2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334
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2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
Registration no. FA53 CKP Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334
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2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334 2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale  Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835 Engine no. F131F 82334
2003 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. FA53 CKP
Chassis no. ZFFDT578000136835
Engine no. F131F 82334

Footnotes

  • Ferrari's most successful model since the 308, the F355 was always going to be a hard act to follow. Clearly, in order to surpass the outstanding F355, its successor would have to break new ground rather than offer mere incremental improvements. By starting with a clean sheet of paper in designing the 360 Modena, Ferrari and its partner Pininfarina succeeded in doing just that, the new car attracting superlatives that put even its illustrious predecessor in the shade.
    Just about the only item carried over from the F355 was its glorious V8 engine, enlarged from 3.5 to 3.6 litres for the 360, producing 400bhp. Mounted longitudinally behind the similarly disposed engine, the 360's six-speed gearbox could be ordered with the F1-inspired paddle-operated gearchange pioneered on the F355. In every other respect the 360 was entirely new, the most striking break with Ferrari tradition being the body's frontal treatment: gone was the omnipresent oval grille, replaced by two separate intakes set low into the front wings. A larger car than the F355, the 360 owed its radical new shape to the quest for increased downforce, generating four times as much as its predecessor yet achieving the impressively low Cd of 0.33.
    There was further innovation beneath the skin: a lighter, stiffer aluminium spaceframe/monocoque replacing the old tubular steel arrangement, resulting in a dry weight around 220lbs less than that of the F355. Although it was also more powerful (by 20bhp) than its predecessor, the only straight-line performance increase claimed was a marginal reduction in the 0-60mph time to 4.5 seconds, top speed being unchanged at 183mph. Nevertheless, the 360's on-the-road dynamics constituted a significant advance, its best time around Ferrari's Fiorano test track being some three seconds faster than the F355's.
    Despite its prodigious performance the 360 Modena is no mere 'racer on the road' but a thoroughly modern automobile employing state-of-the-art technology: computer-controlled variable damping; electronic drive-by-wire throttle; traction control and anti-lock brakes. Proportional power-assisted steering and a driver's airbag are other features calculated to make the car reassuringly user-friendly.
    Commencing with the 348, Ferrari had started the first factory-backed, one-make race series for amateur and semi-professional racing drivers back in 1993, and the immensely successful Ferrari Challenge increased in popularity with the subsequent introduction of the F355 and 360 Modena. The latter first appeared on the grid in Challenge form in 2000, featuring a multitude of alterations making it more suitable for track use. Three years later, at the Geneva International Motor Show, Ferrari introduced the 360 Challenge Stradale, which in essence was a lightened version of the 360 Modena incorporating some of the racer's suspension and braking improvements while remaining sufficiently civilised for road use.
    This left-hand drive Challenge Stradale was acquired by the current (second) owner in October 2004, the previous owner having been the NAS Trading Company in Nottingham. Fitted with a Tracker Horizon device, the car comes with its Ferrari leather-bound portfolio containing a Ferrari Maglite torch; owner's instruction manuals; Ferrari Direct Line and Sales/Service Organisation booklets; and an up-to-date service book (eight stamps by Graypaul Ferrari, Nottingham). 'FA53 CXP' also comes with Swansea V5C document and recently expired MoT (7th April 2011), the odometer reading at time of issue being 6,419 kilometres.
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