Updated: Feb 4, 2020
We have been pretty quiet on the Ferrari front for a while now, and we cannot believe Mikael Persbrandt build with the Lights 2 Flag crew was way back in 2015, the time has just flown by, and contray to poular belief from the shores of the USA, Mikaels FerrarI 458 was the very first ever road going GT3 on the planet.
The statement for us at the time was to showcase what we could put together, the first ever road going Ferrari 458 GT3, and we got to work with a fantastic bunch of people to create a real show stopping 458 that still graces the swedish roads 5 years on.
Although we haven’t personally been involved in any other Ferrari 458 GT3 builds we have been supplying a lot of O.E.M race parts around the world, but with this next build we will be supplying parts for is going to be something very special.
There are a couple of 458 builds stateside, our personal favourite is the Gloss Black Gen 1 build owned by Rob Panlilio of Crooks & Castles, if ever you need to look at how a road going 458 GT3 should be put together this is the one, then there is David Uy build possibly the most popular Ferrari 458 GT3 on Instagram, this example is now owned by Danny Pak, TJ Hunt is the latest to build a street going GT3 458, which he put together for SEMA 2019, what we have noticed is all these builds have used old used race parts, which seems the way to go if you’re in the USA, but we are about to change all that, by doing it as it should be done.
There is nothing wrong with used race part, but most have taken a beating, or been repaired sometimes in its life, and you get good and bad repairs and when your fitting these parts to a 200k + Ferrari we personally prefer to fit brand new carbon fibre parts, and just so happens so does our customer Manny, straight out of the box we were on the same page with this build, all parts would have to be brand spanking new from Michelotto as it was going on to a late 458 with the ultimate factory spec, so only new parts would do for this build and another stipulation was not to mix and match the parts from Gen1 to Gen 2 … every part had to be Gen 2, which we believe will be a first for a road going 458.
With the parts on order it’s now just a waiting game, as the car gets striped down ready for its new clothes, but what we can do is ogle over the latest Gen 2 race going 458 GT3.
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