2006 Ferrari 430 Challenge
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2006 Ferrari 430 ChallengeSource: private party
Posted: 11 Mar 2008
2006 Ferrari 430 Challenge car. The VIN# is ZFFEX63X000146294 - car only has approx. 1500 miles. Approx. 82 430 Challenge cars in the U.S.
An intensive series of development tests held at Fiorano have honed the F430 Challenge's talents. In fact, it offers a stunning series of features sure to meet with the approval of its drivers. As ever, the transfer from Formula 1 is significant, particularly with regard to the braking system which uses carbon-ceramic material (CCM) - a first for a Ferrari sports competition car.
The electronic gearbox is also F1-derived and works in exactly the same way as the one used aboard the Grand Prix car. Thanks to a two-plate clutch and specific software, it also offers the same gear-changing times as the road-going F430 (150 ms) in the much more extreme track conditions.
..New 19' slick tires were also developed specifically by Pirelli and are designed to comply with the very strict racing regulations that demand endurance while still delivering blistering performance.
The F430 Challenge boasts a weight of just 2700lb (excluding fuel). Weight has been reduced in every area of the car, from the engineering to the bodywork. Of particular note are the LexanŽ windscreen, the all-carbon fiber intake plenum cover, and the specific exhaust system. To ensure that drivers get the full benefit of the car's sporty prowess on the track, the E-Diff has been replaced by a mechanical differential and the EBD has been replaced with a mechanical system.
The most notable of the other solutions introduced in the new F430 Challenge is the new steering wheel with a quick release mechanism to make it easier to get into and out of the car. The wheel is also equipped with buttons for radio contact with the pits, to set the pit lane speed and interface with the new color digital instrument panel. The rear of the car is characterized by a new exhaust system which has high central tail pipes, and by the modified grille which increases the extraction of hot air from the rear of the engine bay. The anti-roll bars, springs and single-rate shocks have all been modified for racing use too. The center locking wheels make wheel changes faster too as does the fact that the car incorporates pneumatic jacks.
Dimensions and Weight
Overall length 176.6 in
Overall width 75.7 in
Height 46.6 in
Weight 2770 lb
Front - 225/35 ZR 19
Rear - 285/35 ZR 19
8 cylinders V8 90 degree
Total displacement: 263 cu in (4308 cm3)
Maximum power: 490 bhp (360 kW) at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque: 343 lb ft (465 Nm) at 5250 rpm
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