Racecar Profile: Wolf GB08

By Winding Road Staff

May 20, 2014

The Wolf GB08 is a two seat sports racer with a wide range of motorsport applications, including SCCA and NASA sprint car, HSR Group 7, and endurance racing. Utilizing an FIA safety-certified carbon fiber chassis and crash box, the GB08's composite work is manufactured by the same company that makes chassis and bodywork for Pagani and Dallara IndyCars. Designed for durability as well as incredible performance, the GB08 can be had with a variety of different engines ranging from 255 to 430 horsepower.  
 
The GB08 has seen great success in the FIA sports prototype racing over the past few years and has a proven track record of wins and finishes in various endurance races, including the 24 Hours of Zolder in Belgium, the Gulf 12 Hours at the Yas Marina circuit and various other European race series. It comes as little surprise given the Wolf's light weight, advanced suspension design, and very effective aero kit, the latter of which is capable of creating more than 1800 pounds of downforce at 153 mph. 
 
In 2012, Motorsports Southwest in Austin, Texas made the trek to Europe to assess which car from the Group CN class to import to North America, determining that the Wolf GB08 was the obvious choice. As such, the GB08 is now available domestically to North American buyers directly through Motorsports Southwest. Here's a rundown of the car's specifications, options, and applicability:
 
 
Specifications 
 
Dimensions
Length: 186.22 inches
Width: 68.9 inches
Price
~ $160,000 (K20), ~ $225,000 (V8)
Weight
 Approx. 1200lb (depending on customer specs)
Engine Options
Honda Mugen 2.0 liter K20 (255hp); K2X (330hp); 3.0-liter RPE V8 (430hp)
Transmission
SADEV SLR75 six-speed sequential
Exhaust
Equal length header(s), low restriction muffler(s)
Chassis
FIA-certified carbon fiber tub
Suspension
Push rod with overlapping triangles front and rear, Oram double adjustable dampers
Brakes
Brembo 4-piston floating rotors
Wheels/Tires
OZ one piece wheels / Cooper race slicks
Safety
FIA-certified carbon fiber crashbox, OMP electric fire system
 
 
Options
  • SADEV SLR82 gearbox
  • Ohlins dampers
  • Monoshock or triple front damper package
  • AIM or Universal CANBus data
  • 12" OZ rear wheels
  • Full carbon fiber body
 
Services Offered
 
Eligible Classes
  • SCCA: P1 (Spec Line J with K20 engine)
  • NASA: Super Unlimited
  • HSR: Group 7
  • PBOC
  • WEC
  • SpeedEuro
  • Italian Prototype Series
  • Supercar Lights
  • V de V
 
Estimated Cost to Run Per Hour
  • under $500/hr (K20 engine), under $800/hr (RPE V8)
 
Availability/Timing
  • Immediate delivery of vehicles in inventory, custom specifications add 2-4 weeks, out of inventory vehicles add 2-3 weeks (freight shipping)
 
Source/Contact 
Motorsports Southwest
www.motorsports-sw.com
info@motorsports-sw.com
(512) 261-1462