For sale – 2006 Ferrari F430 Challenge

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  • Mileage 9,321 Miles
  • Body Style Coupe
  • Transmission F1
  • Engine Capacity 4308cc
  • Fuel Petrol
  • Chassis No. 146703

A 1 owner from new, UK supplied example. Never raced nor damaged and solely used for Ferrari Owners’ Club track day events.

Fitted with optional extras that include: plumbing for drivers cool suit, drivers intercom system and passenger seat with harness. Additional upgrades completed by FF Corsa include; steel brake conversion, GT aero kit. A suspension upgrade that included: front splitter and bumper, FF Corsa complete rear wing, low noise silencer, black sun strip and Venture Shield paint protection.

Complete with documented service history from new plus an amazingly detailed history timeline kept by the 1 meticulous owner. Spares package includes 2 sets of BBS wheels.

 

For sale – 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge

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The Ferrari F430 Challenge is a production-based race car built by Ferrari. The car is directly based on the standard F430 and uses the same 4.3L V8 engine. It was introduced at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show to supersede the Ferrari 360 Challenge in the Ferrari Challenge and the Rolex Sports Car racing series.

The F430 Challenge is a non-road legal variant of the road-going Ferrari F430, it has been extensively modified by Ferrari to boost its on circuit performance with extensive weight reduction and suspension changes. Just like in previous Ferrari Challenge cars the engine has largely remained the same as on the production road cars except for some enhanced breathing by means of a racing exhaust system and some engine management tweaks and fine blueprinting. Furthermore the body styling has received very few styling changes with the Formula One inspired single central nut (slick shod) BBS wheels hiding enormous carbon brakes.

The transmission is derived from Ferrari’s Formula One program, and offers the same 150 ms shift times as in the standard Ferrari F430 with no option of a manual H-gate gearshift. Fifth and sixth gears have been tweaked, as well as the final drive ratio, specifically for the Challenge car. Weight saving efforts have affected all areas of the car, the most noticeable of which being the cockpit. Inside, the F430 Challenge has no carpets or sound deadening, no stereo, and the standard leather seats have been replaced with ultra light FIA approved carbon racing seats. A lifeline snap off boss allows the Alcantara steering wheel to be removed from the car to aid entry and exit to the cockpit. The race wheel replacing the standard cars airbag equipped road car wheel. It also has buttons for pit radio, and for interfacing with the digital instrument display. A full roll cage and 6 point racing harnesses are also present in the cockpit along with super light carbon door panels and Lexan front, side and rear windows replacing all road car glass. The characteristics of the car have been retained from the standard gearbox’s “Race” mode. Traction control is permanently disengaged, along with the stability system. The car does retain ABS and ASR though. The racing modifications are present in most all of the components, with the E-Differential being replaced by a mechanical one, and the suspension settings modified for racing.

The engine is the same 90° 4.3 litre V8 as in the standard F430. The output remains the same at 483 hp (360 kW), as well as the torque at 343 lb?ft (465 N?m). The engine is equipped with Double Overhead Camshafts and contains 4 valves per cylinder. The engine is, and always has been, naturally aspirated. The engine is mounted behind the cockpit, and faces longitudinally (along the length of the car).

The transmission is the 6-speed, paddle operated, sequential manual found in the F430. The transmission uses Formula One technology and can shift gears in 150 ms. The brakes use carbon ceramic material, which is very resistant to brake fade. Both front and rear suspension use double wishbones and anti-roll bars. The exhaust system is updated for the Challenge car, placing the outlet ports higher in the back of the car. The back also includes a new grille to help with drawing heat out of the engine.(0-100 in 2.89 second, top speed 350 kmh/h)

This particular F430 Challenge was delivered to its first French owner through Charles Pozzi (France) in February 2007.
Options fitted to this car:
– Driver seat size XL/L
– 430 CH pass. seat kit XL/L

2 sets of extra wheels are included, see picture number 22.

Production was limited to just 142 cars over the 2007 to 2010 production period. It is estimated that more than half these race cars have been written off during the various Ferrari Challenge series around the world. This means that approximately 50 (or less) would be in existence today.

For sale – 1994 Ferrari F355 – Challenge

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Race history from 1995 – 1999

1995 Challenge Europa Süd, Team Paolo Jasson und Giorgio Schön
1996 Challenge Europa Süd, Driver: Fabian Peroni
1997 Challenge Europa Süd, Driver: Alberto de Bernardi
1999 World Final Vallelunga, Driver: Vinzenzo Martinez

– street legal since September 1996
– German street registration
– last timing belt change at 50,000 km in November 2015
– roll cage and racing seats has been removed and black leather road interior fitted

Subject to errors and prior sale

ClassicDriver: Racing into a future of restriction

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Among the most obvious automotive trends in recent years has been the explosion of interest in modern-era endurance racing cars, facilitated by the emergence of several dedicated racing series and events both in Europe and across the pond.

And it’s a trend that Jan B. Lühn, who’s been a stalwart supporter of these evocative cars for longer than most, doesn’t anticipate faltering anytime soon. “Of course, cars from the most prestigious brands command higher prices, as do those with Le Mans history, but you’d be surprised how accessible this flourishing world can be,” he says. “An overall or class win at Le Mans can result in a 100-percent premium, but a no-brainer entry-level car would be a Porsche 996 GT3 R, RS or RSR. Sure, the production numbers are huge compared to Ferrari’s, but it’s easy to run and spare parts are readily available.”

Such is the demand for the most successful and original Works racers from top-tier collectors that Lühn has often agreed the purchase and subsequent sale of a GTE car before the season has even finished – a stark contrast to the 1950s and ’60s, when redundant racing cars could be bought for pittance.