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Starting with the 348 in 1993, Ferrari created a single-marque series for amateur and semiprofessional race drivers. The “Challenge” series proved popular with customers and has continued with all the succeeding models. Introduced at the 2005 Frankfurt motor show, the F430 Challenge appeared similar to the road-going F430 but received modifications that transformed it into a track-only race car. A stripped interior, Lexan windshield, carbon fiber intake, and lighter exhaust system contributed to a curb weight of 2,701 pounds, 250 pounds less than standard. While retaining the F430’s 4.3-liter, 483 hp V-8, the Challenge received revised engine calibrations, an F1-derived six-speed sequential manual gearbox with modified gear ratios, mechanical differential, and no stability or traction control.
This 2007 Ferrari F430 Challenge is finished in Rosso Corsa and has been upgraded with a “GT Cup” specification front splitter and rear wing. Sold new through Ferrari Beverly Hills, this example was campaigned through the dealership’s Scuderia Corsa racing team in the Challenge series from 2007–2009. Currently showing less than 17,000 km (about 10,500 miles), the F430 has not suffered any major accidents, according to the consignor. The car presents well overall, including the Alcantara seats and dashboard that have been reupholstered, and a specialist recently changed the oil and brake fluid, and installed new tires. Ideal for track or FCA events, this F430 Challenge awaits its next owner, who will be treated to the visceral thrill of a modern competition Ferrari.