Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

Photo courtesy of Yannick van As Photography

The Ferrari Challenge Stradale is a limited production track-day focused car based on the Ferrari 360 Modena. Inspired by the 360 Modena Challenge racing car, the focus was primarily on improving its track and lap-times performance by concentrating on handling, braking and weight reduction, essential elements in pure racing cars.

Ferrari 360 Modena

Ferrari 360 Modena

Ferrari engineers designed the car with a goal of 20% track day use in mind and 80% road use. With only a 20 bhp (15 kW) improvement in engine power from the Modena, and an improved power to weight ratio, the Challenge Stradale accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.  For the driving enthusiast, the differences between the 360 Modena and the Challenge Stradale are significant, given their improvements to the car’s overall driving dynamics.  On Ferrari’s Fiorano circuit, the Challenge Stradale turned in lap times 2.5 seconds faster than the Modena.

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