H.R. Owen has listed a stunning, low-mileage Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale for sale at its Ferrari London dealership.
Finished in striking Rosso Scuderia paintwork with a Nero alcantara interior this Italian racing thoroughbred has just 26,500 miles on the clock. Registered in 2004, the one-owner model is one of only 116 that was imported to the UK – making it a rare, and tantalising, proposition.
The Challenge Stradale was the first race-inspired Ferrari since the legendary F40 and F50. Based on the Ferrari 360 Modena, the CS specification added 20bhp over the standard 360, producing 420bhp from its 3.6-litre, naturally aspirated, flat plane crank V8.
While the power increase is modest, the Challenge Stradale received significant upgrades – including race-inspired suspension, unique alloy wheels, carbon fibre brakes, free-flow air filters and a less restrictive (and great-sounding) exhaust. The gearbox is an F1 automated manual with titanium shift paddles, as well as Modena carbon fibre seats.
In all, the CS model weighed in at 110kg less than the standard car. As much as 74kg, or the equivalent of an adult man, was lost by removal of interior sound deadening, adding carbon fibre mirrors and lightening the standard bumpers. Further weight reduction was offered with optional plexiglass windows and radio deletion. After all, the V8 soundtrack is more exciting than anything you find on the radio these days!
It’s no slouch on the road, either; the Ferrari 360 CS completes 0-60mph in just 4.1 seconds and has a top speed of 176mph. Its Fiorano lap time was 3.5 seconds a lap faster than the standard 360 Modena.
James Champion, H.R. Owen’s Ferrari Brand Director, said: “H.R. Owen prides itself on offering the very best cars on the market, even so to have a car as unique and sought after as this 360 Challenge Stradale is a real honour. Just looking at the car you get an insight into the track-inspired performance on offer. The raw nature of the drive makes this a truly iconic Ferrari, and one that will be perfect in any Ferrari enthusiast’s garage.”
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