Ferrari 458 Kessel Racing LM 2011 Elite 1/43 Red/Black by Hot Wheels

Ferrari 458 Kessel Racing LM 2011 Elite 1/43 Red/Black by Hot Wheels

Ferrari 458 Kessel Racing LM 2011 Elite 1/43 Red/Black by Hot Wheels

Kessel Racing is one of the most known team in the International Motorsport world. Thanks to the numerous years of experience of its founder, Loris Kessel, and a great reputation for correctness and professionalism, today Kessel Racing is a true point of reference in the Gran Turismo circuit. The structures, the personnel, the work methods and the constant strive for excellence are the basis of success for a team that offers to its drivers, clients and sponsors a top quality product.
Born just as a racing team, since 2006 Kessel Racing has amplified its activities creating a division dedicated to the construction and tuning of GT cars and another one dedicated to Incentive events.
After fighting for the Pro Cup title until the final round of the Blancpain Endurance Series 2013, Swiss squad Kessel Racing intends to stay among the frontrunners this year and will enter two Ferrari 458 Italia GT3s.
Ferrari also unveiled a GT3 version of the Ferrari 458 Italia in 2011. The car is slightly lighter and more powerful than the GT2 version, producing closer to 550 HP and running all the way to a 9000 rpm redline. The engine thus performs more similarly to that of the road car than the GT2 version. The aerodynamics of the car are also slightly different due to different aero regulations.[41]
The 458 Italia GT3 has achieved many important victories in its career. It has won six times the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (two in the GT3 PRO AM category and two in the Gentlemen Trophy), four times the Gulf 12 Hours (three overall and one in the Gentlemen Trophy), the 2013 and 2014 12 Hours of Sepang, the 2014 and 2015 24 Hours of Dubai in the A6-AM class, the 2014 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour at the famous Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst and the 2014 24 Hours of Barcelona.
The 458 Italia GT3 holds the record for number of Titles won in many international Championships. In the Blancpain Endurance Series it took the 2011, 2012 and 2014 GT3 PRO AM Team and Drivers’ crowns and the 2013 and 2014 Gentlemen Trophy Team and Drivers’ honours, while in the European Le Mans Series, since the creation by the ACO of a GT3 class, clinched the 2013 and 2014 GTC Team and Drivers’ Titles. In the International GT Open the Maranello car gained the 2011, 2012 and 2014 GTS Team and Drivers’ crowns, the 2012, 2013 and 2014 GTS Manufacturers’ honours and the 2014 Overall and Super GT Drivers’ Titles. The 458 Italia GT3 has also a strong racing record in the most important Asian GT series, the GT3 Asia, in which it achieved the 2011 Drivers’ crown and the 2012 and 2014 Team and Drivers’ honours. Last but not least are the 2011 FIA GT3 Drivers’ Title, the 2013 Asian Le Mans Series GTC Team and Drivers’ crowns and the successes obtained in national Championships like French GT, British GT, Italian GT, GTSprint and Supercar Challenge.
In 2015 the 458 Italia GT3 is involved in numerous series, including Blancpain Endurance Series, European Le Mans Series, International GT Open, GT3 Asia, Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain Sprint Series, Asian Le Mans Series, Australian GT Championship and many other national GT3 Championships

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