LoThe Ferrari F430 Challenge was built to compete in the Ferrari Challenge series. It is based on the standard F430 with the same general look and the 490 hp engine. However, it also incorporates a large number of significant track-oriented modifications and a host of newer features not seen in race predecessors like the 360 Challenge, which it replaced in 2006.
The transfer from Formula 1 is significant. The braking system and the electronic gearbox are the same used by the F1 models. New 19-inch slick tires are designed to comply with strict race regulations, which demand endurance while still delivering uncompromising performance. Weight has been reduced in every area of the car, from engineering to bodywork. The F430 Challenge boasts a curb weight of just 1.225 Kg (excluding fuel).
The Ferrari Challenge is a very exclusive racing series held since 1993 over 6 meetings with two 40-minute races per meeting. In 2007 the European series and the Italian series were been split in two distinct series: the Trofeo Pirelli for the more experienced racers (semi-pros) and the Coppa Shell for â€œamateur classâ€.
Bruno Senna, an F1 driver and nephew of one of the most legendary F1 World Champions, Ayrton Senna, drove a F430 Challenge in Brazilian colors for Ferrari Challenge Dealer Team GB at Silverstone on June 9th and 10th, 2007 in the third round of the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli European series. He won both races comfortably and captured both pole positions which helped GB celebrate the 60th anniversary of Ferrari.
Celebrate the victory with this awesome 1:18 scale model!