Press Release) The opening Ferrari
Challenge Trofeo Pirelli 2005 race will take place on Saturday 2 and
Sunday 3 April at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari autodrome, Imola. The
Italian GT championship will also kick off this weekend with the
Ferrari 575 GTC Evoluzione 2005 and the 550 Maranello appearing in
the main class and the 360 GTC in the N-GT category.
It will be the debut race for the modified 575 GTC. The Ferrari
Corse Clienti department has made changes to the original version
with the collaboration of the technical GT head, Maurizio Nardon.
The aerodynamics were completely revised with the addition of a new
splitter and air intake on the modified bonnet. These changes
improve internal air flow. The engine has been totally redesigned
and, together with the new cooling tank, results in greater power
and better handling. The current torque curve guarantees improved
power management and the work on the steering column means that the
new car is easier to point into curves and performs more smoothly
when in them.
The tests on the 575 GTC Evoluzione 2005 were carried out by the
Brazilian driver Jaime Melo. The model is destined to be used by
private teams competing in various GT series.