The Ferrari F430 Challenge was the fourth generation of Ferrari Challenge racing cars, following the great successes of the one-make race series of the Ferrari 348, 355 and 360.
The F430 Challenge is based on the Ferrari F430 and was a customer competition car.
It has the standard 430 engine with a 4.3-litre V8 and 490hp, but the chassis was radically revised and the running gear and fittings were upgraded for track use. The chassis is more rigid, lighter and the suspension and brakes were modified for the racing purpose. A semi-automatic gearbox with the paddle shifters, switches the gears on the track. The 430 Challenge was one of the best machines in its class at the time.
It was launched in 2006 and built until 2010, in total just 142 left-hand drive cars were produced. In those days the 430 Challenge was used in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli, where retained professionals raced against some sportier clients.
It is believed that fewer than a half of the F430 Challenge cars survived the four-year season but the survivors are eligible to be raced at events such as the official Ferrari Club Challenge, the Ferrari Club Germany Racing Series as well as the Challenge and GT days, only to mention a few.
We assume that the car had a total of three owners. The car was built in 2008 and passed to the second owner in 2012, for whom a French FFSA passport was issued in 2012. A German DMSB “Wagenpass” (log book) was issued in 2018 for the last owner. In the capable hands of the last owner, who purchased the car in 2018, the F430 won its class in the Challenge class of the Ferrari Club Germany racing series. After that it was used mainly on trackdays. The car was regularly maintained by the racing team RacingOne, located at the famous Nürburgring in Germany.
In 2022 the car retired from racing and was completely overhauled at Scuderia Gran Tourismo in Munich and remained unused since then. Today the total mileage is aprox. 9.000 kms since new.
• In February 2022 a new braking system was installed, which included new discs, pads and brake fluid, documented by a bill from Ferrari Scuderia Gran Tourismo over €5.550.
• In April 2022 the car got a new clutch with new sensors. Also the gearbox, the differential and engine got a full service. The fire extinguisher was checked and serviced and the car got a new battery. The total invoice was 8.970 €.
• In October 2022 the drivers seat and the seat belts were replaced, the old driver seat was mounted to the passenger side, it is still valid until this year. Additionally the car got new wheel-arches. Total price – €3.500.
The roll cage got and extension to allow passenger rides. The car has GT3 front- and carbon rearspoiler and comes with a German DMSB log book as well as French FFSA documents. Also included are brand new front grills, a NOS Ferrari Challenge Upper rear bumper grill, brand new carbon fiber side mirrors and a total of 16 wheels with slicks, rain tires and intermediates. The F430 Challenge is ready to go.
An all original and never used pit equipment including wheelnut socket, new Milwaukee power wrench, air bottle and airlines for the air jack system could be negotiated separately.