Maranello, 16 January 2003
The new Ferrari, which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motorshow in March, will be
called the ”Challenge Stradale”. It joins the 360 Modena and the 360 Spider in the
Ferrari 8 cylinder range of road cars.
The Challenge Stradale derives from the latest interpretation of the pure Ferrari
tradition of making road cars directly derived from the race cars. With the
Challenge Stradale the racing expertise comes from the Ferrari Challenge
International Championships and the FIA GT races, where the 360 Challenge and
360 GT models are top protagonists, both in Europe and in the United States.
The strong links of the Challenge Stradale road car to racing are underlined by a
significant weight reduction, obtained also through a sporty set up and additional
aerodynamic contents, enhanced braking performance and F1-style gearbox.
The engine is the 3,586cc V8, with five valves per cylinder and titanium conrods,
which secured a worldwide success to the 360 Modena and the 360 Spider. The
all aluminium body and chassis are the ones designed and produced by Ferrari
for the 360 Modena.
The colour of the car on the Ferrari stand in Geneva will be the new ”Rosso
Scuderia”, the same red of the Formula 1 cars, with decorations recalling Ferraris
used in customer races of the past.