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2015 Goodbyes, Ferrari 458 GTE

With the arrival on the racing scene in 2016 of the new turbo V8 Ferrari 488 in both GTE and GT3 iterations the factory blessed career of the 458 Italia and its trademark screaming V8 is now over.

We’ll still see, and more to the point hear, the 458 in competition for a while yet of course, the 460+bhp 4.5 litre V8 an unmistakable part of any endurance racing soundtrack.

Ferrari unveiled their new GTE class racer in 2011, taking over the frontline duties from the successful Ferrari 430 GT2.

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Since then the Ferrari has won just about everything it was eligible to contest with WEC, ILMC, ELMS, Asian Le Mans Series and Le Mans Series race and Championship wins plus wins at Sebring, Petit Le Mans and the Le Mans 24 Hours

Beyond the scope of this item the GT3 version of the car added Spa, Daytona and Bathurst victories to the cv too as well as success at the Gulf 12 Hours, 12 Hours of Sepang and Barcelona 24 Hours together with race, class and Championship wins aplenty.

Major Titles

2011: ILMC GTE Title, AF Corse

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201: Petit Le Mans GTE winners AF Corse

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2011: International GT Open Teams Championship, JMB Racing
2011: International GT Open Drivers Championship, Soheil Ayari

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2012: FIA WEC, Manufacturers Champions

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2012: FIA WEC, Teams Champions, AF Corse

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2012: Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro Winners AF Corse

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2012: Sebring 12 Hours GTE Winners AF Corse

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2012: Petit Le Mans, GT Winners ESM Racing

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2012: ELMS Teams Champions JMW Motorsport

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2012: International GT Open Team Champions, AF Corse
2012: International GT Open Drivers Championship, Gianmaria Bruni, Federico Leo

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2013: FIA WEC Manufacturers Champions

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2013: FIA WEC Teams Champions, AF Corse

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2013: FIA WEC GT Drivers Championship, Gianmaria Bruni

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2013: ELMS GTE Teams Championship RAM Racing

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2013: ELMS GTE Drivers Championship Johnny Mowlem & Matt Griffin

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2013: Asian LMS GTE Championship, Team Taisan

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2013: International GT Open Drivers Championship, Andrea Montermini (Scuderia Villorba Corse)

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2014: FIA WEC Manufacturers Champions
2014: FIA WEC Teams Champions, AF Corse
2014: FIA WEC GT Drivers Championship, Gianmaria Bruni, Toni Wilander

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2014: Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro Winners, AF Corse

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2014: ELMS GTE Teams Championship SMP Racing
2014: ELMS GTE Drivers Championship, Sergey Zlobin, Andrea Bertolini, Viktor Shatter

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2015: Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Am Winners, SMP Racing

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2015: ELMS GTE Teams Championship, Formula Racing
2015: ELMS GTE Drivers Championship, Mikkel Mac, Johnny Laursen

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Year by Year

2011

ILMC: 5 x Class Wins, AF Corse
LMS: 3 x GTE Pro Class Wins, AF Corse

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LMS: 2 x GTE Pro Class Wins, JMW Motorsport

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ALMS: 1 x Class Win, Risi Competition

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ALMS: 1 x Class Win, AF Corse

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International GT Open: 3 x Race Wins, Scuderia Villorba Corse

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International GT Open: 3 x Race Wins, JMB Racing

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International GT Open: 1 x Race Win, Edil Cris Racing

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International GT Open: 1 x Class Win, Kessel Racing

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2012

FIA WEC: 5 x GTE Pro Class Wins, AF Corse

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FIA WEC: 1 x GTE Am Class Win, AF Corse

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ELMS: 2 x GTE Class Wins, JMW Motorsport

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ALMS: 2 x GTLM Class Wins, ESM Motorsport

Double Shot

International GT Open: 3 x Race Wins, Scuderia Villorba Corse

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International GT Open: 1 x Race Win, Kessel Racing

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2013

FIA WEC: 3 x GTE Pro Class Wins, AF Corse

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FIA WEC: 2 x GTE Am Class Wins, 8Star Motorsport

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ELMS: 3 x GTE Class Wins, RAM Racing

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ALMS: 1 x GTLM Class Win, Risi Competizione

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International GT Open: 5 x Race Wins, Scuderia Villorba Corse

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International GT Open: 3 x Race Wins, AF Corse

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International GT Open: 1 x Race Win, Kessel Racing

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Asian Le Mans Series: 4 x Class Wins, Team Taisan

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2014

FIA WEC: 4 x GTE Pro Class Wins, AF Corse

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FIA WEC: 1 x GTE Am Class Win, AF Corse

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ELMS: 3 x GTE Class Wins, AF Corse

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ELMS: 2 x GTE Class Wins, SMP Racing

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TUSCC: 2 x GTLM Class Wins, Risi Competition

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International GT Open: 3 x Race Wins, SMP Racing

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International GT Open: 2 x Race Wins, Scuderia Villorba Corse

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2015

FIA WEC: 3 x GTE Pro Class Wins, AF Corse

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FIA WEC: 3 x GTE Am Class Wins, SMP Racing

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FIA WEC: 1 x GTE Am Class Win, AF Corse

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ELMS: 2 x GTE Class Wins, Formula Racing

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ELMS: 1 x GTE Class Win, AT Racing

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Other Significant Customer Teams

Hankook Team Farnbacher: LMS, Le Mans 24 Hours, Nurburgring 24 Hours

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Krohn Racing, FIA WEC, ALMS, TUSCC

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Luxury Racing: FIA WEC

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Scuderia Corsa: Le Mans 24 Hours

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Sofrev ASP: ELMS

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Team West/AJR: ALMS

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