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2004 Ferrari F360 Challenge Stradale

Lot No.: 343

Registration: RG53 HCC
Chassis Number: ZFFOU57A940138791
Engine Number: TBA
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 3600cc
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Sold for (£): Unsold

The Ferrari F360 was built as a two-seater sports car by Ferrari from 1999 to 2005. The new model had an entirely new all-aluminium space frame chassis which was 40% stiffer than the previous model and 28% lighter. Fitted with a 3.6Ltr V8 engine, coupled to a 6-speed gearbox, the 'Challenge Stradale' model is a low production track day focused car - from the outset, the engineers designed the car with a 20% track day use and 80% road use in mind. In performance terms, the engine generated 426BHP at 8500RPM which gave it a top speed of 190MPH. Other improvements included a more responsive throttle, enhanced steering feedback and a reduction in weight by as much as 95KG. The Challenge Stradale also got Brembo carbon ceramic brakes as standard; this shaved 16KG of the curb weight, improved handling and eliminated brake fade.

Prices of the Challenge Stradale have been steadily climbing in recent years as collectors realise quite how rare they are. A total of approximately 1,200 examples were manufactured and journalists still rave about the model even today: "Their relative rarity has contributed to the cars recent surge in value. However, even at current prices, the driving experience does not disappoint. It's an enthralling car, theatrical and rewarding in equal measure, and an enjoyable way to celebrate Ferrari's return to Grand Prix form."

The vehicle offered today must be one of the very best examples available, being in superb condition and showing a mere 5,781 miles to date. Built in 2004, this left-hand drive model is finished in the delectable colours of Tour de France Blue with a Tan leather interior. It was imported from America in recent years and has been fully UK registered and will be supplied with a fresh MoT certificate.