Displacement: 3,496 cc
Horsepower: 375 bhp @ 8,250 rpm
Engine Torque: 268 ft lb @ 6,000 rpm
Top Speed: 186 mph
0 - 60 mph: 4.6 seconds
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The Ferrari Challenge series is a single-marque racing championship, that was created so that Ferrari owners could become involved in motor racing. It started in 1993 with the 348 Challenge and then progressed to the F355 Challenge in 1995. Each one of these started out as a standard Berlinetta (coupe), which was then modified with a factory supplied kit of performance accessories (at an additional cost to the customer of some $30,000!!). However, the next car in the Challenge series, the 360 Challenge (and also every subsequent Challenge car) was only available with the F1 paddle shift transmission, a move bemoaned by many racing purists and one that has therefore only heightened the appeal and demand for the F355 version.
A total of just 108 F355 Challenge cars were built (18 of which were right hand drive), making them extremely rare, but finding an entirely original one, with just 10,000 kilometres, that hasn't been wrecked or molested, is rarer still and this therefore, represents an unparalleled opportunity to purchase probably the finest example of the last manual transmission Ferrari Challenge cars available. With just two owners from new, this car is in exceptional condition throughout. It has a clean CARFAX, that verifies the mileage and had a recent engine-out service at a cost of $15,744 by a Ferrari dealer with a further $16,693 in additional receipts, from the same dealer, all within the last year.
Thrilling to drive on the track and easily maintained, with no complicated computer controls or electronic shifting, these superb, factory built racecars are destined to be one of the most sought after racing machines from Maranello.