• Mar 17th 2011 at 6:39PM
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Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 GTC – Click above for high-res image gallery

While competing for top honors in Formula One, Ferrari has left the top tiers of Le Mans racing up to the competition. But down in the GT2 class, the Prancing Horse marque has had considerable success. And much of that success has been had at the hands of Risi Competizione. The Houston-based team has taken innumerable class victories in both the American Le Mans Series and in the 24 Hours itself, these last few years with the F430 GT2. But now that it's got its hands on the new racing-spec 458 Italia, all bets are off.

As with the rest of the new crop of challengers – like the new Honda ARX-01e, for example – Risi will be fielding the new 458 GTC this weekend at Sebring. But before the Floridian endurance race kicks off, taking with it the start of the new season, Ferrari and Risi have had a bit of development work to do. Fortunately they brought a photographer along with them, and you can check out the results in the gallery below.

[Source: Risi Competizione via Jon Sibal | Images: Regis Lefebure/Risi]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh yeah... that is brutal. In a good way. Everything I loved about the Ferrari's of old: ridiculous proportions, slits and vents everywhere, purposeful stance, those fantastic brassy rims...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thank-you Risi Competizione for building this beautiful and sexy GT2 racer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I thought Risi was based out of Houston?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh My God.

      That is gorgeous!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thank you, Autoblog for following up a Nascar/Top Gear USA post with this sexiness. God I can't wait to see this at Sebring...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Having had the honor of meeting Mr. Risi and the very friendly people on his team all I can say is, go Risi!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thanks for posting this. This car is even more amazing in race spec. Also, thanks for promoting ALMS. I really wish I could be in Sebring to see this car in action. I'll catch them on another circuit during the summer.

      I love Risi Competizione, but I love ALMS. Continue supporting and promoting it everyone!

      Go ALMS!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm a Porsche guy but all i can think of is, "DEAR MOTHER OF GOD!!!"
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