The success of older sibling, the 458 Italia, led to the creation of the 458 Italia GT2 that shared the same basic engine, chassis and transmission in the time-honoured tradition of sports car racing. The GT2 was created to take part in a variety of championships sanctioned by the FIA and ACO. However, there were numerous differences between the GT and Italia variants, all borne out of the rulebook imposed by the sporting regulators. The flex splitter, so visible on the road cars, is replaced with a more conventional inlet, with air exiting the Ferrari through new louvers in the bonnet.
The 458 Italia’s 4.5 litre V8 engine, capable of producing around 570 brake horse power, was restricted to 464bhp. In addition, the double clutch gearbox had to be replaced. In this guise, the 458 Italia GT2 has enjoyed phenomenal success, winning the GTE class at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012 and 2014, 12 Hours of Sebring in 2012 and Petit Le Mans in 2011 and 2012.
Amongst a huge number of racing accolades, it took the crown for the GTE Manufacturers’ and Pro Team titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The Ferrari was debuted on track at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 2011.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops with the co-operation and assistance of Ferrari regarding original finishes, materials, archive imagery and drawings. The use of supremely accurate digital scanning of the original car has allowed us to perfectly recreate every detail at scale. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
Every Amalgam 1:8 scale model is supplied in a luxury black presentation box and mounted on a carbon fibre or leather base protected by a clear acrylic dust cover. The model title, original branding and edition number are displayed on polished stainless steel plaques mounted at the front end of the base.