechanik und der Karosserie des Wagens. Zu bemerken ist dabei besonders der Einsatz von hochmodernem Lexan-Kunststoff für die Windschutzscheibe, die vollständig aus Carbonfaser gefertigte Ansaugabdeckung sowie die Abgasanlage.

Damit die Fahrer auf der Rennstrecke die Sportlichkeit des Wagens voll auskosten können, ersetzte man das elektronisch gesteuerte Differential (E-Diff) durch ein mechanisches. Ferner kommt an Stelle des ESB ein mechanischer Bremsdruckregler zum Einsatz. Alle anderen elektronischen Systeme richtete man im Setup auf maximale Sportlichkeit aus. Die Stabilitätskontrolle entfällt ganz. ABS und ASR sind im Wagen weiterhin vorhanden, wobei sich aber ASR vom Fahrer deaktivieren lässt.
Besonders hervorzuheben ist auch das abnehmbare Lenkrad, wodurch das Ein- und Aussteigen noch einfacher ist. Über Knöpfe auf dem Lenkrad kann der Fahrer mit der Box kommunizieren und die Pitspeed (automatische Abregelung der Geschwindigkeit in der Boxengasse) aktivieren. Eine neue Instrumententafel, digital in Farbe, dient dem Piloten als Kontrollinstrument.

Das Heck des Boliden zeichnet sich durch das spezielle Layout der extrem leichten Abgasanlage aus, deren Endrohre mittig angebracht wurden, sowie dem modifizierten Grill, der einen besseren Abzug der heißen Luft aus dem Motorraum ermöglicht. An der Aufhängung wurden die Torsionsfedern und Stoßdämpfer modifiziert. Für noch schnellere Reifenwechsel beim Renneinsatz sorgen Zentralmuttern, welche die Felgen fixieren.

For sale – Ferrari F430 GT3 Scuderia

Car is for sale via the official Ferrari dealer SF Grand Est.

Details about the car and more pictures HERE

Asking Price is EUR 170.000,–

For sale – 2007 Ferrari F430 GT3

All details about the sale HERE

The Ferrari F 430 Challenge Trasformata GT3 has been delivered by Ferrari to

the Ferrari dealership Loris Kessel located in Lugano/Switzerland on the

25.10.2007. The Ferrari invoice shows a selling price at 400.000,-  CHF. Out of

unknown reasons the car was never used in the next few years until it was sold

to its second and last private German based owner in 2012. The contract of

sale in that time is showing a mere 100 km as an odometer mileage. It is

reported by the only and  last owner that it never had participated in any serious

race. It was more a backup testing car which was frequently driven on private

events. The overall mileage today shows not more than 3000 km. It will be delivered

with a new engine having only 300 km on the clock plus the original engine. It

received a last service at the well known and very experienced and specialized

Ferrari Service workshop of StileF in San Marino/Italy before delivery on the 30th

of March 2017 at near to 6000,-  Euros. The car is in absolutely race ready condition.


The limited version of the F 430 GT3 has a radically reduced  weight of only

1.219 kg compared to 1.350 kg of a normal F 430 and the 1250 kg of the 430

Scuderia. This was the result of an exhaustive schedule of removing all

unnecessary items. The GT3 has been developed by Kessel Racing under the

supervision of Ferrari. Only 100 of these cars were produced. The rersulting car,

designated the F 430 GT3, was superior to the F 430 Challenge in terms of more

highly developed aerodynamics and increased output, even through both

utilised the same 4.3 litre, V8 engine.


Following extensive tuning, the GT3 unit developed 550 bhp, which surpassed

the 483 bhp from the F 430 Challenge and as well the 445 bhp from the GT2

stable mate, the 430 GTC.


The F 430 Challenge Trasformata GT3 received the best F1 knowledge Ferrari

could have implanted into a Ferrari registered for the road.


For sale – Ferrari F430 GTC Michelotto Prototyp

Details about the car HERE at

Asking price is EUR 850.000,–

Verkauft wird ein seltener Ferrari F430 GTC Protyp (Michelotto).

