1994 Ferrari 348 Challenge at Worldwide Auctioneers

Estimate is around US $ 150.000

CHASSIS NO: ZFFRG35A5R0098818

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• 1 of only 32 factory Challenge race cars produced by Ferrari
• One of the only cars that was never raced
• Only 20,772 miles from new
• Exceptional original condition
• Included are books, tools, records, window sticker and extra keys

3,405 cc DOHC V-8 engine, Bosch Motronic fuel injection, 312 HP at 7,200 RPM, five-speed manual transaxle, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, four-wheel double-wishbone suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers

The 348 Challenge cars were the first in the line of the Ferrari Challenge models which are still being produced to this day. As an important part of modern Ferrari history, genuine Challenge cars are now becoming increasingly sought-after. These original factory race cars were modified from the factory with special features that included factory roll bar mounts, racing belt eyelets behind the driver and passenger seats, lightweight fiberglass bumpers and modified suspension geometry. These special factory race cars were then shipped from Maranello to authorized Ferrari dealers for their final Challenge specification parts to be installed. These items included OMP roll cages, OMP racing seats, OMP five-point harnesses, 18” Speedline wheels, Challenge specification exhausts, Challenge springs and more. The Ferrari 348 and 355 Challenge cars have the distinction of being the last Ferrari factory racing cars produced that could be driven on the street and mark the end of an era. These last Challenge cars still retained a manual gearbox and do not have on-board computers, traction control and F1 gearboxes, making them fairly easy to repair and service. These cars are raw, pure and very fun to drive.

Ferrari produced just 32 factory Challenge cars for the American market. This exceptional example, Chassis Number 098818, was delivered new to Ferrari of Monterey, in Monterey, California. The owner’s manual was signed by none other than Al Roberts, of Ferrari Challenge fame. What is most unusual and of interest to many Ferrari historians is the fact that the words “Challenge Package” and “Ferrari 348 TB Challenge” are written on its original factory window sticker. Equally rare is the fact that this 348 Challenge is potentially one of only three or four of these cars never converted for racing. It has never been raced and has spent its entire life as a road car in Southern California. This highly desirable Ferrari is in stunning original condition with original paint, original interior and with all its rare and identifiable Ferrari 348 Challenge specifications. Equally at home on the road or on the track, this is a rare chance to acquire one of the most significant Ferraris of the era.

 

2015 Ferrari FXX K at RM Sothebys Auction Abu Dhabi

Estimate $4,000,000 – $4,500,000

Chassis No.
ZFF84DXX000209077
 
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  • Single ownership from new
  • Just under 250 km from new, never driven in an XX Programme event
  • Ferrari’s most potent track-only, limited-production automobile; 1,035 bhp

Following in the footsteps of the popular Challenge Series, Ferrari and their Corse Clienti division realized that there was a market to produce and sell a limited production run of a track-only Ferrari supercar not intended for racing. These would be offered only to “friends of the house,” offering a unique experience to collaborate with the factory and develop the future generation of road cars. Over the course of the summer of 2005, prototypes of what would become the FXX were shown to clients whom Ferrari thought worthy by invitation only to gauge interest. Formally introduced to the public at the Bologna Motor Show that same year, only thirty-eight examples were built over the course of production. A Corse Clienti version of the 599 GTB, the 599XX, was also introduced in 2009, offering clients the same experience as the FXX, yet in a front-engined package.

The true successor to the FXX would not be announced until after a new Ferrari hypercar; once the hybrid-electric LaFerrari broke cover at the Geneva Auto Show in 2013, it was only natural that a track-only version for use in Corse Clienti events would follow. The FXX K was first unveiled at Ferrari’s Finali Mondiali held at Yas Marini Circuit in Abu Dhabi in 2014.

Power in both the FXX K’s electric and petrol-powered motors was raised to 1,035 bhp in total, meaning 187 bhp from the electric motor and 848 bhp from the 6.3-litre V-12, an 85 bhp jump in total. Naturally, the car’s aerodynamics were also seriously reviewed and optimised for use on the track, with the nose receiving a two-part splitter and vertical fins on either end. A twin-profile rear spoiler defines the rear end visually and helps to manage downforce, which is increased by as much as 50% over the LaFerrari. Boasting a much more menacing stance as a result, the FXX K is 194 mm longer and also 59 mm wider than its road-going sibling. Finally, the FXX K tips the scales at around 1,255 kg, some 90 kg lighter than the LaFerrari. It is able to lap Fiorano in just 1:14, five seconds faster than the LaFerrari.

Painted in traditional Rosso Corsa with silver highlights and wearing the race number 7, this FXX K is offered today from the collection of its first and only owner. Since its delivery, the car has not been driven in any Corse Clienti events. It is presented in ‘standard’ guise and can be upgraded to ‘Evo’ specifications by Corse Clienti in Maranello, should its next owner choose, or can be enjoyed as delivered in its current configuration. With less than 250 km on the odometer, this FXX K is presented today in virtually as-new condition throughout.

Ownership of an FXX K truly offers a unique and exciting side of Ferrari ownership and on-track driving. Owners work in close collaboration with Ferrari’s own engineers and professional test drivers to hone and improve their driving on some of the world’s most incredible racetracks in a non-competitive format. Ready to be driven in Corse Clienti events worldwide in 2020 and beyond, this is an incredible opportunity for an enthusiast to become part of the Ferrari family.

Six Ferrari crews chasing victory in Shanghai

Maranello | 3 November 2019
Expectation is growing ahead of the 4 Hours of Shanghai, the third round of Season 8 of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which sees six Ferrari crews line up in LMGTE Pro and Am classes. In what has traditionally proved to be an awkward circuit for Prancing Horse’s 488 GTEs, the race result, as the season opening has proved, will be a hard outcome to predict, with weather conditions likely to be a further determining factor.

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Brand new challenge for Club Competizioni GT at Mugello

Mugello | 1 November 2019
The first Club Competizioni GT season could not have come to a more fitting conclusion, as sixteen of the cars that have helped to write Prancing Horse history took to the track for the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Mugello.

On-track activity continued over Monday and Tuesday, where, for the first time this season, Club members donned race overalls and helmets to face an authentic endurance race. The protagonists this time, however, were not the cars which had participated in the private practice sessions, but rather karts on the adjacent ‘Mugellino’ track. The challenge was made all the more interesting by the presence in the various teams of official Competizioni GT drivers. The mini-marathon, in the end, turned out to be great fun for all the participants involved.

Earlier, over the three days of the Finali Mondiali, the on-track Mugello action had included the participation of two 458 Italia GT, four 458 Italia GT3, four 488 GT3 and, for the first time this year, a 488 GTE, testimony to the fact that Club participants are even able to use current production series cars. Among the more historical models whose engines roared back into life once again, were a 360 GT, a 348 GTC/LM and two F430 GT cars.

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