When it was launched, the F355 was an instant success: its 109 bhp/litre is translated into motion by a transverse closely geared six-speed manual transmission. Like the Challenge offered here, the early models were essentially road cars with cage mounts fitted and carpets removed. Owners then equipped a $30,000 factory-to-dealer kit which included racing seats, a lightweight exhaust, Brembo brakes and other racing essentials to make their cars competition ready, as dealers were expected to provide support to the owner/drivers.
The F355 Challenge offered here was first raced in the 1995 Challenge Ferrari Europe Series by Bernard Chauvin before passing to Michael Mora for the 1996 series. Mora raced the F355 for the following three years, placing sixth overall for the 1998 season and retiring at the end of the 1999 season. During this time, it was campaigned at tracks all over Europe, including Mugello, Paul Ricard, Brands Hatch, Zandvoort, Imola and even the Nürburgring.
Prepped and waiting for its next owner to take a spin, this F355 Challenge is primed and ready to go.