One of approximately 14 remaining right-hand-drive Challenge cars in existence, this 1998 F355 Challenge is arguably the finest and most developed example of the car anywhere. The car was raced by Robin Ward of DAMAX and won the British Championship in 2002. Between 2003 and 2013, the car was used for a few trackdays every year. Since 2013 the most recent owner has used the car primarily for trackdays at Silverstone, Donington Park, Brands Hatch and SPA. The car was road-legalized in early 2016 and has been driven to SPA on a few occasions. Fanatically maintained and developed, the car has had a few modifications to the suspension/engine.
— Customized Ohlins TTX36 dampers front and rear
— Full engine rebuilt in 2015; Gasflow heads and MOTEC conversion from DTM Power with Dyno-optimizded MOTEC settings; 420 genuine BHP at the crank
— 9,800 total miles; less than 2,000 miles since engine rebuild
— Custom, white ceramic-coated exhaust headers with two 4x1x1 pipes and modified headers
— Custom, adjustable Antiroll bars front and rear
— Twin oil-coolers
— Fast-steering Rack with MOMO Steering wheel
— GruppeM airbox
— 5 sets of wheels (two original sets cast Magnesium, three aluminium sets custom-built by Speedline Corse). Tires include Pirelli Trofeo R’s, Michelin Pilot Sport and a set of used Slicks and Wets.
— 6-point harnesses on both seats
— Recently painted and detailed
NOTE: all original parts are safely stored and available in case the new owner wishes to restore the car to full original spec.
Original airbag, Bosch Motronic 2.7 ECUs, Challenge Exhaust and headers all safely stored and available with the car.
The car is in pristine condition and is garaged in Brackley, UK, at DAMAX, who have maintained the car since 2001. The most recent engine-out service was in December 2016, running over 13,000 Sterling. Regular replacements of brake-pads, Discs, Wheel-bearings and many other ‘wear and tear’ parts.
Price: 195K GBP Firm. Serious inquiries only please. No “test drivers”.