Open Roads, October | Lot 105
2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
€195,000 EUR | Asking
| Karlskron, Germany
6 - 13 October 2021
- Fully stamped Ferrari service book, with a major service performed in 2021
- Finished in Rosso Corsa with desirable black and red Alcantara interior
- A highly desirable road car that can also be enjoyed on the race track
With its underpinnings based upon the 360 Modena that preceded the Challenge Stradale as Ferrari’s flagship rear mid-engine sports car of its era, the development of the car brought in a number of performance enhancements. Ferrari engineers saved 110 kilograms compared to the earlier car, making plentiful use of aluminium and carbon fiber in the car’s construction. Creature comforts were done away with to save weight—even carpet—while the output of its 3.6-litre V-8 engine was raised to 425 bhp, and the paddle-shift transmission shift-times were improved with revised software. Carbon-ceramic brakes were equipped as standard, improving both handling and braking performance by eliminating brake fade and shedding 16 kilograms of weight.
This example, finished in Rosso Corsa with an Italian tricolour central stripe over a black and red Alcantara interior, was completed by the Maranello factory in April 2004. The 360 Challenge Stradale wears red brake callipers that are housed by light silver alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin tyres. Fitted with a four-point racing harnesses from new, a factory-fitted roll bar is equipped for added safety and reinforces this car’s status as a coveted track machine for fans of fast driving.
Accompanied by the car is a service book that shows Ferrari dealer stamps at key intervals. First serviced at 5,000 km in 2005 by Ferrari Autohaus Ulrich GmbH of Frankfurt am Main, Germany—who supplied the car when new—the car received further Ferrari dealer services at 12,600 km, 19,000 km and 38,974 km in Italy, then again at 42,409 km in Germany. Most recently, the 360 Challenge Stradale received its 50,000 km service at Scuderia Gohm in Vösendorf, Austria, performed slightly early with the odometer reading 46,646 km at the time. Additionally, the same Ferrari garage carried out maintenance work over 2020 and 2021, working to replace shock absorbers and to return the car’s ride height to original.