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Over 1,000 drivers, many races, and countless thrills, that’s the Ferrari Challenge legacy. Since 1993 the most famous one-make championship has placed dream cars and very special customers on the most beautiful racetracks in the world. Aimed at those customers that are not content with simply driving their Ferraris around, and who want to be part of high-speed competitive races, the Ferrari Challenge is divided into three continental series: Europe, North America, and the latest addition, the Asia-Pacific series whose first season was in 2011.
Challenge races are always hard-fought and packed with head-to-head duels, providing the driver with all the excitement of the track. Races are completely professional on the technical side and offer the highest safety levels, indeed, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) endorses all three championships. Each series is divided into four main categories, Trofeo Pirelli, Trofeo Pirelli Am, Coppa Shell, and Coppa Shell Am depending on the driver’s established level of skill. so each race yields four winners, thus providing even more thrills for the fans at the circuit or at home. The European series is broadcast in over 90 countries worldwide, providing great visibility for sponsors and enthusiasts alike.
Like its predecessor the 360 Challenge, the Ferrari F430 Challenge is a production-line sourced race car built by Ferrari. The car is directly based on the standard F430 model and uses the same 4.3L V8 engine. Introduced for the 2006 season, the car initially raced in the Ferrari Challenge alongside the 360 before becoming the sole model and racing in the series until 2011 and the arrival of the 458. As well as its innovative paddle-shift operated six-speed gearbox, 300 kg of weight was shed improving performance and handling and naturally, with a number of very closely matched cars the on-track battles were epic with driver talent usually being the deciding factor.
This particular Ferrari F430 Challenge is a 2006 model, supplied new and raced in Europe. Finished in Rosso Scuderia the car comes supplied with a Ferrari Certificate of Origin. In good condition throughout, it would be welcomed by the AMOC GT Series, Ferrari Club Racing Series or Global Endurance Legends.