Fabulous Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale up for auction

Hardcore Ferraris track-biased Ferraris were the preserve of the very few. That all changed with the 360 Challenge Stradale.

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Designed to capitalise on the rising popularity of track days and track days cars, this was the answer to the Porsche 911 GT3. Maranello made the CS 28 per cent lighter and 40 per cent stiffer than the standard 360 Modena, enhanced the steering feel, made the throttle more responsive and added Brembo carbon ceramic brakes. That’s useful to know in a car that delivers a hefty 476bhp at a heady 8500rpm. At the top end you’ll be doing 191mph.

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Despite all this track tech this isn’t a car that punishes you on the road for the pleasures on track; it was designed to be a road car first and track car second.

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This particular example, up for grabs with Silverstone Auctions at its Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show sale from 10-12 November, is left-hand drive. Okay, not so great for UK commuting but imagine a road trip to European circuits in it… now that’s a tantalising proposition. It’s done less than 11,000km and has plenty of service history from marque specialists in Germany, Japan and the UK.

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Okay, so a silver Ferrari may not to be everyone’s taste but screaming around Mugello, would you really care? This car’s got an estimate of £140k-160k. Could you be tempted? Would you rather have a Porsche 911 GT3 or Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera? Get in touch and let us know.

For more details on the car, head to www.silverstoneauctions.co.uk

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