Old-School Perfection - Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4, Manual Gearbox and Pure Skills
Horatiu Ionescu Cristea driving his old Classic Monster in spectacular fashion
This beautiful machine is the Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4 that was built and raced by Romanian racing driver Horatiu Ionescu Cristea. Using up until 2013, here we it was attacking Trofeul Sinaia Hillclimb. And given its soundtrack and the Onboard action featuring some delicious classic Ferrari manual transmission action, what a pleasure it is!
Not an original Group 4 Car, it started life as a regular ´77 Ferrari 308 GTB, being then transformed by Mr. Cristea until it reached his "dream-spec". so what we have here is a dry-sumped 3.0L Ferrari F106 AB V8 engine using carburettors, tuned by Formula GT to reach 320Hp/8.000Rpm in Naturally Aspirated form. In its Hillclimb-spec it benefitted from a specially custom-built exhaust and fibergalss panels to reach a final weight of 1050Kg.
Apart from all this, it is pretty exact replica of the Group 4 car, taken to the maximum of its capabilities. Should not be confused with the Group B homologated 308 (which used a 4 valve per cylinder engine opposed to 2 and a narrower body) although probably superior in performance at that point.
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