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Sunday, October 25, 2015

The 2004 Ferrari 575 GTC Aimed Straight For the Track


2004 Ferrari 575 GTC

The Ferrari 575 GTC was a FIA GT (international sports car racing) car that made its debut at the end of the 2003 season, targeting private teams participating in the race. This racing version of the 575M Maranello was made to handle the demands of the track, which it proclaimed with its name. The “C” stands for “competizione.”

It was developed by the Ferrari Corse Clientie department to both meet racing regulations and the rigors of track driving. The 575 GTC features a 65-degree V12 with 605-horsepower and a sequential-shift transmission. To comply with race guidelines, it has a wider track. There are also larger composite brakes by Brembo that improve braking response.
2004 Ferrari 575 GTC Top

This marked the fourth time Ferrari used their fiber-reinforced silicon carbide brakes with the first three appearances happening on the Challenge Stradale, F430, and Enzo. It uses 15.7-inch discs with six-piston calipers in front and 14.2-inch discs with four-piston calipers in the rear.

There is a tubular steel chassis with boxed sections and wishbone suspension with adjustable anti-dive geometry. This performance-tuned suspension helps make the Ferrari 575 GTC an ideal car for racing on the track. There’s also a low-restriction exhaust and 19-inch wheels. The most noticeable feature on the car is the split rear wing, which was the result of aerodynamic research in a wind tunnel. In short, this car must be a life-altering experience to drive.

2004 Ferrari 575 GTC Rear