2004 Ferrari

 575 GTC



Enzo acquired the Prancing Horse badge, which decorated the fuselage of Francesco Baracca's (Italy's leading ace of WWI) SPAD fighter, given to him by his mother, taken from the wreckage of the plane after his mysterious death. This icon would have to wait until 1932 to be plastered on a racing car.















I was always told "for a few dollars you can go all the way", to bad it's not true in this car. The interior of this car is outstanding, with tremendous detail and painstaking precision in detail in some areas, and other areas they used the Krusty's adage "IT'S NOT GOOD. IT'S GOOD ENOUGH!"     







Great job on the wheel and tire package.



Produced specifically for the FIA GT and GrandAm championships, the 575 GTC Competizione incorporated numerous modifications, starting with an increase in the displacement of the quad-cam V12 engine from the production carís 5,748 cc to 5,997 cc by means of a longer stroke. Different camshafts and alterations to the Marelli engine management system saw power increase to 605 hp with the FIA regulation 31.8-mm inlet restrictors fitted.





Everything in the cockpit is incredibly detailed. The time spent by wiring and running of the cables, and then to make the steering wheel so off. 1st the safety line is too long, and the coloring is off. I have never seen one of these up close, but studied every photo I could find, including form the company itself and can not find these configurations.








In reality this seat is molded carbon fiber and in the model should have a feel of lightness and strength, not the feel of a flimsy soft plastic. Although well detailed front and back, I am taking a major deduction for this faux pas.  
The seat is of a different style in this car then I have seen in any other car. Is this seat true to form of the factory release? I really can not say with  authority, but none of my research shows it.







There is a quad-cam V12 engine somewhere in there. Why, oh why, are we not allowed to see it? This is an engine produced specifically for the FIA GT and GrandAm championships.
The shifter and switch panel is spot on! 




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I could see if this was a run of the mill engine, don't show it, but come on Koysho this is resting on your name and not going the extra mile to make this a memorable experience.


The air box should be at least removable to show a least some of this manifest piece of workmanship.









The Verdict:

I like the eye candy appeal. It looks great on a shelf. The show off appeal is great. I would expect more from this car.  Remember, Enzo Anselmo Ferrari is always looking down at his cars and I not sure he would approve of this car.






price $785 000 USD
engine Aluminum Alooy, 65 Degree, V12
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC 4 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5997 cc / 366.0 cu in
bore 89 mm / 3.5 in
stroke 77 mm / 3.03 in
compression 12.9:1
power 447.4 kw / 605 bhp @ 6000 rpm
hp per litre 100.88 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 550.0 bhp per weight
torque 730 nm / 538.4 ft lbs @ 5200 rpm
body / frame Compostie Body over Tubular Steel Chassis w/Panelled Sections
front brakes Brembro Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
f brake size 380 mm / 15.0 in
rear brakes Brembro Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
r brake size 335 mm / 13.2 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 30.5 cm / 18 x 12 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 33.0 cm / 18 x 13 in
front tire size Pirelli 325x650
rear tire size Pirelli 325x705
steering Purpose Built Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist & Electric Pump
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Adjustbale Anbti-Roll Bar, Sachs Adjustable Dampers,
r suspension Doublw Wishbones w/Coiil Springs, Gas Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
weight 1100 kg / 2425 lbs
wheelbase 2520 mm / 99.2 in
front track 1655 mm / 65.2 in
rear track 1625 mm / 64.0 in
length 4590 mm / 180.7 in
width 2035 mm / 80.1 in
height 1170 mm / 46.1 in
transmission Sequential 6-Speed Gearbox w/Carbon Fibre Triple Plae Clutch
top speed 335 kph / 208.2 mph
0 - 60 mph est 3.5 seconds