Das gegenständliche Fahrzeug ist ein historisch bedeutender Ferrari, da es sich um den Prototyp der Ferrari 430 GT2 Rennwagen handelt. Das Wettbewerbsfahrzeug befindet sich in Originalzustand mit geringen Gebrauchsspuren, frisch serviciert von Michelotto in Padova. (Ferrari Classiche zertifiziert)

Spezifische Fahrzeughistorie:

Chassis 2404 ist der erste jemals gebaute 430 GTC und wurde von Ferrari SpA als Prototyp/Entwicklungsfahrzeug und als einer der ersten Werkswagen eingesetzt. Folgt man der typischen Nomenklatur der Ferrari-Fahrgestellnummern, könnte man meinen, dass 2402 das erste gebaute Auto ist. Aber aus nicht bekannten Gründen hat Michelotto, der die GT-Rennwagen für Ferrari baut, immer die xx04 für Prototyp verwendet. Auch ist der 2404 der einzige Wagen, der nach seiner aktiven Karriere direkt von Ferrari verkauft wurde, alle anderen Wagen wurden von verschiedenen Rennteams verkauft. Neben vielen Test-, Entwicklungs- und Homologationsarbeiten wurde der 2404 auch von Ferrari SpA / AF Corse (dem Ferrari-Werksteam) in mehreren Rennen mit Fahrern wie Bruni, Vilander, Melo, Parente und Barba eingesetzt. “Jimmi” Bruni ist heute als einer der erfolgreichsten GT-Fahrer aller Zeiten bekannt.


For SALE – 2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge
All details about the sale HERE
Price is: 139.900,– (plus tax)
Ferrari Katowice as Official Ferrari Dealer presents pre-owned Ferrari 458 Challenge. Car is available and can be sold in export price (without VAT – net).
Exterior Colour: Rosso Corsa
Additional Options:
RSCH – Carbon fibre racing seats (size M)
RSCP – Carbon fibre passenger seat kit (size L)
For sale – 2019 Ferrari 488 Challenge
Details about the Ferrari HERE at ClassicDriver
For sale – Corse e Strada – Project 16 : Ferrari 458 GTE #2862
Expected availability : May – June 2021
Planned jobs :
-engine and gearbox rebuild
-mechanical rebuild
-cosmetic restoration of the body
-update to latest specs
More information on the car HERE
For sale: 2018 Ferrari 488 Challenge
Details about the Ferrari HERE at ClassicDriver
Asking Price is EUR 173.000,–

We are proud to offer this Ferrari 488 Challenge for sale. The car has covered 5,000km and is ready to race with 25,000 of spares included with the car. In terms of racing history, in 2018 it was raced in the European Ferrari Challenge (3 rounds) and 2019 GT Cup in the UK. The car has had several class wins as well as outright wins.

The car comes with the below spares:

3 sets of spare wheels with some used tyres
1 pair of standard front dampers
1 pair of standard front springs
1 pair of option rear springs
1 pair standard exhaust tailpipes
1 fuel tank certificate
1 roll cage certificate

Fitted to the car:
2 seats [L & XL]
FFC Exhaust System


For sale: 2016 Ferrari 488 GT3
Asking price EUR 560.000,–
All details about the Ferrari HERE at ClassicDriver
Car ready to run, overhauled, Full spec 2018, car fully equipped for endurance races but no extended data acquisition, Gearbox 11’847 Km since last overhaul, Engine 17’799 Km since last overhaul, Car sold with 2 sets of used spare rims, PALMARES: 2016: Campionato Italiano GT – 2017: Campionato Italiano GT – 2018: Blancpain GT Sports Club and Michelin Le Mans Cup – 2019: Club competizioni GT
For sale – 2016 Ferrari 488 GTE

For sale by KESSEL – Details HERE

Palmares: 2016: Blancpain Endurance Series Championship Winner Pro-AM 2016: Blancpain Sprint Series Championship Winner Pro-AM 2016: Blancpain GT Series Championshhip Winner Pro-AM 2016: Gulf 12 Hours of Abu Dhabi Winner Pro 2017: Le Mans 24h (converted into GTE) 3rd place AM


For sale: F40 Competition LM

All details and more photos HERE at

1994 Ferrari F40 Competition
Chassis no. ZFFGX34X000099401

・Fully restored by Michelotto Automobili
・As good as new
・Last of line that only produced 20
・Registered in Japan, allowed to drive on the streets

“Rare F40 competition perfectly restored by Michelotto Automobili”

Racing activity with F40 started under the leadership of Charles Pozzi SA, a Ferrari importer in France, who is well-known in racing industry. Back then, Racing division of the Ferrari Factory was focused on Formula One and Michellotto in Padova, Italy was assigned to development of the machine because they already had an experience on creating 288GTO Evolizione. Of course, Ferrari provided a big support for development of power train.

