A while back Ben shared with us some pictures of the ASI Ferrari F430. A very clean car I may say. After that post, I felt compelled to show you guys a Ferrari 430 GT3. In the past I have several times seen GT cars up close, but never bothered to share their specs or info; that is, until I saw the ASI Ferrari F430.
I thought: ” why not share the pictures I have, and see what people think?” So here I am.
A Ferrari 430 GT3 as you can see from the first picture above resembles very close the street version; that is partially due to the strict FIA regulations.
The front-end of the car is very similar to its sibling. For aerodynamic purposes, the front splitter and the vented-hood are added and changed respectively. Along with these two body panels, all the other exterior body panels are switched to dry carbon fiber for obvious reasons.
In the picture above you can see the rear wing’s stanchions which are mounted onto the chassis through the rear hatch. They have been engraved with numbers and degrees to facilitate and speed-up the aerodynamic changes done in the pit area. This clever method is only useful when the car is properly balanced on the scale, and all the corner-weight has been done.
Cooling as you can see, is a very important issue while racing; that’s why this Ferrari has two L-shape massive-radiators sitting right behind the front bumper, one on each side of the car, and an additional third radiator located right in the center. This approach has to do with the fact that many GT3 race-cars have a RR layout, and cooling could pose some issues.
Suspensions duty are taken care by Sachs 4 way coilovers, and as you can imagine all the polyurethane bushings have been replaced with spherical bearings to give the driver a more precise feeling of the car while racing; a given I must say.
Ever wonder what a “big brake kit” looks like on a GT car? Those monoblock Brembo GT brakes feature six titanium pistons up front, and 4 pistons in the rear. What’s tricky about those pistons is not their size (which are designed this way to allow more modulability with the brake pedal), but the fact that they are drilled to allow heat to escape better. With this type of design, the pistons stay cooler and provide better clamping force throughout the race.
There is A LOT more to talk about GT3 race-cars. If you guys are interested, I will cover more of it in the future.
Here are more pictures of this Ferrari GT3:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20733247@N06/page34/ (page 34,35,36)
I’ve said too much about ASI. I need to calm down about the ASI blogging…but then I see this at SEMA and take a picture. How could I not share it?
ASI stays killing ’em all.
If only this car had used one of the three super nice ASI Dry Carbon F430 wings, this car would have put people in the hospital. Get me an ASI street version dry carbon wing and some Amuse B type gold ring titan exhaust tips on here and game over.
ASI’s Ferrari F430 – More pics have surfaced:
This is supremely great. Notice that this unfinished design (they’re still finishing it up) allows a Scuderia exhaust (coming soon by ASI) or the traditional side exit exhausts. This is the supreme rear profile of a Ferrari F430.
Here’s the front of the ASI kit. While some will criticize that it is not different enough from the factory bumper, there are certainly differences. The side profile (not shown here) gives a better perspective on ASI’s design differences.
Yes, this kit is functional and saves loads of weight but beyond that it satisfies my one most important criteria. It will look great 10 years from now. I guarantee it. Classic is classic. This kit is timeless which is why I appreciate it so much.
Due to my personal fascination with ASI’s quality builds and their entry into the Ferrari market, we’ve been watching the F430 take shape on this blog. From the first mention of it, to the design concepts, we’ve all I think enjoyed watching another quality project take shape.
Well now ASI has released pricing and we’re offering it for pre-order to any of those lucky enough to own a F430 and have some extra cash to play around with to step it up to ASI levels of quality and style.
As expected, the parts are not cheap. As expected also, the car looks absolutely incredible! ASI understands design and style at a deep level…never mind the amazing aero design, just look at how they come up with nice appropriate details like the ASI logo turned into Italian colored central racing stripes ala the Scuderia. ASI is on their game. I’m excited to watch them grow into the dominating force they are becoming in worldwide exotic car tuning.
So as we can see, there are two different wing heights they are planning. Also the rear bumper can accomodate the factory positioned side exit tips as well as the Scuderia type high center exit exhaust.
Although these images are clearly computer generated, the actual kit does exist and they are entering into production soon.
Contact me if you or anyone you know is interested in ASI, I’d love to be a part of one of these builds soon
Ben – 213 745 6954
Its been getting a bit overwhelming with rapid rate of progress over at ASI on this Ferrari kit. I hope you are all not getting tired of it yet, I’m certainly not.
Here’s the latest news from ASI (I still prefer Design A but they are all pretty damn good!):
And yes…it is really happening:
Artwork on the car? ASI seems to be considering artwork on the car, much like their Bentley demo cars. I’ll be the first to say that I hope they dont do this to the Ferrari, at least not like this rendering…