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2016 Goodbyes: Ferrari 458 GTE

A remarkable six-year run comes to a close

It looks highly unlikely that we’ll see much of the 458 GTE in 2017 and beyond be it as a customer or factory-blessed entry, with the new turbo-charged 488 GTE now eligible for the WEC’s GTE Am class and GTE in the ELMS going forward.

The 458 GTE did go out with a bang though, after Francois Perrodo, Emmanuelle Collard and Rui Aquas steered AF Corse’s lone 458 to the 2016 FIA WEC GTE Am title and JMW had a highly successful ELMS campaign with three big wins – the team rather cruelly robbed of the ELMS title.

The performances by JMW and AF Corse capped off an incredible run for the car, which has taken wins in the WEC, ILMS, ELMS, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Petit Le Mans, Sebring, the ALMS and of course Le Mans in recent seasons.

It will most definitely be missed though, as its screaming 4.5 litre V8 has become part of sportscar racing’s modern soundtrack and hasn’t been succeed by an equally ferocious noise from the newer 488 which looks more aggressive, but sounds far more tame.

In light of its two major achievements this season, here’s a complete rundown of all its big wins and titles since its 2011 debut:

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 Vilander

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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 Shaytar

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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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2016: FIA WEC GTE Am Teams Championship, AF Corse
2016 FIA WEC GTE Am Drivers Championship, Francois Perrodo, Emanuelle Collard, Rui Aguas

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2016: Le Mans 12 Hours GTE Am winners, Scuderia Corsa

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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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2016

WEC: 2 x GTE Am Class Wins, AF Corse

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ELMS: 3 x GTE Class Wins, JMW Motorsport

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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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Clearwater Racing: Le Mans

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