Auto123.com - Helping you drive happy

2004 Ferrari 360 GTC Overview

Quality car insurance coverage, at competitive prices.
Ask for a car insurance quote today.
GET AN ONLINE CAR INSURANCE QUOTE
The Latest FIA n-GT Racer

The competition for "king of sports cars" credentials is as always very intense. It's a constant game of one-upmanship with Ferrari and Porsche key players.

The 360 GTC is Ferrari's newest non-street legal entry in to the FIA n-GT championships. (Photo: Ferrari)
On the road and track scene the 911 GT3 faces off against Ferrari's 360 Challenge Stradale. Both are lightweight, powerful variants of already astonishing vehicles. Both are also naturally aspirated, rare, and extremely capable of top-tier performance.

The battle, however, has just been escalated to a higher level. The phrase, 'take it to the track' can easily be used with the introduction of the 360 GTC, Ferrari's newest non-street legal entry in to the FIA n-GT championships.

The three letters "GTC", go nearly four decades back to classic mid-'60s and early-'70s Ferraris. (Photo: Ferrari)
Does the 360 GTC name sound familiar? The three letters that follow the current Modena's 360 numeric designation go nearly four decades back to classic mid-'60s and early-'70s Ferrari's. The first was the 330 GTC, a beautiful two-seat coupe that was followed up in 1969 with the more powerful 365 GTC. A rakish 365 GTC/4 arrived the same year, replacing the curvaceous original in 1970. Both GTC body styles have proven extremely popular with classic car collectors.

But the new GTC is hardly about collecting, it's about racing. More recently at Frankfurt's IAA, Ferrari launched its 575 GTC to go up against the Lamborghini MurciƩlago R-GT, and others in the FIA's GT championship. It was only natural that a 360 Challenge Stradale based GTC would follow in the larger car's tire treads to fight in the lower GT class. With help from Michelotto Automobili, the FIA-regulation GTC was created. Both GTC cars will be sold by Ferrari's customer sports racing division Corsa Cliente, for private teams.