F40 Racing was called F40LM, short name for “Le Man”, and that was also decided based on the request by a French racing team. That was the name remind us of 250LM, 60’s racing car.

F40LM is a racing car that diverted from road car and only 2 cars were produced, and its usage as a race car was limited to IMSA (International Motor Sports Association).

It did not take long for V.I.P. customers to start requesting to have F40 with the same style of F40LM when they saw F40LM in IMSA. Ferrari was pleased to accommodate the requests by such customers and placed an order of the said vehicle to Michelotto Automibili and that was how F40 Competizione was created.

The distinguished exterior from base model attracts people’s attention. Fixed headlight, air duct on front cowl and movable rear spoiler are armed were installed to be competitive, yet remain gorgeous style. It was natural for F40 fans to tried to imitate the appearance of this vehicle.

As for an interior, F40 Competizione has more racing car-like taste than ever because digital meters and fire extinguisher are equipped and lining is done in very minimal amount.

Boost pressure was increased for the engine and it outputs more than 700hp that is 200hp more than the base model.

F40 Competizione was often called as F40LM because the design of exterior and interior, and the spec of power train are very similar to the ones that actually raced in IMSA.

This vehicle was sent to Michelotto Automobili of Padova to have very detailed restoration spending a full year from 2013 to 2014. Bodywork was done by Carrozzeria Nuova Rinascente (former Carrozzeria Cognolato) who had worked on the vehicle when it was first being produced. They did their work with scrupulous care throughout the vehicle even on the small details in order to recreate the quality of a brand new car. There is a restoration record with details of their work.

This is already registered in Japan, so it is ready for you to experience the legendary drive on the streets.

“The History of F40”

In 1986, the development of F40 was started and 288GTO Evoluzione, created in purpose of Group B competition, lay at the base of it. Insiders were calling the project as “Le Mans” and Michele Alboreto, a F1 driver, had joined the development team led by Nicola Materazzi.

A space structure with chrome molybdenum pipes holds the strong but light-weight cabin which constructed with many weightless parts i.e., Nomex, Carbon Kevlar, and Aluminum Honeycomb.
It was the traditional structure of Ferrari to have the cabin between suspension and power unit by combining with a sub-frame to accommodate them, but that tradition no longer seen after F40.

New weightless materials became possible to use because stress bearing to door panels were eliminated by the strong space structure. Carbon fiber is mainly used for the body panels and various composite materials are used on the chassis and the frame. A special glue was used to attach reinforcing materials onto the frames of pipe.

Under the supervision of Leonardo Fioravanti, a former chief designer of Pininfarina, Aldo Brovarone was in charge of exterior design. The most advanced aerodynamics was pursued with a large rear wing, a diffuser at the rear, and a flat floor. Blinkers and position lamps are covered by acryl and placed in the front of retractable headlights that are formed in thin rectangular shape.

NACA duct on the hood is for air conditioning and side intakes are for cooling intercooler and brakes. NACA duct is also on the upper fender as well and the left one is for oil-cooler for the engine; the right one is divided in two, the outer one is oil-cooler for the gear and the inner one is for the engine room.

Water-cooled V8 DOHC with 32 valves engine is named F120A. It is vertically mounted in the middle with twin IHI turbocharger and its displacement was increased from 2855cc of 288GTO to 2936; the turbo boost pressure was increased to 1.1 bar, maximum, from 0.8 bar. The fastest speed is announced to be 324km/h and maximum output of 478 PS and torque of 58.8km are recorded.

F40 was unveiled in Geneva Show in September of 1987 as a celebration of 40-year anniversary of Ferrari. The initial production volume was planned to be 400 cars, but 1351 cars were delivered because many of Ferraristas could not resist the beauty of F40 regardless of its price, 250,000 US dollars.

This vehicle has own extraordinary beauty of traditional body structure, different types of composite materials, and undeniable high performance. Many of F40 fans from all over the world are seeking for this machine, born in transition of 1970s’ super car generation to today’s super sports generation.

