(from Ferrari Press Release)
The Challenge Stradale derives from the latest interpretation of the
pure Ferrari tradition of making road cars directly derived from the
race cars. With the Challenge Stradale the racing expertise comes from
the Ferrari Challenge International Championships and the FIA GT races,
where the 360 Challenge and 360 GT models are top protagonists, both in
Europe and in the United States.
The strong links of the Challenge Stradale road car to racing are
underlined by a significant weight reduction, obtained also through a
sporty set up and additional aerodynamic contents, enhanced braking
performance and F1-style gearbox.
The engine is the 3,586cc V8, with five valves per cylinder and titanium
conrods, which secured a worldwide success for the 360 Modena and the
360 Spider. The all aluminium body and chassis are the ones designed and
produced by Ferrari for the 360 Modena.
The colour of the car on the Ferrari stand in Geneva will be the new 'Rosso
Scuderia', the same red of the Formula 1 cars, with decorations
recalling Ferraris used in customer races of the past.