@ 8,500 rpm
has reaffirmed the strong link between its GT and sporting divisions
with the new F430 Challenge. The F430 Challenge was specifically
designed to meet the expectations of Ferrari's sportier clients
and privateer racers.
The F430 Challenge retains the same general look and 490 hp
engine as the road-going version, the Ferrari F430. However, the F430 Challenge also incorporates
a large number of significant track-oriented modifications and
a host of new features not seen in the car currently used in
the racing series, the 360 Challenge Stradale. A car which
it joins on the track during the 2006 racing season and completely
replaces in 2007.