2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353

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Lot 298
The ex-Marco Pullen
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Sold for £ 68,700 (US$ 88,620) inc. premium
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé
Coachwork by Pininfarina

Registration no. not registered
Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
*Winner of the 2010 GT Cup race series
*Recently repainted
*Recently serviced (including cam belts)
*New track tyres

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, and a succession of track-orientated versions followed. The last of these were the 360 GT and 360 GTC, which were developed by the Corse Clienti department at Maranello in collaboration with long-time Ferrari collaborators, Michelotto Automobili, and intended for racing in the N-GT class of the FIA GT Championship. Aerodynamics were significantly improved and weight reduced by the extensive use of composite materials for the bodywork, bringing the 360 GTC down to 1,100kg, the minimum required by the N-GT class regulations.

    This Ferrari 360 Challenge has been modified with the GT aero package to race in the GT Cup series. Entered by the OMG team, it was raced successfully by Marco Pullen in the UK's GT Cup in 2010, securing eight wins, 10 podiums and four fastest laps over the 15 rounds, winning the championship with a total of 409 points.

    Since its acquisition by the vendor, the Ferrari has benefited from a full re-spray and a major service (including a change of cam belts) by marque specialists QV London Ltd. In addition, new race seats and harness have been installed, the wheels powder-coated, and a set of new track tyres fitted (see bill on file dated 31st August 2016). Offered complete with its fuel filler and stand, this competitive 360 Challenge is ready for use in Ferrari-themed events and other race series.
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2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
2002 Ferrari 360 Challenge Competition Coupé  Chassis no. ZFFFYR51B000119353
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