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1984 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione

All details and more pictures HERE at

1984 Ferrari 288GTO Evoluzione
Chassis number: ZFFPX16X0G0070167

・The first Evoluzione ever to roll out of the factory
・Powered by the only F114CR unit in existence
・The only street-legal example of the five
・Perfectly restored at Michelotto

“#70167 perfectly restored at its birthplace”

The Ferrari 288GTO Evoluzione introduced here is given the chassis number 70167 and powered by the only CR unit in existence. What this means is that #70167 was tested on public roads and is the only street-legal individual of the five 288GTO Evoluziones ever produced.

Aside from the #70887 car that was converted from the stock 288GTO (#50253), this #70167 was practically the first genuine Evoluzione constructed from scratch and has established its own spot in the history of legendary Ferraris. Except for #70250 exhibited at Ferrari Museum Maranello, it is very likely that the other three (#70887, #70888 and #70889) have been obtained by private hands. We are also told that #70887 is powered by the CR2 unit while #70250, #70888 and #70889 carry the F114B that is a standard 288 GTO power plant.

This example was sold by Pierre Bardinon collection, renowned worldwide for its array of monumental Ferraris, to Art Sports before a well-known Japanese enthusiast acquired it. After we made the acquisition, it was then sent back to Michelotto factory, where the car received a meticulous, nut-and-bolt restoration in order to get it back to new-car-like condition. It was a perfectly-carried-out restoration no one else could have given but Michelotto, who is still capable of providing almost every part of the special vehicles (F40 siblings, 333SP, etc.) that it took part in giving birth to.

“The prancing horse at the point of complete turnaround“

The Ferrari F40 still commands respect from Ferrari enthusiasts all over the world while the 288GTO remains one of the most sought-after model with its low volume of production at 272 and historic GTO signature. The 288GTO, targeted at Group B competition, ultimately evolved into the F40, but before the transformation, there was the 288GTO Evoluzione that played an important role as a link between the two.

The Evoluzione was a development vehicle that was based upon the 288GTO and paved the way for F40. Though there are a number of street-legal and competition Ferraris that are historically significant, the 288GTO Evoluzione will certainly be remembered as one that served a short-lived, but vital duty between the 288GTO and F40, two of the greatest Ferraris of all-time.

Right before the 288GTO was born, Michelotto gave birth to the 308GT/M, a prototype race car that totally changed the destiny of the company for good. It was a Group 4 racer based on the 308GTB which helped put the name “Michelotto” on the map as a racing Ferrari specialist. As Ferrari factory team lost interest in races outside the F1 circus, Michelotto started getting more deeply involved in race activities on their behalf.

In preparation of prototype racers for Group B category, Michelotto came up with the 308GT/M in 1984 with the longitudinally-mounted F105A unit that was originally designed for the 308GTB Quattro Valvole.

On the other hand, Ferrari in the early 80’s was in desperate need for a new high-performance model to replace the current lineup (including 308s and Berlinetta Boxers) that was falling behind the rivals in performance. The project led by Nicola Materazzi to develop a new hyper car would eventually result in the introduction of the 288GTO.

In 1984, the same year the Michelotto’s 308GT/M debuted, the Ferrari 288GTO was premiered worldwide. While Ferrari ended up with 272 examples in two years of production even though the GTO lost its opportunity to compete in the Group B category, Ferrari decided to develop the GTO Evoluzione after it found out the F114B unit had a lot of room left for improvement in order to create a more extreme sibling.

Since there still was a slim possibility left for the GTO to be able to compete in races at the time of development in 1986, the Evo. was going to be a joint project between Ferrari factory and Michelotto, who was getting recognized as a semi-factory Ferrari team.

Materazzi, who was in charge of developing the GTO, was again named the chief engineer by Enzo Ferrari for the creation of the Evo. and came up with two variations of prototype power plants by exploiting the performance envelope of the F114B. The mild of the two was the F114CR which produced “modest” 530ps and eventually powered the F40 in a few years. On the other hand, the F114CR2(CK) was more drastically upgraded to produce 650ps and found its place in the engine compartment of the F40 Competizione.

The significance of the 288GTO and F40 in Ferrari history will never be surpassed. The GTO is the final and complete form of “Fioravanti Ferrari” that concluded the era of old-fashioned supercars starting in the 70’s while the F40 kicked off the new age of super sports that still remains mainstream today. Widely recognized as the link between the two, this epoch-making 288GTO Evoluzione will certainly have its place in Ferrari history.

Ferrari ended up producing five examples of this highly sought-after prototype.