Ferrari 360 ChallengeAdvert ID: 45957 To Be Auctioned
Ferrari 360 Challenge A Factory-built race car with relatively low use, in superb order and very sensibly guided.
Manufactured in 2002 and less than 10,000km
One of only 180 officially built by Ferrari for racing
400bhp, 3.3-litre, 40-valve V8 and six-speed, F1-style transmission
Competitive in the right hands and eligible for numerous events
Offered fully recommissioned after some time in dry storage
Since 2009 has only been used on occasional track days
One of the most focused and enjoyable driving experiences ever offered by the Italian marque
Commencing with the 348, Ferrari had started the first factory-backed one-make race series for amateur and semi-professional racing drivers back in 1993, and the immensely successful Ferrari Challenge increased further in popularity with the subsequent introduction of the F355 and 360 Modena. The latter first appeared on the grid in Challenge form in 2000 and, unlike its predecessors the 360 Challenge was the first 'Challenge' series car that was a factory built and supplied race car, as opposed to a road car with a 'Challenge' upgrade kit.
It featured a multitude of alterations making it more suitable for track use. These included the removal of the air conditioning system, electric windows, sound-deadening material and extraneous interior trim, and the replacement of the bumpers, window glass, exhaust system, interior centre console and door trim panels with lightweight alternatives. Gone too was the standard analogue dashboard instrumentation, replaced by a Marelli digital display linked to the on-board data acquisition and telemetry system. Safety enhancements included a plumbed-in automatic fire extinguisher system and FIA-approved safety fuel cell equipped with twin fillers.
The 3.3-litre, 40-valve V8 engine and six-speed, F1-style transmission were left virtually standard, though the former did gain stiffer mounts and a larger oil radiator. Changes to the suspension involved re-configuring the electronic damping system and fitting Boge shock absorbers, racing springs, aluminium bushes and a thicker anti-roll bar, while the brakes benefited from an increase in front rotor size from 330mm (13") to 355mm (14"). Maximum power remained the same as the standard car's at 400bhp with most of the Challenge's not inconsiderable performance gains resulting from its 330lb weight reduction.
Offered here is a Ferrari 360 Challenge car with, we believe, less than 10,000km from new (at the time of cataloguing the car was being recommissioned, once we have the mileage from the ECU the listing will be updated). Overall the condition is excellent with no obvious signs of damage, all the shut-lines are excellent and it appears to retain most of the original fixtures and fittings from the factory.
Our vendor purchased the car in 2009 and has enjoyed it on private track events but now, after some time in dry storage, it's being recommissioned by a Ferrari specialist race team for sale. The car will be checked over, new belts fitted and fluids changed along with an ECU download showing total distance covered.
Unbelievable value nowadays as a Ferrari Factory-built race car and eligible (with the safety equipment in date) for many events including the GT Cup, Brit Car Endurance Championship, Ferrari Club Racing Series and the AMOC Racing Series Challenge. Perhaps the new owner would just like a very competent track day car, but either way, in the right hands this 360 Modena Challenge could be extremely competitive.
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