The Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale was a limited-edition version of the Ferrari 360 Modena, produced between 2003 and 2005. It was designed as a road-legal version of the 360 Challenge race car, which was used in the Ferrari Challenge racing series.
The Challenge Stradale was developed by Ferrari's racing division, the Corse Clienti department, and was aimed at the most demanding Ferrari enthusiasts who wanted a car that was both track-focused and street legal.
The Challenge Stradale was powered by a 3.6-liter V8 engine that produced 425 horsepower, which was an increase of 25 horsepower over the standard 360 Modena. The car also featured a number of weight-saving measures, including a lighter exhaust system, carbon fiber racing seats, and a stripped-out interior.
The suspension and brakes were also upgraded, with stiffer springs, larger Brembo brakes, and a more aggressive anti-roll bar. The Challenge Stradale also featured a revised aerodynamics package, with a larger front splitter and a rear diffuser to improve downforce.
The Challenge Stradale was an instant hit with Ferrari fans and quickly became a collector's item. Only 1,288 units were produced, making it one of the rarest and most sought-after Ferraris of the early 2000s.
Today, the Challenge Stradale remains highly desirable among Ferrari collectors and enthusiasts, with prices for well-maintained examples continuing to climb. Its combination of race-inspired performance and street-legal usability make it a true icon of the Ferrari brand.