You're looking at my new favorite Ferrari. You can keep the Enzo. You can keep the LaFerrari. Hell, you can even keep the F40. This car is the business. What started its life as a US-spec 1980 308 GTSi was transformed into the tube-framed beast you see here. In 1990, the car was exported to Japan, and its owners wanted to campaign the machine in an IMSA GT exhibition race. They handed the keys to Art Sports, an exotic car dealer that became the first non-European F40LM race team.
The wrenches at Art Sports proceeded to slip a tube frame under the 308's new, authentic 288 GTO body panels. Then the original engine got chucked for a modified 2.9-liter V8. All that was left of the original car was the data plate and the five-speed gearbox.
Eventually, it found its way back to the States and underwent a complete restoration. The new owner splits his time between cruising around D.C. and hot-lapping his favorite tracks, like any sane soul would do with the perfect Ferrari. Check out the full write-up along with more photos over at .
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