This is a road legal Ferrari 575 GTC* – Top Gear

Classic Youngtimers currently has this rather crazy production noted for sale. Bad news is its EUR195,000 plus VAT.

Perhaps a quick bit of background. In the early 2000s Prodrive was having an outstanding run of results with its now-iconic Ferrari 550 GTS, with no factory support from Ferrari itself.

As you can see, it has the widebody plan and carbon fiber aero of the racer, as well as mighty side-exit exhausts and a roll-hooped interior. Classic Youngtimers has actually likewise fitted OZ magnesium wheels and custom headlights, along with a racing fuel filler and fully adjustable Intrax suspension.

Established by Ferrari Corse Clienti in partnership with N.Technology, the 575 GTC included a broader track, side-exit exhausts, composite panels, a six-speed Xtrac sequential gearbox, a humungous rear wing and plenty of other race automobile bits. Oh, and the 575Ms standard 5.7-litre V12 engine was tired out to 6.0-litres, at which point it was making 597bhp and 538lb feet of torque. Its the work of Dutch dealership Classic Youngtimers Consultancy and is being labelled the 575 GTC Stradale. Theres no word on any engine adjustments, but the standard 575Ms V12 still produced a significant 508bhp and 434lb ft of torque at the time.

It looks great, does not it? Its the work of Dutch dealer Classic Youngtimers Consultancy and is being identified the 575 GTC Stradale. Very good.

What you see above is not a 575 GTC, though. The truth it has space for a rear numberplate tips that this is totally road legal and is really a basic 575M that has actually been part-converted into a GTC.

Images: Noël van Bilsen.

Theres no word on any engine modifications, however the basic 575Ms V12 still produced a significant 508bhp and 434lb feet of torque at the time. Plus, that tire will definitely assist it breathe a little simpler these days. The gearbox is still the basic F1 automated manual unit too, with the 575M being the first V12 Ferrari to have that alternative.

When the upgraded 575M Maranello got here in 2002, Ferrari chose to piggyback off that success and create a 575 GTC that privateers might run and buy in the FIA GT Championship.

Developed by Ferrari Corse Clienti in partnership with N.Technology, the 575 GTC featured a wider track, side-exit exhausts, composite panels, a six-speed Xtrac consecutive gearbox, a humungous rear wing and a lot of other race automobile bits. Oh, and the 575Ms standard 5.7-litre V12 engine was tired out to 6.0-litres, at which point it was making 538lb and 597bhp feet of torque. Enough, one suspects.

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