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2001 Ferrari 360 Challenge

The 360 Challenge’s performance capabilities were constantly honed over 15 months of testing and 6,000 miles on the track. The Challenge version has many modifications setting it apart from the normal 360:

Reduced weight by 330 lbs. Air conditioning, gear change heat exchanger, electric windows, sound deadening & interior trim were removed. The front & rear bumpers, exhaust system, windows, center console & door panels were replaced with lightweight counterparts.
Changes to the suspension include: new electronic damping system, BOGE shock absorbers, racing springs, aluminum suspension bushings and a thick 22mm anti-roll bar.

The cockpit features a Magneti Marelli digital dash readout which allows the driver to check performance data acquired by the on-board, F1-style telemetry system.
A number of modifications have been made for track use, including fitting a larger oil radiator and stiffer engine mounting bushes. Safety features include an automatic fire extinguisher system and FIA-approved safety fuel tank with a capacity of 22 Imperial gallons and two filler pipes for rapid filling.

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Specs & Performance

submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
built at Maranello, Italy
position Mid Longitudinal
displacement 3586 cc / 218.8 in³
bore 85 mm / 3.35 in
stroke 79 mm / 3.11 in
compression 11.0:1
power 298.3 kw / 400.0 bhp @ 8500 rpm
specific output 111.54 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 341.88 bhp per tonne
torque 373 nm / 275.1 ft lbs @ 4750 rpm
front tires Slick 235/645-18
rear tires Slick 295/645-18
front brakes Brembo Vented Discs
rear brakes Brembo Vented Discs
curb weight 1170 kg / 2579 lbs
wheelbase 2600 mm / 102.4 in
front track 1669 mm / 65.7 in
rear track 1617 mm / 63.7 in
length 4477 mm / 176.3 in
width 1922 mm / 75.7 in
height 1184 mm / 46.6 in
transmission Paddle Change F1 Sequential
top speed ~295 kph / 183.3 mph
0 – 60 mph ~4.0 seconds