A true modern classic – the 360 Challenge Stradale . A total of just 1,288 of these road-going race cars were produced with a number of modifications from the Modena, resulting in a dramatic performance increase.
The Stradale features a host of aero and mechanical refinements that combine to make it 3.5 seconds faster around Fiorano than an ordinary Modena. Modifications include, Carbon Ceramic brakes as standard, a 50% lighter multi axial carbon floor plan, a 25 BHP increase in power, aerodynamic tweaks allowing for up to 50% more vertical loading (including a different bumper, boot lid and sills as well as venturi ducts at the rear), carbon racing seats with 4 point harnesses, a stripped out interior with alcantara dash and carbon door cards as standard and an F1 gearbox with shift times of just 150 milliseconds to name nut a few.
We are pleased to offer this particular example for sale, finished in Rosso Corsa with Stradale Stripes and Rosso/Nero Alcantara interior. It has had just 3 owners throughout its life, complimenting their outstanding Ferrari collections and so remains in impeccable condition. The white, green and red stradale stripe accentuates the smooth, sleek lines of the Pininfarina-designed bodywork which leaves any keen passer by in no doubt that this is the homologation lightweight 360.
The immaculate interior of this example is stripped-down and simple, with almost every part focused on saving weight. The alcantara inserts in the carbon-fibre racing seats and half leather/half alcantara dash remains clean and free from any wear, echoing the condition of the carbon-fibre surround on the instrument cluster, housing the central tachometer, coloured yellow for optimum legibility. The tonal red and black leather steering wheel feels tactile and presents with no marks or scuffs, flanked by F1-style gearshifting ‘paddles’, with the right hand paddle lengthened to facilitate upshifts when accelerating out of bends, incorporating two different configurations – ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ – with corresponding damper and traction control settings.
The Challenge Stradale’s 90° V8 mid engine is longitudinally-mounted behind the cabin, and its red cover contrasts in striking fashion with the black of the bodywork. The engine is a work of art and provides the driver with an audible symphony of an exhaust note and the kind of performance that is unique to a race-ready car designed for road use.
This is one for the collection, 1 of only 1288 units made worldwide, the Ferrari 360CS is as exclusive than an F40. It is rare, low mileage, exceptionally well preserved and should be part of any Ferrari collection!
Body: 2 Doors
Exterior: Rosso Scuderia
Interior: Nero + Rosso Alcantara
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 21,500 KM
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: Hong Kong Registered
History: This superb RHD example is a local dealer car and road registered in Hong Kong. It was first delivered to its owner who kept it unregistered and unused in his collection. The car was subsequently road registered in 2011 and the owner has been sparingly enjoyed it since. Throughout its life, the car has been diligently maintained by AutoItalia and Blackbird, the local Ferrari Dealerships and has periodically received annual Ferrari services. Currently showing just 2 previous owners on VRD. Today this stunning example has covered just 21,500 KM from new and presents superbly, the paintwork retains a deep gloss and the interior shows very little sign of wear, evidently a well-cared for car always stored correctly. The car is carefully kept in an excellent mechanical condition, original book pack and owners manuals are present along with its spare key. This excellent example is ready to enter a new stable. Available for viewing by appointment for serious interest only.
Perfectly maintained, low mileage & only three owners from new
1 of only 1288 examples ever produced, of which just a small fraction were right-hand drive.
A rare and unique opportunity to buy a HK registered, accident-Free and well-maintained car
Classic Insider condition score: 95 points out of 100
Original. Exceptionally well-kept and consistently maintained by Ferrari Dealer. Exterior is unmarked, paint still looks fresh and shiny. Original wheels are unmarked and shod with fresh tires. The Interior is original, seats, dash, carpets and door cards shows little signs of wear and tear. Mechanically excellent, Engine bay is kept super clean and tidy. Service records shows consistent service and the low mileage can easily be traced. Owner's book pack and tool presented.
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2020 March 20237KM Blackbird Concessionaires
Annual inspection and MOT
Suspension warning light remediated
** All previous Ferrari Dealer Service records available upon request
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY:
Around the turn of the millennium, Ferrari created the replacement of the 355; the 360 Modena. A few years later, a road-going version of the racing 360 Challenge was produced. The result was a lighter, more powerful and more back-to-basics version of the already exciting 360 Modena: the 360 Challenge Stradale.
The Challenge Stradale was the first of its kind within the range of lightweights Ferrari have produced. Unlike the V8 Challenge cars which were designed for racing or track use unless specified otherwise, the Stradale was the first lightweight V8 with both road and track capability, hence the name meaning 'Challenge Street'. Inspired by the 360 Challenge race car, the Stradale was primarliy focused on improved handling, braking and of course weight reduction, characteristics which are essential in race cars.
Systematic improvements were achieved to the setup and feel of the whole car; throttle response from the digital throttle was ratcheted up and feedback through the steering wheel was enhanced. Carbon Ceramic brakes borrowed from the Enzo, some lower weight parts and a FHP handling pack, enabled the Challenge Stradale to claim a 3.5 second improvement per lap of its Fiorano circuit compared to the Modena.
In total, the Challenge Stradale is up to 110 kg (243 lb) lighter than the standard Modena if all the lightweight options are specified such as deleted radio, lexan (plexiglass) door windows and Alcantara fabric (instead of the leather option). As much as 74 kilograms (207 lb) was taken off on the car by lightening the bumpers, stripping the interior of its sound deadening and carbon mirrors and making the optional Modena carbon seats standard. Resin Transfer Moulding was utilized for the bumpers and skirts, a carry-over from the Challenge cars which resulted in lighter bumpers than on the Modena. The engine and transmission weight was slimmed down 11 kg (24 lb) through the use of a smaller, lighter weight sports exhaust back box and valved exit pipes. The Challenge Stradale also got Brembo carbon ceramic brakes as standard which shaved 16 kg off the curb weight and improved handling by reducing unsprung weight and completely eliminating brake fade. Cars fitted with the centre console stereo option, sub speaker box behind the seats and glass side windows re-gained approximately 30 kg over the best selected options.
An unrepeatable example of one of the most highly coveted modern era Ferraris.
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